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Mulcuto

gvw755

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Tonight's bakelite razor shave was with my Mulcuto Diagonal (schragschnitt). This razor is one where the head is tilted on the handle with the screw post tilted and the hole in the base plate tilted. In addition, one side of the cap is higher than the other side, all things combined to make sure the blade cuts your beard at an angle. Mulcuto made many different versions of this razor, some were all metal, some metal and plastic, some with a flat base plate. I am sure @efsk will join in with his picture of all the different variants (which he owns all of).

This razor has always been a pleasure to shave with as long as I remember to keep the handle straight like a regular razor and to orient the raised side to one side of my face and then turning the razor around for the other side.

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Thanks for showing and your opinion of this razor. This model was my first Mulcuto, and my first non-torqued slant, which I call a diagonal, like @gvw755 above, even thouh slant and diagonal are more or less synonyms.
I found it a fabulous razor, it started my love for lightweight bakelite razors, and it was the first DE that managed to get me straight razor results.

I am sure @efsk will join in with his picture of all the different variants (which he owns all of).
Not yet, but getting nearer :)
 
Just to have a good start, the Mulcuto Needlepoint, or Nadelspitzen. One of the best slants I've had the pleasure of using. Rather torqued
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, pointy teeth, this razor is what the iKon original slant as well as the Maggards slant are based upon. Very efective, very easy to use, yet at the same time not a kitten to touch without gloves as we say in the Netherlands.
 
I'd seen multiple Servus razors that have the same teeth yet are "regular" DE's, and then I was offered something I hadn't seen before, haven't seen since: the "regular" Mulcuto Needlepoint. This, too, a very nice razor.
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My latest Mulcuto is another Needlepoint slant. I purchased this because of the different handle, the case, and the French language paperwork. After the postman rang, I found out the handle is for a different razor, although it really does look nice. Case I'm not sure, although (non-photographed) test showed the handle of the above NP-slant fits perfectly. The head has one tiny spot on one short side, otherwise this is in great condition. Of note is the bladeholder, that is narrow, at most 5 blades will fit.
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The all-metal Mulcuto Needlepoint is my favorite slant.
The Mulcuto shaves just as softly as my other favorite Apollo slant but is still much more efficient.
Finding the right shaving angle is a bit of a search in the beginning, but if you get the right angle after a few shaves, it will reward you with an extremely smooth result.

And as Richard mentioned, Mulcuto was the model for the iKon B1 and Maggard slant which I also had in my possession, but of this trio only the Mulcuto is still in the house because I shaved the most pleasantly with it.
 
My first Mulcuto TTO. Different from the butterfly-tto's we're used to, this is a fliptop. Twist the knob on the handle, and a screw will lower from the topcap, so it can hinge. Also note: guiding posts are in the baseplate:
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