The Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by DaltonGang, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    This thread is dedicated to recent Straight Razor and Shavette acquisitions. It is not intended to be a place to post before and after photos, or shave related products. Straight Razors and Shavettes only, hopefully, as you have bought them. You can knock some dust, and grime off, if its embarrassing. Pics are Highly encouraged, and if you wish to disclose what you purchased it for, go for it. This might add to the fun of the thread. . Remember, "If there are no pics, it must not exist". Please feel free to comment, and discuss about members acquisitions.

    Here is a simple razor I just received. It has potential, and looks good to me. It needs a little work, but, so do most of my razors.
    Razor- Swank H.W. Co. Warranted. "Perfection" 12/16th inch. $7.99 eBay.
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  2. Heljestrand23

    Heljestrand23 Well-Known Member

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    I found this 7/8-15/16 Wostenholm IXL at a local Antique shop on Tuesday.


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  3. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    That is a very cool looking razor.
     
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  4. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Nice finds guys. Great idea for a thread.
     
  5. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

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    Love it!
     
  6. Heljestrand23

    Heljestrand23 Well-Known Member

    Paid 27.85 total with tax.....


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  7. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    Wow!

    That would cost 500 at antique stores near me...and the blade would be broken in 5 pieces, lol
     
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  8. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

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    This one should be arriving by early next week. I'm a sucker for many of these old Sheffields. William Greaves & Sons; estimate mid-to-late (pre-1890) 19th century.
    I really like the shape of blade on this particular model— 7/8" wide and very similar to one of my favorites (Wostenholm Pipe 7/8" -see lower photo).
    Both the edge and tip require some work. This one will eventually wind up in the 'Restoration' section of the forum. Hopefully by then, it will lose the paint splatter, rusty edge and abrupt nose.

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    Wostenholm 'Pipe' (for comparison)
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  9. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I was looking through Ebay for my first straight purchase, and in particular Robeson Shuredge straights as they came from Rochester, NY, were I am originally from. I did some research about the company and what I found out was they sold quality razors, but stopped after cheaper ones were coming in from Germany. Prices varied, but I saw this one and had it on my watch list. I was the only bidder and got it for $12.99. Now I'm no expert on straights, but I think that, that was a decent deal, it looks good anyway.

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  10. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Looks good to me. Nice catch.
     
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  11. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

  12. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    Nice job @jimjo1031 ! I have a Robeson that's one fine shaver.
     
  13. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I just received this nice Rocket straight.
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  14. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

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  15. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I see what you did there. Thanks, I will.
     
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  16. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    This razor is in transit now. I place the blame for this purchase on @mrchick. He purchased a razor from Art Razor and reeled me in by saying how it was not his favourite. I ordered a Saga and here are the pics from the maker. Brian is a bad influence,:think002: spreading this craziness.
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  17. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    It is a service I provide. Happy to help. Nice razor!!!!
     
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  18. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    So that was the unexplained charge on my Paypal account.
     
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  19. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    That is a gorgeous razor! It does have a somewhat menacing look to it, but it makes it that much cooler.
     
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  20. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Absolutely beautiful. :happy088::happy088:

    So, since it was made in the Ukrainian, does it qualify as a "Russian Razor"???
     
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