RazoRock New Classic

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Bob in TX
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RazoRock New Classic

Post by Bob in TX » Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:59 am

RazoRock is changing their soap line somewhat. They are going to 100% Artisan soaps. One of the first changes was with the Classic. The new Classic is still a traditional Italian marzipan/almond croap, but is now made by a small batch Italian artisan instead of the original mass produced version. As expected, after loading my damp brush for 20 seconds (probably 5-10 seconds too many), I quickly got enough great slick, thick, cushioning lather for a 3+ pass shave. The only problem with the marzipan scented soaps is that they make me yearn for an Almond Croissant!

Ingredients: stearic acid, water, coconut oil, potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide, fragrance

It is only available on the Italian Barber ebay page for now while they clear out the old Classic and Fresco.

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Re: RazoRock New Classic

Post by TommyDawg » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:28 pm

Bob, so you like this better than their 'regular' line it is replacing? How so?
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Re: RazoRock New Classic

Post by Bob in TX » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:49 am

Hey Tom,

That is tough to answer, but a qualified "yes". I currently have three of the newer RR Artisan soaps: San Valentino (a limited edition), The Freedberg, and the new Classic. All are exceptional soaps, even more so when you consider the cost. I had used the Fresco before which is similar to the old Classic, both of which are now discontinued. It was OK, but not what I consider top tier. I ended up including it in a PIF. Some of the other like XXX and Mudder Focker (really dislike the name) are also getting terrific reviews and feedback.

I had my 2nd shave with the new RR Artisan Classic and used a different brush. Quick, easy, thick, cushioning lather again. Of course, the Slim and GSB continue to hold up their end too. Nice smooth, close, nick free shave. They got it right.

As always, YMMV>

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Re: RazoRock New Classic

Post by TommyDawg » Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:16 pm

Bob, thanks for the reply. I had used the prior versions with a similar conclusion as you. They were good enough to stay in the rotation, but I was ready for something new and favored others instead. May have to give these artisans a try. Thanks..
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Re: RazoRock New Classic

Post by Bob in TX » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:25 am

I did my 3rd shave yesterday with the new Classic. Outstanding as expected.

I followed the RR Classic with Cella today to compare them. Most people would not pass a “Blind Shave Test” between the two. The RR Classic is a bit softer than Cella. They both produce very similar top quality thick, cushioning lather. The Red Tip and Platinum certainly did their part again. Great smooth, close, nick free shave.

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Re: RazoRock New Classic

Post by TommyDawg » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:28 pm

That's a really nice looking red-tip, by the way! In great shape.
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Re: RazoRock New Classic

Post by Bob in TX » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:43 am

Thanks Tommy! I was in the right place at the right time. I just finished another 6 shaves with it using a Gillette Platinum. They were made for each other............

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