The Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

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

  1. basil

    basil Well-Known Member

    Beautiful stuff! I was watching that one too!
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  2. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    This one was an interesting one for me... Marshall Field & Co. razor made in Sweden.

    I worked for the Dayton-Hudson Corp. for a few years in the early 2000’s. For those not familiar, they changed their name to its more well known brand, the Target Corporation, in 2000. Marshall Field’s was also part of the brand from 1990-2004.

    Add in that this very much looks like the works of a Heljestrand MK32, and I couldn’t resist.

    It has that Ebonite look/feel/smell to the scales. A little rubbery, starting to discolor on the backside and a sulphur’ish smell when rubbed.

    Fun razor find for me. :)
    Happy hunting.
  3. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Congrats Tom, I think that a CVH is exactly what you have!

    Cheers, Steve
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  4. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    And just to add to Tom’s post re: Target, many of us have Hibbard, Spencer, and Bartlett of Chicago razors and accessories. The company eventually took the name of one of their house brands, True Value. They’re still around.

    But I bet my HSB warranty isn’t any good. Or maybe it is? ‘Oh yes Steve56, we will refund your money. Here’s a dollar, thank you for your patronage.’
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  5. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thanks Steve. I love that these razors have interesting back stories at times.
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  6. Heljestrand23

    Heljestrand23 Well-Known Member

    Definitely looks like a CVH MK32 what is the size(?/8)?

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  7. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    It’s 20mm on the nose, or just a hair shy of 13/16”
  8. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Puma Gold 77 in Mother of Pearl with case.
    With the exception of a small part of the edge that will need some work, the razor seems factory fresh. The gold is extremely well preserved.
    And the Mother of Pearl looks flawless.
    I use my razors, but to be honest, this may be the first one that I will have to think about. I know, I know, it’s a tool... but a very pretty tool. :)
    Happy hunting.
  9. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool razor sir..nice score..
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  10. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gary! Most of these I have seen are in Puma’s more familiar yellow or black scales, but I do think MOP was an option for this razor.
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  11. Paul76

    Paul76 Well-Known Member

    That is a beautiful razor Tom. I use mine too not a single one goes unused, but that might be one to use only for special occasions.
  12. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    You are right... it at least needs an edge. :eatdrink047:
  13. Heljestrand23

    Heljestrand23 Well-Known Member

    Jaw dropping!

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  14. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    :happy088: Thank you.
    And hopefully I don’t go razor dropping. :)
  15. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

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  16. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Some beautiful pic ups gentlemen.
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  17. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you Bill.

    Thanks Keith.
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  18. Briscoe

    Briscoe Well-Known Member

    I have two new ones

    Mike Martinez Kamisori [​IMG]

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  19. Briscoe

    Briscoe Well-Known Member

    Mike Martinez Karasu
    This razor is a beast, I actually ordered both of these razors over a year ago, I still have one more razor from Mike to be delivered. [​IMG]

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  20. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Oh wow! That pretty much checks all of the boxes. Beautiful!
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