10-20-2012, 02:56 AM
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  • slantman
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Just received this bakelite slant razor from Italian Barber and wanted to show what it looks like. Although nobody seems to know who made it but I will guess and say Merkur. It has the identical shape handle as the Merkur bakelite 45 except for the color and brass female insert to accept the head. The bottom of the razor says the exact words as the Merkur 45 "made in Germany"
The shave was outstanding close and very smooth with no irritation. Its toy like because because it weighs a mere 1 oz but like other slants you need some double edge experience before using one. Italian Barber lists it as NOS so I have no idea when it was produced. This is a great razor for $29.95 .

[Image: bakeliteslant001.jpg]

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 10-20-2012, 07:18 AM
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  • tgutc
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I've enjoyed mine as well Jerry. Thanks for sharing your opinion on who made it.

GO TIGERS!

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 10-20-2012, 03:55 PM
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Looks great, Jerry! Enjoy it.

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 10-23-2012, 01:30 PM
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Hey Jerry,

I am about to dive into the slant world. Being that you are "the Slantman", in your opinion, would this be a good first slant or would I be better off saving my pennies for a used 37G? (the one that has been the object of my desire)

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 10-23-2012, 05:57 PM
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Nice, I am assuming the shave is very similar to a 37c?

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 10-24-2012, 12:13 AM
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WOW! I'd know idea they turned out a slant-bar counterpart to the 45.

It's not heavy, but that Bakelite razor is no joke.

I prefer the white color here. WOW! Can't wait to try...

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 10-24-2012, 03:25 AM
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  • slantman
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(10-23-2012, 05:57 PM)jgriest03 Wrote: Nice, I am assuming the shave is very similar to a 37c?

Very similar.

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 10-24-2012, 03:26 AM
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  • slantman
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(10-24-2012, 12:13 AM)boYexTRAORDINaRE Wrote: WOW! I'd know idea they turned out a slant-bar counterpart to the 45.

It's not heavy, but that Bakelite razor is no joke.

I prefer the white color here. WOW! Can't wait to try...

The slant is NOS it came out along time ago. I think if this is a Merkur the 45 got its idea from the bakelite build.

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 10-24-2012, 04:54 AM
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Ya, I noticed it was NOS after posting. How disappointing.

It too would assume it's a Merkur, owing to its appearance, identical to that of the 45, save for color & slant.

BTW, I've never tried a slant. I'd like to but the models are limited, looking like razors I already own. How much of an advantage do they offer? And how, exactly, do they work? I say "exactly" only as no source has given me a satisfactory description of its functionality & as your handle is Slantman, I thought you'd be the right person to ask Biggrin

(10-24-2012, 03:26 AM)slantman Wrote:
(10-24-2012, 12:13 AM)boYexTRAORDINaRE Wrote: WOW! I'd know idea they turned out a slant-bar counterpart to the 45.

It's not heavy, but that Bakelite razor is no joke.

I prefer the white color here. WOW! Can't wait to try...

The slant is NOS it came out along time ago. I think if this is a Merkur the 45 got its idea from the bakelite build.

Just to expound further, I get exceptionally close shaves with any razor I use, provided that I finish ATG. If I'm already getting smooth in a few passes, what benefit would a slant afford me? Would an XTG pass be comparable to an ATG one?

(10-24-2012, 04:54 AM)boYexTRAORDINaRE Wrote: Ya, I noticed it was NOS after posting. How disappointing.

It too would assume it's a Merkur, owing to its appearance, identical to that of the 45, save for color & slant.

BTW, I've never tried a slant. I'd like to but the models are limited, looking like razors I already own. How much of an advantage do they offer? And how, exactly, do they work? I say "exactly" only as no source has given me a satisfactory description of its functionality & as your handle is Slantman, I thought you'd be the right person to ask Biggrin

(10-24-2012, 03:26 AM)slantman Wrote:
(10-24-2012, 12:13 AM)boYexTRAORDINaRE Wrote: WOW! I'd know idea they turned out a slant-bar counterpart to the 45.

It's not heavy, but that Bakelite razor is no joke.

I prefer the white color here. WOW! Can't wait to try...

The slant is NOS it came out along time ago. I think if this is a Merkur the 45 got its idea from the bakelite build.

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 10-24-2012, 05:32 AM
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There is no mystery shaving with a slant. As you shave it has a slicing action rather then cutting. There is more blade exposure on one end of the head then the other. Technique is identical to other razors but the results are usually a closer shave with less passes. But my Cadet OC still shaves closer. Maybe I should change my name to "cadet" Biggrin

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 10-24-2012, 06:02 AM
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  • SLB04
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The origin of this razor has been already discussed in this thread.

This razor was available in large quantities from an Italian vendor at ebay for a couple of €.

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 10-24-2012, 05:53 PM
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I tried to find the razor on Italian barber with with no luck, anyone have a link or are they sold out?

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 10-24-2012, 05:56 PM
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(10-24-2012, 05:53 PM)jgriest03 Wrote: I tried to find the razor on Italian barber with with no luck, anyone have a link or are they sold out?

Hi

Here you go: Vintage Bakelite Slant Razor

Take care, Mike

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 10-24-2012, 05:58 PM
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(10-24-2012, 05:56 PM)mikeperry Wrote:
(10-24-2012, 05:53 PM)jgriest03 Wrote: I tried to find the razor on Italian barber with with no luck, anyone have a link or are they sold out?

Hi

Here you go: Vintage Bakelite Slant Razor

Take care, Mike

Thanks so muchBiggrin, I was searching the Merkur section.

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 10-24-2012, 06:04 PM
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(10-24-2012, 06:02 AM)SLB04 Wrote: The origin of this razor has been already discussed in this thread.

This razor was available in large quantities from an Italian vendor at ebay for a couple of €.

Yep, and I got a couple at the time. All in all... a nice smooth razor, especially with SI.Biggrin

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 10-26-2012, 06:07 AM
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Yep. The very same that I've presented here.

A very nice razor. I like it a lot, specially with Super Iridium and Perma-Sharp blades. Cool It is the razor that I use when travelling.

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