It´s a Rotbart #15. I got one last Friday. Have not used it yet though. I have really tried to date this razor. Done a lot of search on the German shaving forums. From what I have learned I think these were manufactured from the early 50`s up until the early 60´s. The plating is supposed to be so and so..? Maybe that´s the reason why they show up in either mint condition or "beyond rotten"?
Hi Bill...the tip appears to be anodized. Its not paint for sure. It does offer a bit of contrast which really dresses it up and gives it a class all its own. I may not use it an awful lot but its a keeper just for its asthetic qualities. Thanks everyone for the positive comments!!.....Cheers....rich
Yep, 50's to early 60s dates the No.15. The plating on mine is bad only on the neck, the head and aluminum handle are fine -- that's how some come out of the box.