Is this a Saito?

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by Keithmax, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    I bought this at substantial less than what most Saito's go for. Once I got over the exuberance of the price I looked closer and while it is marked SK 3 it does not have any of the Saito's marks....:think002:

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  2. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    I hope so, Keith. Nice razor.
     
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  3. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Nice find. I can’t answer your question but like the razor.
     
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  4. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Looks like it, to me. But, the ang!e of the photo makes it look like it is a cut down, "Shorty". I hope I am wrong.
     
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  5. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure that it is, and nice find, it should clean up well. Saito made the same smiling razors for other companies too, and they were not all marked the same. Kikuboshi sold them too IIRC.

    Cheers, Steve
     
  6. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    it shorter than the android size western razor but is about the same length as some of my J West razors.

    I’ve never seen one in real life so I can only compare them to pictures. It seemed odd there are no other markings.
     
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  7. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Looks authentic to me. I have seen a few threads that have shown SK models with no other stampings.
    Congrats on your purchase Keith!
     
  8. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    One more detail... if I am reading the reflection right, it looks like the bellied hollow grind that I believe is pretty consistent with these.
     
  9. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    Gorgeous razor with little to no apparent wear judging by the pictures. Sweet find!
     
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  10. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Thank you, everyone, for the input. It was advertised as shave ready but..... it is not. I will try to hone the next time I break out the stones.
     

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