The Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

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

  1. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

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  2. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Those are some nice acquisitions gentlemen
  3. brit

    brit in a box

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  4. SammieM

    SammieM Well-Known Member

    Thanks Karl. I tried to set the bevel, but found out it is very slightly warped, so I don’t have an even hone line...
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  5. SammieM

    SammieM Well-Known Member

    Thank you Keith.
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  6. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Ditto, Thank you Keith.
  7. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    13/16th Extra Hollow Ground

    This one had high hopes, until it came in the mail. I was disappointed to find a tiny crack, in the bevel. I was about to mail it back, when the seller and I agreed on a partial refund, I agreed to pay him $2 more than he asked. It only cost $7.00 total, after everything was said and done. Now, I just have to carefully massage out about 1/16 inch from the blade, without allowing the crack to get bigger. If it splits, the scales are like new, and can be repurposed, but I have hope for this one. Oh, and I need to take a little rust off, without taking the etching off, too much. That will be the hard part.


  8. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    ERN 1934
    Solingen Germany

    A bit toothy, but the rest is in good shape. Easy fix, and it was had for a good price. looks like it was chipped, before it was ever honed, away from the factory.


  9. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    That Tuckmar looks like it will get you up to, or into the stabilizer Scott, but I’m sure that you can manage that and pull a fine shaving edge from it. For the price, it’s good stuff.
  10. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I posted about it, in the restoration section. Not as much as you think was removed.
  11. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    good news for sure!
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  12. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Reference Jamie’s for a pristine example of what it started life as. :)
    This one is no longer 7/8, but comes in at a solid 13/16. It has some hone wear with a little extra at the toe.

    I took some time today to sort that out and get it to this point. Pretty happy to experience this one.
    Happy hunting.
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  13. basil

    basil Well-Known Member

    Stunning I would love to find one of these razors.
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  14. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    I felt real lucky to snag this one. Will give it a spin this weekend.
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  15. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    Great Score Tom
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  16. joamo

    joamo Well-Known Member

    It was a good day's hunting.
    Dickens 4/8 on the bottom, in faux tortoise horn scales, Boker Damascus Magnetic Steel 6/8 and at the top, Wade and Butcher Celebrated Hollow Ground Razor, 15/16 and a very dry 44/20 Russian Leather strop.
    Time for some restoration work!
  17. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thanks Mike. Thought it might be one of those that I finish 2nd to you again. :)
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  18. basil

    basil Well-Known Member

    Manaslu 505 walked in the door this morning.

  19. basil

    basil Well-Known Member

    This razor should have arrived yesterday with the 505 but no one was home to sign for the package. Spent a night at the post office before I pick it up this morning.

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  20. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Beautiful razor @basil

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