A generous gift

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by Latherette, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. Latherette

    Latherette Active Member

    My mother in law just handed her grandfathers straight razor over to me. I am, of course, honored and also very curious to know more about it.

    It seems to be in pretty good shape, but it will probably need a professional to get the blade shave ready.

    What can you tell me about this razor?

  2. JoeB

    JoeB Well-Known Member

    It's a Henckles so its an excellent shaver. Here is the dates of production:
    JA HENCKELSSolingen, Germany
    at least ca. 1731 - present
    It has a little tarnish but will hone up nicely.
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  3. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

    Generous gift indeed!
    Another heirloom in the TSD family!
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  4. BigMark

    BigMark Tests razors by shaving Wookies

    I do not know anything about Straight but yeah, that is a J.A.Henckels. A Very good cutlery Company out of Germany.
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  5. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    Looks to be in excellent condition would clean up nicely and make a very nice shaver.
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  6. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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    I get so jealous seeing Heirloom Razors,, I would love to have one myself

    Congrats on yours
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  7. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Well, you have already been told about the razor, so I tell you to be extra nice to you Mother-In-Law! She knew just what to get you so she gets a :happy096: !
  8. BigMark

    BigMark Tests razors by shaving Wookies

    It is hard not to, I wish I had one of the razors that belonged to any of my Grandfathers. Whether it was an Injector, SE or DE. I would prefer a DE or SE though.
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  9. Latherette

    Latherette Active Member

    I hate to have to tell you that I actually also got her fathers DE (3 piece). I will post a picture of it in the DE forums - I have no idea what make it is, but most likely a 30's or 40's Eastern European make.
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  10. JoeB

    JoeB Well-Known Member

    I agree. I have none :(
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