Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by RocketMan, Feb 12, 2009.
Haha, don't get me wrong, I like it - I've never seen it either. Feels like it's missing some info
There are plated straight razors as well
Oh God not again
That sounds like you have good memories on the topic
The myths that surround SS and SR's refuse to die
Haha I've never seen anything that remotely looked like a plated straight razor
The whole shaving world is all about myths,... that is the nice thing about it.
And i have a few vintage plated blades.
A lot of manufacturers did it for a while.
First it was fancy, after a while it was cheaper to grind and plate than to grind and go for a mirrorpolish.
Could you maybe post some pics of these "Plated Blades"
This small wasserturm and the ern crown and sword for instance.
Hehe,i was looking 10 minutes for a plated dovo, and now i realise i sold it
What do you mean by "Plated" we might be having a Translation difference
Plating is covering a metal with another metal.
Chrome, nickel,silver, gold
It can be dipped in a bath, it can be electroplated, and even gold leafes folded around the blade are refered to as plated.
A look on the ern makes me believe it.was dipped.in.molten metal, the wasserturm is finished finer.
A friend has a nickel allergy and he sold me a dovo astral, the last nickplated dovo. He was the.person attending me on the whole plating story.
Yeah we are having a difference of interpretation
I have to say, I've seen a few, on eBay USA that look like they were nickel plated. I've even seen some French razors that look as if the plating was flaked off in areas. These were lesser quality razors. I didn't buy them.
How would a plated straight work?
Surely as you hone it over time, the plating would be removed?
The plating fills the grooves left after the final grinding, giving it a polished view.
The plating is verry thin and the grinded surface is the perfect base for plating to stick.
It is really hard to recognise a plated razor if it is done properly.
They shave and hone like any other razor.
The plating wears during honing together with the steel.
A razor without etch or silverplating was probably plated, so if there are no polishing marks from restoration,..
I think perhaps when you say "plated" we are thinking this, which everyone understands simply isn't possibly for SR use
I am still really not sure what you are trying to convey about a "Coated" razor, I stopped using the word plated because there is a different interpretation on this side of the pond..
Is there some advertising out there about this, usually in the old days any type of special finish was overtly advertised when it came to SR's
PS: I have seen ONE plated razor that had the plating flaking off but it was an "Advertising Razor" meant as a throw-away not a serious shaver
I ll call it plated
Advertising? I didnt really look into it, but in general, if you use a cheap solution to make something look expensive, you dont advertise it.
Today manufacturers will mention it because they have to.
And what did i find on wiki
I really think you are misinterpreting some of this
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