Ivory Scale Razors.

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by DaltonGang, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. DrStrange

    DrStrange Well-Known Member

    Thanks for trying to make me feel better.

    Anyway, I believe you are correct sir.

    I just saw identical scales on a different blade on ebay.

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  2. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member


    Alfredo just finished cleaning this one up, a 6/8 Rodgers. I bought two ivory scaled razors for $65 and this was one. The other is usable but worn down and has some pitting, but the scales on it will be a nice addition to another razor sometime.
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  3. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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    Funny timing
    I was looking for a special bit for the Dremel today and found my very last set of Elephant Ivory Blanks that I had hidden away
    Someday I will use them for one of my razors
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  4. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    From this mornings flea market, a W&B in some very nice ivory. The razor has a slight frown but to compensate, it has a thump notch. Below is a set of ivory scales patiently waiting for some donor steel.

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  5. DrStrange

    DrStrange Well-Known Member

    I have a similarly themed Koken which I like very much, in my rotation.

    Thread topicallity is important, so I got another ivory scale razor to show in this post.

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    I have shaved with it 5 times. I think it has the thinnest blade of all my razors.

  6. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

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  7. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    John Barber & Son 1840-50ish

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  8. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

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  9. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    I have owned many razors with Ivory scales through the years, I only have one at present an Heljestrand MK 32, I also have a mint set of Ivory scales off an old Mappin & Webb that had a cracked blade, the nicest set I ever had was on a matching pair of NOS Mappin & Webb razors I sold a few months ago.




  10. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Beautiful set Jamie!
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  11. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Steve, they moved from their spiritual home in the UK, over to your side of the Atlantic in the USA.
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  12. DrStrange

    DrStrange Well-Known Member

    That's some effective commercial quality photography there.
    I want to own them.
    Actually, the text description was enough to make me want them.
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  13. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    That is a beautiful set. I have one M&W in ivory. Nowhere close to NOS or as stately as the pair pictured. Love the worked spines

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  14. BearCWY

    BearCWY Well-Known Member

    Well I have one here that is an amazing Ivory scaled razor I got from a member on here. This is my pride and joy of my straight razors and have some history on it.
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  15. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    It has been a while since any additions have been made to this thread. I know that several members have acquired some new Ivory Scaled "Eye Candy".
    I might have one enroute to me, from Sweden, but will not know for sure, until it is in my hands.
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  16. The Fox

    The Fox Well-Known Member

    You're not sure? It sounds like you're confessing to involvement into some kind of shady international ivory trade."
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  17. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Yep. :D
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  18. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Eskilstuna Sweden

    This is after it has been cleaned up. It had a lot of pitting and deep scratches.

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  19. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    I started thinking about this thread again last week when I bought a pretty nice Otto Willms Solingen razor with what look to me like natural blonde scales, but having it in hand, I'm pretty sure they are bone. They are nice, but there are pin collars, rounded profile, and thicker than typical for ivory. I ordered a Cattaraugus last night expecting full well that it is not ivory. I mainly wanted that because my hunting knife is from the same maker. Today I just found this Joseph Rogers in rough, but restorable condition, and it looks promising, especially knowing JR dealt extensively in ivory. Looking forward to getting it in hand.

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  20. DrStrange

    DrStrange Well-Known Member

    The JR *does* look promising.

    Illuminate along the length of the scales to best reveal the ivory grain pattern.

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