Japanese Straight Razor Thread

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by DaltonGang, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. alex1921

    alex1921 Active Member

    well this thread made me realize. I can't find my tanifuji spalding. I need to get more organized.
     
  2. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Try yahoo japan. They come up now and then.
     
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  3. alex1921

    alex1921 Active Member

    Well I hope I locate it. I got it from our friend Stefan few years ago.
     
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  4. alex1921

    alex1921 Active Member

    Did some resto on this Iwasaki 33. There was some black rust on it so sanded it down.

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  5. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

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  6. alex1921

    alex1921 Active Member

    Thank you.
     
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  7. Suhrim21

    Suhrim21 Well-Known Member

    So other than etsy and ebay where do you guys find your japanese razers
     
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  8. alex1921

    alex1921 Active Member

    I have got a lot of razors from the forums. Be it BB, SRP or FB.
    The thing is, you have to move quickly once they show up. The last one wasn't even listed for sale but a friend of mine reached out to the guy that posted it and the razor was on it's way.
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  9. speedster

    speedster Well-Known Member

    Here’s one I looked to find for a long while and probably paid too much for...the Hoshi Tombo 8000 6/8. Has a bit of pitting, the tail hits one scale as it swings though upon opening, but the geometry is perfect.

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  10. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Beauty Mark! Is the 8000 the symmetrical or asymmetrical grind?
    Tom
     
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  11. Suhrim21

    Suhrim21 Well-Known Member

    Should post my japanese straights here. The mitsuon 41 is a work in progress. It had a bit of rust on it and the scales were all scratched. I sanded the blade to 3500 grit wet sand and the scales to 7000 wet sand. Spine was a bit off so tried learning to even out a spine and took a lot off the spine. Now I need to send it to be honed because I dont want to make it worse.

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  12. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Any chance we could see the blades too.. BTW, very nice collection.

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  13. alex1921

    alex1921 Active Member

    What a combo, both the razor and the stone look amazing.
     
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  14. Suhrim21

    Suhrim21 Well-Known Member


    I will post tonight
     
  15. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    First, King Pelican 27 French point half hollow, Second, Cape 500 and 1372, sort of a gentleman’s pair. The blades look identical to me.

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  16. speedster

    speedster Well-Known Member

    Oh, yeah, that’s what I forgot to mention. It’s a symmetrical 1/4 hollow grind. Fairly hefty but in the smaller 6/8 size so fairly nimble with jimps top & bottom.

    Thanks, Alex! I honed up that combo plus my test razor this morning. What fun that was, and a BBS shave was the reward. :)
     
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  17. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Haven’t contributed to this one in a while, and I don’t think I saw these two razors in this thread yet.

    First up is the Feather 2601
    I guess this answers the question which is sharper a Feather blade or a straight? Yes. :)
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    The next one is from Ito Co. & Ltd, Tokyo... Inko 1500 razor
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    Inko is a parakeet, so you have this cute little tang stamp.
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    Got to go back and see if I missed anything.
    Tom
     
  18. The Fox

    The Fox Well-Known Member

    I've always wanted to get a new Japanese straight razor as there's something to be said for their simple straight forward designs. But every time I convince myself to spend that kind of cash, I always lured away by the gaudy opulence of European razors.
     
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  19. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    How simple are you talking? Are you liking a Japanese copy of European style razors, or traditional Kamisori Japanese razors??

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  20. The Fox

    The Fox Well-Known Member

    If I get a Japanese razor, it would probably be a Kamisori because it would definitely stand out in my collection. But I also looked at the Feathers that are essentially western style. But last time I went shopping on line, it happened again... I went with a French razor with a sword wielding horseman design in the blade, a funky zig-zag spine and fancy wood scales. Basically a case of "Oooh shiny!"
     

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