The Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

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

  1. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    :happy088: Wow!
     
  2. Briscoe

    Briscoe Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Mike does make fantastic razors.

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  3. Briscoe

    Briscoe Well-Known Member

    It is some special Damascus type of steel, looking forward to getting used to this monster.

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  4. Trigger

    Trigger Well-Known Member

    Well, I couldn't pass this up. I just bought a used, slightly restored, and shave ready 6/8 round pt Thiers-Issard Spartacus with the black plastic scales for $99. I purchased it from Maggard Razors. I have a nice 10 straight razor collection and always wanted a Thiers-Issard. At this price, I had to pull the trigger.
     
  5. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers


    Pics???

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  6. Trigger

    Trigger Well-Known Member

    I just purchased it today. As soon as I get it, then I will post a picture.
     
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  7. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers


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  8. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Robeson's "Shuredge" 150A
    Rochester NY
    11/16+ inch
    Extra Hollow Ground

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  9. Trigger

    Trigger Well-Known Member

    Ok guys! Here is my pic of my Thiers Issard 6/8 Spartacus roundpoint as promised! 20190730_172625.jpg 20190730_172625.jpg
     
  10. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

  11. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    F.W.Engels "Special"
    Solingen Germany
    5/8th inch
    Extra Hollow Ground

    I lucked into this one. One of my favorite brands. Very very thin hollow grinds, with excellent steel. It snagged it for $16.32 total. It had a fair amount of light rust, with a little heavier stuff. Most buffed out. The tang still had almost all the Blueing intact, with light rust, that came off, with a light scrubbing, with a brass brush. The spine looks untouched, by stones, and it looks like the factory bevel was still intact. Also, the color on the scales is original. Usually it comes off, easily, with cleaning, or rubbing. This should be an easy hone.

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  12. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    :happy088: nice catch!
     
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  13. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Thanks. It arrived and was in better shape than the ebay pics indicated.
     
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  14. Trigger

    Trigger Well-Known Member

    I also own one and it is a nice shaver. Yours is a great find and is in better condition than mine.
     
  15. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Thanks, they are usually great razors.

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  16. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Vulcan Cutlery Co. "Bicycle"
    Made in Germany
    6/8th inch. Extra Hollow Ground.

    Came with the blade, covered in thick grease. Needs a little work, on the edge, but, for $9.50, it seemed a good deal. Everything is centered, and tight, with just a little wear on the spine.
    BTW, I liked the etching.

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  17. SammieM

    SammieM Active Member

    I got these two razors recently. Didn’t have time to hone them yet. Both seem to be unused. One is a JA Hellberg and the other is a Yasuhira Hinode.
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  18. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

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    Le Grelot enfin arrivé.
     
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  19. Trigger

    Trigger Well-Known Member

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  20. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Joe.
     
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