Oh, forgot. I also recently acquired this 9000 Travel set with the black handle version razor. Even the soap smells very nice still!
Fantastic razor! Pineapple motif on the handle -- wishful thinking for those Germans I'd say. Probably a custom job -- nothing like that was ever part of the regular production runs --as far as I can tell. Perhaps a prototype or some adventurous owner who had the ability to do embossing or stamping. Wonder what the back story is. Thanks for sharing the photos of this very unusual razor. Very cool!Ok, guess I need to post this peculiar find here. Yes this is a Rotbart, but probably not one you’ve seen before... I only found out it was a Rotbart when I cleaned it.
Introducing the Rotbart Pineapple
Wow , they look great."Gut rasiert - gut gelaunt" (Well shaved - in a good mood) was the slogan of Roth Bücher GmbH in Berlin Tempelhof i.a. in 1960. Razor blades of the "Rotbart" brand were market leaders at the time. Since 1913, Rotbart blades have been produced by Tempelhofer "Roth Büchner GmbH" but also some razors. The company was taken over by Gillette in 1926.
Here are mine Rotbart Mond Extra 15 and the aluminium derivate that shaves a very bit milder. However. great razors.
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Very nice and rarely (if ever before) seen razor. Thanks for sharing this story and images!Before Buchner joined Roth to form Rotbart, he made his own razors. One of the brands he marketed, between 1907-1913, was Luna. A very nice flat headed OC, remarkably long screw on the cap, silver, branded Luna Safety Razor. Min came all black, not done cleaning yet.
Oh, yeah, look at the tiny side posts, and how the original blade fits just right: proprietary stuff.
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Can any of you Rotbart experts help me with the identity of this Rotbart. I knew Rotbart produced a version of the famous Gillette RFB, but their version was a SC and not LC. I completely put it out of mind because I never seen one listed anywhere. One showed up tonight in a BST listing from a different forum and I quickly pulled the trigger. Afterwards, I decided to research it a little further and found that this was different from the Rotbart RFB that is displayed by most. This one is a three piece with a cap, base plate and handle, while most other Rotbarts were those with the handle attached to the base plate with a screw sleeve. Also, this one has a barber pole style handle similar to many shown above.
any information will be appreciated, as I don't know what I have (besides it being a three piece Rotbart RFB short comb). I will submit picture I took myself when the razor arrives.
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IF ANYONE HAVE THIS RAZOR WITOUT FLAWS AND WILLING IS TO SELL HIM PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CHASING HIM UNSUCCESFULLY FOR YEARS.My Rotbart RFB arrived yesterday and immediately got lost at the USPS after it was delivered to me and there was no one to sign for it (and I was at home waiting for the door bell to ring). Today, when I went down to pick it up, it took them a half hour to find it. Still, it is finally here. No surprises, but the mystery still is present. This is definitely a Rotbart razor and an RFB SC model, and definitely a three piece as opposed to one with the handle attached to the base plate with a sleeve screwing in the top cap. The handle appears to be brass and is very light because it is hollow, and that barber pole pattern from the common WWII Rotbarts is present on this handle.
@Northstonehill, welcome to our Universe, and any insights you have on this version of my Rotbart will be greatly appreciated.
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