My Razor of the Week this week is the Gillette New Bar Handle.
My New is a short comb variety. It is probably my favorite razor. At one time I used this one almost exclusively for about 6 months. Not bad for an $8 antique store find.
It looks viscous to the uninitiated. But it’s really a nice gentle razor.
There is something intimidating about a razor that looks like a rake! You have to keep in mind however, that when it was coming on the market, there were a lot of guys still using straight razors. If you can use a cut-throat, this is nothing!
Mine has been lovingly used. It’s all copper and brass at this point.
If I had to walk out of the house with only one razor…well, I’d cry…but I’d grab this one. Functional simplicity.