This vintage Rolls Razor comes in a real leather case in crocodile design, with all accessories still included. There are a couple of rust marks here and there as shown in the photographs, but they do not distract from this quality razor.
The Rolls Razor product was a sophisticated safety-razor which was promoted with the slogan “The razor that is stropped and honed in its case”. The case is a rigid rectangular frame enclosed by two detachable lids, one lid carries a stone and the other a leather used for sharpening the blades. With a lid removed, the handle can be pushed forward and pulled back against the sharpening leather or stone to sharpen the blade. The blade and handle are about the size of a normal wet razor, and has the added feature of a safety guard around both blades.
The name “Rolls Razor (1927) Ltd.” was used in advertising. The razor was still manufactured and sold until 1958 when the company was purchased by entrepreneur John Bloom who decided to focus on washing machines rather than the razor. Though not made by the Rolls-Royce company, the name was chosen to evoke the “Rolls” image of luxury and quality. The nickel plated Imperial No. 2 is the most common along with the silver-plated Imperial which was packaged with a hard leatherette storage box. During World War II, the case was made all aluminium. Older razors, pre-1930, do not have a Greek key pattern on the case.
Please remember when buying vintage items, they will have signs of use but that is also what makes them so unique. We do our best to photograph and explain the condition of the item as best we can. If you have any questions about a particular item, please contact us. Please take the time to look at all pictures.
Product Code: 30547
Styling: in any traditional or modern barber shop or hairdressers, on display in bathrooms, man caves or boutiques, or on a dressing table.