Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by DaltonGang, Aug 20, 2016.
I'm hoping this one cleans up well.
It's enroute from Japan
泰平 TAIHEI 東京
I'd love to find a few of these razors! Japanese cutlery is usually top notch.
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EBay is your best friend, for finding these Japanese razors.
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Thank you, sir!
Here's my first submission to this thread -- Diamond Hayashi 8000 (in the uncommon clear / silver tinsel scales with purple tang and cherry red spacer).
Very nice, and unusual.
@CJBianco , I'm glad this thread lured you out of hiding.
Thanks, DaltonGang. When I saw the #8000 in something other than the usual purple scales (which are quite lovely, don't get me wrong), I had to jump on it. Now, if only I could find that elusive #1072.
Yours looks pretty good to me. What's elusive and special about the 1072?
The #1072 is the razor I've been after for a long time. Not only is it very attractive (cherry red scales with cream tang), but it's a heavier, quarter-hollow grind, and I've always loved those the most. (I had a chance to buy a near NOS several months ago, but I didn't have the funds at the time.) Someday...
I had the chance to use my Google Fu, and found a photo of a 1072. IMHO, yours looks better.
Google Fu. LOL =) Yes, the #8000 (both the common purple and my uncommon clear / silver) is a very attractive razor. However, the #1072 is the grind that I favor, so ultimately, the #1072 wins. (But I'll be happy to add each to my rotation.)
By the way, here are a few previously-NOS Japanese razors that I sold on eBay a few months ago -- Manaslu M500 (Yasuki Steel, White #2) and Nile #65. Superb shavers that I regret selling.
Did you happen to purchase this from Ryan by any chance?
I did! And I got it for a steal, if you ask me. =)
(Wonderfully sharp edge too. The man can hone.)
I just happened to buy two from him. Definitely nice, unique razors.
I had my eye on the one you have. I'm happy that you got it
Is he an ebay seller?
He does sell a limited amount of straights on the bay. 95% of his feedback is as a buyer.
Could you send me his ebay ID
Received two oriental girls today
Okina 翁 KJKMA 5/8
Daishi 20 Yasuki Steel Made of Iron Sand
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