06-30-2012, 04:12 AM
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I have planned (for a while) to post a bunch of threads with tips on the selection, maintenance, and use of the Rolls Razor.

[Image: Rolls_Razor_open_case.JPG]

For those who are not familiar with these razors, they are 'safety razors' that consist of a small section of a wedge straight blade, with a little 'safety bar' around the blade. It is honed and stropped like a straight, in a self-contained case, and you mount the blade on a handle and use it like a safety.

Anyway, it claims to be a safety razor, and has some characteristics of safeties, but it is otherwise just a 'straight on a stick'.

So where should I post the threads on it? In the Safety Razor Forum, or in the Straight Forum?

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 06-30-2012, 05:26 AM
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I can't believe I'm unusual...

I have no interest in having my hand hold a straight against my skin. The result just wouldn't be pretty IMO. But I do have an interest in Rolls Razors.

Where I'm going with this is, if you put it in with the straights, folks like myself won't see it because I never go into that forum. But if you put it in with razors, we will see it.

Now maybe there are gents who only open up the straight section, but I doubt it.

I'm sure what I wrote was worth everything you paid for it.

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 06-30-2012, 06:04 AM
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Well, actually I have several Rolls Razor sets. I've been using them for years.

Over time, I've figured out what works and what doesn't. That's what I want to post about here.

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 06-30-2012, 07:43 AM
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That is a very nice razor, Yohann.

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 06-30-2012, 08:34 AM
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A very curious looking set of kit... where ever you end putting a thread - I use the "new threads" feature to look for interesting threads. so I'll spot it regardless - I hope you include a video of how it's stropped... because I've been staring at the picture for ten minutes now without being able to figure it out Blush

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 06-30-2012, 12:46 PM
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(06-30-2012, 08:34 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: A very curious looking set of kit... where ever you end putting a thread - I use the "new threads" feature to look for interesting threads. so I'll spot it regardless - I hope you include a video of how it's stropped... because I've been staring at the picture for ten minutes now without being able to figure it out Blush

+ 1 on the video

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 06-30-2012, 01:50 PM
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Sorry, can't do video. However, I will have some pics and instructions. Smile

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 07-03-2012, 05:40 AM
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Yohann, I am really looking forward to this thread. I have been debating on and off whether or not to get a Rolls. Most on eBay seem in poor condition or are very expensive. Your write-ups may finally have me decide whether or not to go after one. Smile

As to where to put it, may I suggest In the Safety Razor thread. While it has some attributes of a straight, in it's day it may have been considered closer to a safety because of look and safety bar. I also agree with Brian that there is a better chance that more members may see it there. The only other option might be to have a completely different topic for "Other" razors but I think that would just be unnecessary cluttering and confusion. Just my 2 cents.

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 07-03-2012, 05:52 AM
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Right, it will take some time for me to get the threads together, but I'll post them in the Safety Razor forum.

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 07-03-2012, 05:58 AM
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I'm looking forward for this thread.

I've seen some Rolls razors for sale on antique/flea markets in the past. However, I know little about these razors, and I cannot tell if those sets I've seen are complete, in good condition or not.Undecided

The Safety Razor forum sounds fine to me!

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 07-03-2012, 01:29 PM
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I'm looking forward to reading the thread!

I have a lot of interest in the Rolls.

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