February 2019 acquisitions

#6
it's a bit of a straight razor on a stick. If you can get a sharp one they are ok. I have one and used it a couple of times,
until I dropped it and broke the honing bit of it. just try it. Buy some plasters first. (only joking)
If you can use a straight you can use a rolls razor the angles are the same. :)
 
#8
£6 from a local Oxfam charity shop

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The box alone is worthy of the £6. As for the razor itself it appears to be some kind of strange hybrid. Some blade on the thing.

Shall take it in to work on Monday and put it through the ultrasonic cleaner.

If it only sits in the bathroom as a curiosity item it is a winner with me
Great find, I like Rolls Razors they make a great ornament/showpiece on a shelf, also you are lucky that the honing stone is not cracked and the blade is not rusty.
They will give a good shave if the blade is honed perfectly, you won't get a perfect edge by using its own hone, so I suggest either you hone it yourself on a Naniwa or whichever sharpening stone you use or send it to a honemaster.
With the perfectly honed blade and if you follow the instructions on the leaflet regarding how to hold and the angle of the blade, you will get a good and a comfortable shave. Due to size of the blade some areas can get bit tricky to shave.
Some people may suggest to remove the safety bar, I strongly suggest not to! at least until you get used to the blade.
When packing up, be careful with the handle and/or the blade holder to sit properly so they don't crack the hone.
Good Luck.
 
#9
Great find, I like Rolls Razors they make a great ornament/showpiece on a shelf, also you are lucky that the honing stone is not cracked and the blade is not rusty.
They will give a good shave if the blade is honed perfectly, you won't get a perfect edge by using its own hone, so I suggest either you hone it yourself on a Naniwa or whichever sharpening stone you use or send it to a honemaster.
With the perfectly honed blade and if you follow the instructions on the leaflet regarding how to hold and the angle of the blade, you will get a good and a comfortable shave. Due to size of the blade some areas can get bit tricky to shave.
Some people may suggest to remove the safety bar, I strongly suggest not to! at least until you get used to the blade.
When packing up, be careful with the handle and/or the blade holder to sit properly so they don't crack the hone.
Good Luck.
Brilliant and most appreciated advice. My first move will be clean it up as I do like the box it is all contained in and the fact it is integral to the razor. Certainly a blade and a half.
 
#10
Brilliant and most appreciated advice. My first move will be clean it up as I do like the box it is all contained in and the fact it is integral to the razor. Certainly a blade and a half.
No worries, also my advice on cleaning; Usually most Rolls Razors strops have been treated with a Rolls Razor strop paste, it is a thick, red colour paste in a round Bakelite small tub that looks very cool. First with very light-almost no pressure rub the strop with a coarse sand paper/emery cloth and do the same thing with a finer grit. Then clean/nourish/treat the strop with lanolin based saddle soap or neats foot oil or almond oil. If you think that you applied too much oil, just pat try with paper towel.
To clean and service the rest of it; Use lighter fluid to get rid of the oil/grime and metal dust on the hone but make sure lighter fluid doesn't touch the strop. After cleaning, you can apply little bit 3in1 or Gun oil(Bisley is my favourite) to the mechanism.
 
#11
No worries, also my advice on cleaning; Usually most Rolls Razors strops have been treated with a Rolls Razor strop paste, it is a thick, red colour paste in a round Bakelite small tub that looks very cool. First with very light-almost no pressure rub the strop with a coarse sand paper/emery cloth and do the same thing with a finer grit. Then clean/nourish/treat the strop with lanolin based saddle soap or neats foot oil or almond oil. If you think that you applied too much oil, just pat try with paper towel.
To clean and service the rest of it; Use lighter fluid to get rid of the oil/grime and metal dust on the hone but make sure lighter fluid doesn't touch the strop. After cleaning, you can apply little bit 3in1 or Gun oil(Bisley is my favourite) to the mechanism.
Invaluable information
 
#18
Probably my No 1 Shaving Product discovery of 2018 - Cold River Soap Works Moisturising Aftershave.
Alcohol free; it is a thin emulsion with a truck-load of the better skin care ingredients. It has a delightful light fresh barbershop fragrance.
It is supplied in a spray bottle which atomises beautifully - 4-5 light pumps and your entire face and neck is lightly covered.
Stocking up ;).

 
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