Swedish Razors Thread

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by DaltonGang, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    J.A.Hellberg
    Eskilstuna Sweden
    11/16th inch
    Frameback
    Ivory Scales.


    A wonderful shaving razor, that is very light. It is light, due to it being a frameback, but the blade is quite stiff, due to it not being hollow ground, and with a Wedge like feel to it, while shaving.

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  2. esvh

    esvh Well-Known Member

    Erik Anton Berg (brown scales)

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  3. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    Those are cool razor props you've got there. Are those reworked paperclips?

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  4. esvh

    esvh Well-Known Member

    @Mr. Oldschool I bought it from etsy (ossbrocante).

    But you could fold it yourself from a messing rod. I'm going to try it from an old bicycle spoke.

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  5. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    Very cool! Thanks for the detail shot. I've been trying to figure out a low visibility stand for the razors I display on my desk. I can probably fashion those from available supplies.

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  6. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    They don't call me MacGyver for nothing...

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  7. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    Here's what 5 minutes or so can produce...
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  8. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    And the display... Sorry, none of these are Swedish. Forgot which thread we were in... We now return to our regularly scheduled Swedes...
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  9. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    Incidentally, I have no idea what a "messing rod" is, but when I plugged it into DuckDuckGo, I get "There's no messing with Rod Stewart's parenting"!
     
  10. esvh

    esvh Well-Known Member

    @Mr. Oldschool I'm not a native english speaker. But you're right I wouldn't want to mess with Rod. Altough in his younger years he was quite bendy.

    What I meant was the metal you use to make the pins for straight razors.

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  11. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Messing in Dutch, Mässing in Swedish,
    Brass in English


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  12. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    Thanks to both of you for the clarification. I figured it was a probably a language translation issue I was having, but I had hoped the search engine would detect that and provide the translation needed. I took 2 years of German in high school, and I know Deutsche and Dutch are related languages, but honestly the word for brass never came up. That's one of the great things about these online forums, we get to learn things from each other, even down to language differences.
    On a side note, I wonder if messing or mässing meaning brass might have any relationship to the term mass as a measurement of weight since brass weights were the primary means of counter-balancing scales in old style weight measurement. Hmmm.... I'll have to do some research there.

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  13. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    This is quite common using Google translate that you get quite strange suggestions when you translate from a “small “ language to English/ German/ Spanish etc.

    I have found the following explanation on a German site:

    Messing
    Legierung aus Kupfer und Zink aus mhd. messinc, missinc, auch möschinc; die Herkunft des Wortes ist unsicher, nach Vasmer (und anderen) liegt der Ursprung aus lat. massa „Masse, Klumpen, bes. von Metall“ nahe, da Varianten in einigen westslawischen Sprachen vorhanden sind (im russ., ukrain., poln., Tschech., Sorb.), z. B. russ. mossjag, nicht aber in ost– und südslaw. Sprachen

    So your thoughts about was not so far away!

    Translated to English with Google:

    Brass
    Alloy of copper and zinc from mhd. Messinc, missinc, also möschinc; the origin of the word is uncertain, according to Vasmer (and others) the origin of the Latin massa "mass, lump, esp. of metal" is close, as variants are available in some West Slavic languages (in Russian, Ukrainian, Polish , Czech., Sorb.), E.g. B. Russian mossjag, but not in east and south slav. languages


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  14. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    Very cool! Thanks for the information!

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  15. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    You are welcome Sir!


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  16. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Hi! I saw a thread that I can’t find about a website that has a lot of information about different manufacturers of straight razors. Anyone that knows that website?

    Thanks in advance!
    Regards
    Hans


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  17. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

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  19. esvh

    esvh Well-Known Member

    EG Gustafson frameback

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  20. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    The Rejoneo was out for its maiden shave, and it returned a shave that you would expect from a fine Filarmonica. The steel is harder than some others, and the blade rings like a bell. Cream and AS were AdP Colonia, a nice ‘pick me up’ with winter weather expected later today.

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