Russian Straight Razor Thread

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by DaltonGang, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. aheyev

    aheyev New Member

    Official name of this razor "Barber razor #1". Made by Trud factory, Vacha. This is special professional barber razor. There were few numbers which means size = usage by barber for different purposes.

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  2. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Thanks guys. I can now properly name the razor, and change my post.
    @aheyev , there is a number 3 stamped on the tail of this razor.

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  3. aheyev

    aheyev New Member

    Number on tail is a technical production stamp.
    Such razors are quite rare. If I am not mistaken it was not possible to buy these series in ordinary shop.
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  4. IrateIrishman

    IrateIrishman New Member

    Alright, after reading all 30 pages of this post you guys have me hooked. Waiting on my first shave ready razor from Sylver Steel. I'll get a russian razor as a back up and to practise my honing. The one I'm buying from Sam is a sight unseen, so I'll see how I'm getting on with that. I'm an Irishman living in Korea so I'm guessing shipping will be a pain in the arse.
     
  5. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    If you are familiar with straight razors, then you know not to get your hopes up, on it being shave ready. Start looking for someone to hone it now, just in case.
    The Russians make some great steel, for their razors. If you have any Pics of it, please post. Congrats on purchasing a Russian Razor.

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  6. IrateIrishman

    IrateIrishman New Member

    I'm gonna get it after Christmas. I'm still waiting on my other one to be shipped and there's a limit on how much I can import in one go vefore it's taxed unfortunately.
     
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  7. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    @Keithmax should be able to tell you all about import and export taxes and such, to and from S. Korea. You are in S.Korea, not N.Korea, right?? You didnt specify. I wouldn't want Little Kim to disappear you. :shocked003:
     
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  8. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    @IrateIrishman

    Shipping via the postal service is the best way, DHL and Fedex are a nightmare in Korea. If it’s through the postal system you won’t even need to provide you customs number. I have never had an issue with shaving gear, they are looking for designer goods.
    PM me if you need any help.
     
  9. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    It's time for some new Russians. I think I have a couple to include, when I get back in town.

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  10. Dr Watson

    Dr Watson Member

    Long time since I checked into this thread, got this ZTV 1958 winging it's way to me... The only Soviet razors I've had previously were both Stiz so will be very interested to see how this supposedly superior model performs, it certainly looks the part.

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  11. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Vey nice. :happy088:
     
  12. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

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    Great Commie Steel Razors..Rare in that Kinda Nick..Great Shavers..:happy088:

    Billy..:chores016:
     
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  13. Dr Watson

    Dr Watson Member

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  14. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

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  15. Dr Watson

    Dr Watson Member

    Update on my latest purchase:

    Sigh... eBay seller's selective photography strikes again! A razor which appeared to be NOS arrives with a frown, a bevel which looks like the Suez canal and a fracture running the entire length of the blade.

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  16. aheyev

    aheyev New Member

    This turbid streak could be a sign of new razor. Actually there was a final production process "thermoelectrical sharpening". If it is nor mechanical damage (could not clearly specify from photo) than this is result of this activity.

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  17. Dr Watson

    Dr Watson Member

    Interesting, perhaps it could be a factory quirk... The bevel is quite prominent and there is a slight frown to the edge and yet there is no hone wear to the shoulder so I do get the feeling it may have left the factory like this.

    I'll see if I can send it to the Scottish ninja to take a look at it and see what he thinks. Ridiculously I don't own a loupe so cannot say for sure what's going on with it.
     
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  18. aheyev

    aheyev New Member

    So this is a one of the identifications of new or rare used razor.

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  19. Dr Watson

    Dr Watson Member

    You've really cheered me up with this knowledge, thank you. I was feeling pretty bummed about this but if you're correct (and I think you are) then I owe the seller an apology!
     
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  20. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    My guess for the frown and the huge bevel would be excessive honing pressure.

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