Ancient Roman Razor.

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Morman Bridge, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

    Hi guys, and gals, I think I finally scored (not in dating baseball!) . I have been looking forward to getting an old Roman Razor since my early days of collecting. Years ago I did a bit of research into the earliest known razors, and discovered the Roman era, bronze razors they used at that time. I never thought I would be able to latch on to one. Well I think I have finally scored one. And I discovered it completely by accident. Although, the seller is an avid razor aficionado, I did not realize who he was when I bought the item in question. This is a fantastic dream come true for me. I can hardly wait for its arrival. Here is a link to the item in question. It is in the upper right hand corner of the photo in the listing.
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/202657614692
    Check it out folks, and tell me if you think I made the right ID. Thanks for your interest everyone.
    ☮️ Peace ☮️
     
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  2. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

  3. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Congrats!
    Can't wait to hear how it shaves, Alan!
     
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  4. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    :happy102:
     
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  5. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Congratulation! Awesome find!
     
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  6. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    congrats sir, now to find the right blade for it..;)
     
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  7. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

    Hello Joseph. Believe it or not, I have been considering trying to sharpen it, and doing just that. I will have to inspect it when it arrives.

    LOL!
     
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  8. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

    Dig It !!!!!
     
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  9. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone. Well, I was wrong about the “Roman Razor’. It’s definitely not a Roman Razor. I had seen a few different examples many years ago, and although this artifact looked very similar, it’s proportions were way off. It’s actually far too small to have been for a Razor. It also has two small nubs on the opposit side that was shown. It appears to be part of a lid for something. Perhaps some sort of stein cap. But not even of the Roman era. As I think about it, I should have realized how small it was, compared to the coins in the listing. So anyway, I apologize for wasting your time folks. I did not realize what it’s proportions were before it arrived. But the purchase was not a total loss. At least I did get what appears to be some authentic Roman coins. Thanks for your interest everybody. Sorry I got this one screwed up.
    ☮️ Peace ☮️
     
  10. Killerflyingbugs

    Killerflyingbugs Well-Known Member

    It happens Sir. Sorry you didn't find what you were lookin for.

     
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  11. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Bummer.
     
  12. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn


    This happens to all of us at one point or other. Now what you do is give it a story of being a brooch of a Roman centurion and put behind glass with official looking documentation. As they say "If you ca't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull$#!T" :signs081:

    :eatdrink013:
     
  13. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    You still got some nice artifacts.
     
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  14. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

    Agreed miss Sara. Those coins are cool enough on their own. Have a great day Ma’am.
    Peace ☮️
     
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  15. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    :eatdrink013:
     
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  16. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Thanks for the update and sorry it was not what you thought it was.
     
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  17. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

     
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  18. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    Sorry it didn't pan out like you wanted.:( Something you said got me thinking. If you have some pics, how much would it cost to have someone make you a copy out of carbon or stainless steel? It wouldn't be genuine of course, but could give you a feel for how they shaved. Just a thought. If anyone runs across an ancient Greek or Roman D.E., preferably 3 piece with at least one blade, I'd like to know. :happy088:
     
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