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Bob's Razor Works Bull Mastiff

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This is a review of a Bull Mastiff fitted with a replated long tooth Gillette NEW head, also from Bob's Razor Works.

Being a sucker for barberpole handles and the Gillette NEW being one of my favourite razors I naturally had to have one of these for my collection:


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But this razor is not just looks:

Price:
Considering that each handle and knob are individually hand tuned and that the NEW head requires some customization by hand, the price Bob charges for these beauties can only be regarded as very reasonable

Quality:
The workmanship and nickel plating of these razors are absolutely top-notch. These razors wold have made King Gillette proud!

User Friendly:
For some shavers the open comb NEW head may require some getting used to, but once you get over that this razor will give you one of the best shaves ever

Grip:
Thick with an aggressive barberpole knurling; perfect!

Ease of Blade Replacement:
Like any other 3-piece razor. The special design of the NEW head assures perfect blade allignment every time

Aggressiveness:
Though it feels mild on the face this razor mows down stubble very effectively. The added weight of the handle makes this razor a wee bit more agressive than a standard long tooth NEW

Balance:
The heavy interchangeable knob makes this razor nicely balanced and very easy to maneuver. The best part is that because the knob is interchangeable one can get a lighter knob if he prefers a differently balanced razor

For me the Bull Mastiff the epitome of form and function in a razor - with the Gillette NEW Standard as it's only real contester. I have quite a few razors in my collection, but the Bull Mastiff is the razor I reach for most of the time.
This razor is a must-have. If you do not like open-comb heads then get a re-plated Tech head or use the head of your favourite three peice Gillette or Merkur - and while you are at it; get one of Bob's beautiful custom brushes aswell (se above) :biggrin:


Regards.

Jakob

Ps. Please starte clearly which head(s) you are using with your Bull Mastiff handle in your reviews

Latest reviews

This little beauty really blows me away. I had Bob make a Bull Mastiff Deluxe handle and attach it to my Merkur 38C head. It's a "modern old school 3 piece". The knob on the bottom has a magnet which makes picking up a razor blade no problem at all. I like the Merkur heads but the 38C was too long and I wanted more grip. The 34C was a little light.

PRICE: was good as I had the 38C already and the cost of handle is reasonable.
QUALITY: is very high except for a small chip in the razor which is barely noticeable.
USER FRIENDLY: Hard to not use this right.
GRIP: The knurling is superb and the ridges that run down the handle direct water off and give excellent grip.
BLADE REPLACEMENT: 3 piece old style, not a TTO but simple.
AGGRESSIVENESS: About the same as a Merkur with a bar guard but a little more aggressive due to the weight.
ADJUSTABILITY:N/A
BALANCE: Perfect.

This thing is a Merkur 34C on steroids in a tuxedo. Power and class!
Grip
5.00 star(s)
Price
4.00 star(s)
Balance
5.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Adjustability
1.00 star(s)
User Friendly
5.00 star(s)
Aggressiveness
3.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
4.00 star(s)
I can only echo the above reviews. It's a lovely piece of craftsmanship for a fair price. Plating is flawless, as is the knurling.

I think the mass of this handle stabilizes the hand...I find it so easy to put it exactly where I want it and move it smoothly. Although at first glance it seems heavy and ungainly, it is extremely ....."gainly" once it's in your hand. As another reviewer said, it seems effortless to keep the right angle.

Ease of blade replacement and aggressiveness? It's a 3-piece, so a little more care is required, and it's as aggressive as any New.

It's a RAD killer for me.
Grip
4.00 star(s)
Price
5.00 star(s)
Balance
5.00 star(s)
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Adjustability
0.00 star(s)
User Friendly
5.00 star(s)
Aggressiveness
4.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
4.00 star(s)
Just got mine yesterday and to say I am pleased is an understatement. I purchased the deluxe mastiff handle with the NEW long comb head. The razor is a true work of art.

Yes it's little pricey but when one considers that each handle is created by Bob,not mass produced in a factory, and is outstanding in terms of fit and finish, it's well worth every penny. Actually, it's quite a bargain when one considers the time and expertise being put into these instruments. The plating is flawless and the NEW head that was included with my razor is perfect in every way.

To be completely honest, I never intended to use this razor on a daily basis. I meant for it to be something that I used once in a while and carefully wiped down and preserved after each use. The shave it's given me however is simply perfect and it's going to be hard to go back to what my previously my favorite razor (a gillette fatboy).

The balance is excellent, the shave completely smooth. I have sensitive skin and something about the open comb just works perfectly. Maybe it forces me to go a little slower or have better feedback and focus on my angle. Regardless of the many reasons, suffice to say I love this razor.
Grip
4.00 star(s)
Price
5.00 star(s)
Balance
5.00 star(s)
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Adjustability
1.00 star(s)
User Friendly
5.00 star(s)
Aggressiveness
4.00 star(s)
Ease of Blade Replacement
2.00 star(s)

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