Pimp Sticks on Parade

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by DaltonGang, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    I have a few that are loud, obnoxious or blingy in one way or another:

    Obligatory Bismarck -
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    Cracked Ice Henckels -
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    Strawberry Shortcake -
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    Candy Orange Frederick Reynolds -
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    Fancy France Lutters -
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  2. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Well done. All definitely worthy "Pump Sticks".
     
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  3. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

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  4. B Wade

    B Wade Well-Known Member

    Probably my best qualifier.

    Joseph Rodgers shoulder-less French Point with an elegant spine wearing Ivory Scales. [​IMG]
     
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  5. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    A beautiful piece of steel @B Wade. Your razors cousin lives in Florida. Joseph Rogers CTTM near wedge also wearing Ivory.

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  6. B Wade

    B Wade Well-Known Member

    Love it. Rodgers really knew how to make a razor.


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  7. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

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  8. eddieb20842

    eddieb20842 Active Member

    Here's one of my "Pimp" razors:

    Here is a recent addition to my collection...have not shaved with it yet.

    VINTAGE LOUPER FLAMME SOLINGEN TOP STRAIGHT 6/8" RAZOR
    Made by the former Louis Perlman factory in Solingen Germany. The blade width is 6/8”, 1/1 full hollow ground.

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  9. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    That's real fly man. :happy088::happy088:
     
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  10. Brickman301

    Brickman301 Well-Known Member

    Ok, here’s my latest newly acquired pimp stick!
    Boker “ our own”
    See needs a little work on the stones.
    If it shaves half as good as it looks I’ll be more than happy.
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  11. Paul76

    Paul76 Well-Known Member

    Once it’s honed you will love it. I’ve never found a boker I didn’t like the shave from.
     
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  12. Paul76

    Paul76 Well-Known Member

    Here’s one I just received today a C Grossmann Merx &co 9/16 with the engraved and gold plated spine. Needs just a little clean up and honing and it will be good to go. A23D40C3-DBAC-40BD-8AF4-28D97BB24288.jpeg
     
  13. BaylorGator

    BaylorGator MISTER Fancypants

    I have several straights, but I think this is the first one that qualifies as a pimp stick. Pictures don’t do this baby justice! New Bismarck blade with stabilized elder burl wood custom made for me by @Pete123. Normally I’m a cheapskate and BST kind of guy, but I splurged on this one and I’m really really glad I did. This thing is instantly the star of the stable and a great shaver!
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    Shameless plug: @Pete123 is a TSD member and also the owner of HendrixClassics.com and just a really all around good dude. I didn’t know him prior to finding him on the forums and having him make a knife for me, but in the process of making me a knife and a razor, he’s also generously offered guidance to help me learn to make my own scales, and given me tips on bringing old blades back to life. On top of that, knowing that I’m learning to hone, he sent me some old rat razors to practice with just because he’s that kind of a guy. I cannot recommend someone more highly, and I can’t rave about the finished product enough to do it justice. So much so, that this cheapskate has another order in the works. Cheers!
     
  14. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Great blade Randy. I like mine a lot.
     
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  15. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers


    Very nice looking, and classy. I do like those scales, a lot. :happy088::happy088:
     
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  16. joamo

    joamo Well-Known Member

    Aye, Cap'n tis a Clean Clipper ya running. All pimped and jimped!
    Likes o' that makes us poor whalers jealous.
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  17. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Wow!!!! Wonderful blade, scales, and detailed spinework. Congratulations on that beauty.
     
  18. BearCWY

    BearCWY Well-Known Member

    I think this may be pimp stick worthy. Charles Macdaniel stub tail around 1830. 6/8 quarter hollow. Silver rope inlay in the Ivory scales
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  19. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

  20. Pete123

    Pete123 Well-Known Member

    Well, every so often the cobbler gets a new pair of shoes, or in this case a new razor. Below we have a Dovo Bismarck with black horn scales that I made. Pinned in brass with a horn wedge that has nice pattern. I put a mirror finish on the tang and tail and went about half way between satin and polished on the blade face.

    I was able to achieve a mirror finish on these black scales- everything you see that isn't black is a reflection - you can see the the chair I was sitting on to take these pics to the lower right of the first pic.

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