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    I too am looking for spare blades for a rolls imperial. Anyone got anythiing other than going to ebay and being outbid.

    I almost have the single blade I have sharp enough to shave with using a norton4/8K.

    anybody know what happened to the old guy in AZ who bought out the rolls name in the US? I tried to contact him several times and I got reply so assumed the worst.

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    Hi Scrapcan. I think the chap who bought out Rolls is either playing the harp now or is too old to be trading. Damn shame, someone should find his relatives and buy up the stock.
    I've seen plently of Rolls stuff in car boot sales (a kind of UK collective garrage/yard sale) and antique shops and fairs. I bought some Rolls strop paste off ebay, but you could use an abrasive paste instead off the proper Rolls stuff really, I just wanted to try it and the bakerlite tub is cool.
    You shouldn't have much bother getting blades, it might be easier to buy full contraptions though and salvage the best parts! Don't forget to offer what you don't want here though recycling and all that
    Good luck M

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    Little Silver,

    I was hoping I might find another who had done the buy for parts and pass along. I know it was a pipe dream, but hey you don't know if you don't ask.

    I will definitely pass along what I may not need if I pickup others. It sounds like blades, hone, and strop are sometimes needed by others.

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    I bought myself two Rolls Razors. The first was an Emperial No2 in quite good condition with it's cardboard box, instructions and dealers slip.
    The second was off Ebay. I bought it because it looked OK and came with a spare strop and the tub of paste. The guy selling it lived nearby so I could subtract the hefty postage (because they weigh so much).
    It turned out to be in good shape and an early one with the telescopic handle. The spare strop with it was fine too.
    Both shave very well.
    I have a spare blade in it's little bakerlite box that I bought from a flea market for 1.92/$4 ish (it's all I had in my pocket)
    I think any smooth bit of leather pasted with an abrasive would be fine for a Rolls strop.
    M

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    Hiya, picked up 3 rolls blades in their paper wrapers today 1($2ish)
    If anyone needs one PM me.
    I have also been given an email address for the guy who bought the rights and stock of Rolls razors(wife, he's dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
    will report back.

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    What would you guys recommend for this razor? Maybe I'll buy a spare from littlesilverbladefromwale, but till then what could I do with it? As you see the honewear is significant and uneven, and also, the edge is uneven cause of thatI bought it like that.


    Also, does anyone know what type of hone is in the rolls?
    Last edited by napoleon; 09-21-2008 at 01:02 PM.

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    The Rolls hone is some kind of man made hone. It says Made in England on the back of mine.

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    Default keep up the hunt for those remaining spare parts

    Little Silver keep us posted on what you find out about the remaining stock from the widow. I had been trying to find a contact and just had no luck. i did just pick up a second blade on ebay.

    As stated I am nearly ot a shaving sharpness level using a norton 4K/8K and a barber hone. I need to get it on the strop in the case, but not sure if my strop should have grit int he dressing or if my vitamin e oiled strop will be good enough.

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    I used some ordinary Dovo yellow strop paste before I got the Rolls paste, it worked ok if you did lots of 'clickedy-clacks'..........

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    Default Rolls Razor with Travel Case

    This is a picture of my Rolls Razor kit that I have owned for over forty years. The blade is in the strop position. The hone lid is just below the razor case.
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