Custom Straight Razor PIF! -WINNER Chosen!

Discussion in 'Freebies' started by HolyRollah, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Here is an opportunity for those who have NOT yet tried a straight razor to actually receive one FREE and have it actually be SHAVE-READY!
    I'm am offering up a restored straight razors as a PIF for TSD members.

    The razor is one currently in need of some TLC—cleaning and polishing,a NEW set of scales and honing. It is made in England by the Kropp Manufacturing Company.
    Some background info:
    "The Kropp Manufacturing Company was a London firm that made razors for the UK and world market. Some of their razors were made and ground in Sheffield, some in Sheffield and ground in Hamburg. They majored in good quality, everyday razors and succeeded admirably. Kropp also supplied the retail trade and offered a variety of options, mostly engraved blades with the retailer's name on them."

    HERE is the razor in it's current state, broken scale & all. A Sheffield-made, ground in Hamburg' 5/8" wide blade, top & bottom jimps (for surer grip), with a 'safe' round point—perfect for first timers to straight shaving!
    PIF_kropp1.jpg PIF_kropp2.jpg

    Once completed, the winner will receive a cleaned, polished and carefully-honed shave-ready razor!

    HERE is the PIF razor nearly ready to go. Wenge wood scales with a CA finish; bone wedge, nickel rods and brass washers. Still need honing...

    All I ask is the following stipulations if you are interested in this soon-to-be fine Kropp razor.
    Please read them before jumping in! Thanks…


    • Continental USA participants only—sorry, my overseas friends!
    You must be NEW to straight razor shaving— haven't yet started
    You must have at least 50 quality posts on The Shave Den—not asking much here, only that participants actually participate in TSD forums.

    I'll use a random online generator for picking the winner.
    DATE of DRAWING: TUESDAY, MARCH 31st—7:00pm PST.
    Good luck!


    1. Radiotube
    2. Maltedmillk
    3. idvsego
    4. Spyder
    5. drjenkins
    6. trey06dmd
    7. americanshamrock
    8. txskimo
    9. SDK
    10. Hardlyanic
    11. Shotwell
    12. PatrickA51
    13. Omaney
    14. Mr. Shaverman
    15. dbersh
    16. WhiskerWhacker
    17. NcoxSTL
    18. FatherofSquirrel
    19. IDuck
    20. Greg F
    21. R. D. Nelson
    22. GSlim66
    23. defectivechimp
    24. fimpster
    25. MichaelAD
    26. jakie55
    27. DryGulch
    28. Hodge
    29. MrChick
    30. Troy M
    31. Bama Samuri
    32. Sir Mike
    33. TheFiveO
    34. Phaedris
    35. GeneralKinetics
    36. PaultheBaker
    37. ObiDon
    38. Batman9402
    39. LaSalle82
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2015
  2. Radiotube

    Radiotube RADInOverdrive

    I'm in! I'm ready for straight razor shaving! Thanks for the great PIF, Kevin! Very generous!
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  3. maltedmilk

    maltedmilk Well-Known Member

    Article Team
    In, please!
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  4. idvsego

    idvsego Well-Known Member

    I'm in. Straights intrigue me but I haven't taken the plunge yet.
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  5. Slow Joe

    Slow Joe Relishing his obsession

    Great PIF. Not in
  6. Chuck F

    Chuck F Cheesy! Big Curd style

    Nice! I'm in!
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  7. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    Wow! I'm in! Always had the desire to try a str8.
    Very, very generous!
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  8. drjenkins

    drjenkins Well-Known Member

    Awesome! I'm in.
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  9. trey06dmd

    trey06dmd Arko eater

    I'm in. Scared, but in. Awesome PIF!
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  10. americanshamrock

    americanshamrock Let's Make a Deal! Staff Member

    Been contemplating shaving with a straight so I am in. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.
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  11. markjnewcomb

    markjnewcomb Well-Known Member

    Not In!

    Great PIF.
  12. txskimo

    txskimo Well-Known Member

    Awesome PIF! Count me in. I was just telling my wife about trying straights this morning while shaving...she seemed nervous
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  13. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    Not uncommon for spouses to have some apprehension about their guys dragging a surgically-sharp blade across their faces every morning! Just reassure her that 911 is on speed dial and keep plenty of gauze on hand. :);)
  14. bbaker

    bbaker Active Member

    I'm in! What an incredible offer!
  15. SDK

    SDK it's his fault

    Super generous!

    I am in. I have been dying to try straights to the point where I already have a strop lol!
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  16. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    Awesome PIF, but not in. I haven't started yet, but I picked up my first straight from @Darkbulb's grab box last month. I sent it to a member of another forum for a free cleanup and hone, and he accidentally broke a scale. So he decided to send it back to me along with another freshly honed and cleaned razor that he decided to PIF me. It should be here any day now. If I decide to stick with the straights, I may be looking to get some scales replaced soon.
  17. Hardlyanic

    Hardlyanic Active Member

    Im in, thanks
  18. Shotwell

    Shotwell Well-Known Member

    I'm in! I have a straight that is in questionable condition (honed, purportedly, but not sure whether it was a good job or not). I just haven't had the guts to give it a try, so I am as-yet uninitiated. But knowing this would be coming from @HolyRollah would give me the confidence to finally take the plunge!
  19. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    What a great PIF, I'm in.
    Thank You
  20. Omaney

    Omaney Well-Known Member

    In in in!!!!!

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