stainless vs carbon - how do you tell?

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by RocketMan, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    I’ve just been popping corn and reading the thread, cause I’m kind of a dumbass that way, but after that last “plated” razor pic, I am really thinking Glen was right earlier, and there is a language barrier problem here???
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  2. Dansco

    Dansco Well-Known Member

    I was also enjoying this debate.

    Yeah, I'm back in the "there's no such thing as a plated razor" camp.

    It just doesn't make sense to do it. It would be like plating DE blades just to throw them away. To plate a straight razor knowing it was going to be ground against a stone would be madness.

    I imagine there may be the odd one or two, created by a small cutlery maker who just hadn't thought it through, but not real Sheffield and Solingen straight razor firms.
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  3. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

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  4. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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  5. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

  6. Mike-R41

    Mike-R41 Well-Known Member

    mum with you, you can sort of tell just by looking
  7. Mike-R41

    Mike-R41 Well-Known Member

    I’m really good at eyeing witch one is witch so yes there has to be some truth in that. Carbon steel is a tad bit darker imo, and of corse you can get mirror finish with both but the stainless mirror is like a Crome white , where the other is like a satin mirror

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