10-20-2012, 11:05 AM
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NOTE: Someone had PM'd me a while ago, offering me some of his strange razors, so that I could review them. I had to decline at the time, because I was moving, but now I'm settled again, and have some time for some more razor reviews. Please PM me if you want to have your razors reviewed. Smile


This is the sixth in a series of posts about razors that you don't really hear about on the forums.

Here are the other reviews:

1) Gladweg De Luxe
2) Henso DE razor
3) Gladweg Push-Button
4) Engels DE
5) Sesam Super-Slant
6) Barbasol 'non-floating head' razor


Here's another razor that was loaned to me by Mike. He has an impressive collection of safety razors (over 200, I believe), and some are pretty rare and cool.

I'm not sure how rare the Mulcuto is, but it's not common and deserves a place in this series.

The Mulcuto is a German-made razor, but was marketed in English-speaking countries as well. The instructions in this set are in English.

Mike must have received this razor in NOS condition - it looked new when I got it. The plating was perfect - and of a really high quality. No Gillette was ever plated like this. It has a glow that really impresses me.

It came in its cardboard shipper:

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Inside, the razor was enclosed in a plastic container:

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It had the usual two blade holders. The set still had a full complement of unused blades. It also had the instructions present.

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The instructions tell how to make sure the cap is put on the head properly (like the Progress), and also that the blades have two different edges.

I didn't use the NOS blades, but I did take some pics of the wrappers:

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The razor itself is a three-piece razor with a really cool-looking head.

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The head and the cap, are wider on one side of the razor than the other, causing the blade to be angled. This is not a slant like the modern-day Merkurs, but it's more like the Sesam that I reviewed a little while ago. Still, the slanting is not as extreme as the Sesam; it's actually a pretty mild slanting of the head.

One really cool thing about this razor is that each of the small posts on the head-cap have a spring around them. This keeps the blade firmly in place, and also makes sure that there's no play when the cap is put onto the head.

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The shave from this razor was really good. It isn't really aggressive, but was a lot more efficient than I expected. The shaves I received were all smooth and easy. The fact that the head was not radially symmetrical wasn't an issue with this razor, as it was with the Sesam.

In general, I'd have to say that this is a very nice razor. It isn't my favourite DE razor, but it certainly is worth having in a collection.

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 10-20-2012, 11:17 AM
  • Johan
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Looks great. I like the design of it really. But i imagine that the handle could get slippery. it looks so atleast.

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 10-20-2012, 11:22 AM
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I didn't notice any tendency of the handle to slip. That could be because I keep my hands dry when shaving. It didn't feel that hard to grip securely.

Still, if you got some soapy water on there, it might give rise to some problems.

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 10-20-2012, 03:58 PM
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Wow, that is a unique looking razor!

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 10-22-2012, 03:00 PM
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Hey Yohann. Thanks for exposing another of my obscure razors to the limelight. Glad this one was not as much of a disaster as the Sesam!

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 10-22-2012, 04:09 PM
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Very cool!

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