This specific razor was made sometime between 1930 and 1941. All three models, the OCMM (open comb, 1929-1941), the Clog proof (1941-1947) and the Flying wing (1947 onwards), are all very popular and well praised razors. They shave rating is classed by many as fairly aggressive, but not as aggressive as some of today's most aggressive safety razors such as the Muhle R41.
There are many things that makes these razors unique, and a must have for any discerning shaver one of them being the interesting shaving position of the head, it must be placed near-flat to your face and is actually quite user-friendly, despite its bad-ass axe-like appearance! Another cool factor is that it is the only twist-to-open (TTO) single edge razor available to this day. Apart from its uniqueness, the shave quality is the bomb, I am definitely adding one of each to my 'regular use rakkie' very soon! When buying these razors second hand make sure the blade stops are in place, as they are crucial to keep the blade in the correct position, and one obviously wants a razor that is in a original, working condition.
Loading a blade is quick and straight forward, This razor is one of the 'least intimidating' early vintage single edge razors to use, so if you always wanted something old but useable, and built like a brick sh!thouse this is the one for you. We anticipate getting many more of these and selling them to guys to collect and use for their daily shaves, I do think South Africans are going to fall in love with these...
The top and backside of the cap on this razor have been buffed to brass finish as the original plating was patchy and spotty.
The razor weighs 63 grams and measures around 92 mm tall. Each razor is supplied with 10 blades, and blades will be kept in stock from here on out.
What a GEM this one is!