The Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

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

  1. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    This is to nice to leave at the flea market, and one I never ran across before. C-Mon #1 Stainless in a handsome condition. It looks like a Blackie, just a different flavor.

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  2. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

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  3. brit

    brit in a box

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  4. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    Thank you gentlemen. I have seen a Stainless Special but my first No 1 Stainless
     
  5. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

  6. RezDog

    RezDog Well-Known Member

    I bought stacks of them. I recently sold a nice Escher to fund my Herder bender. Many 49’s and 76’s. I’ve also been trying to perfect twin boxes. As soon as I get free time for shop projects, I’ll post something. It’s tough between my job and my family project. All in good time.
     
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  7. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Just arrived from Belgium, my first Wootz razor from Bruno @Snailforge . This pictures do not do it justice, especially the scales, the scales are mammoth tusk. The blade is 8/8 and half hollow.

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  8. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

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  9. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

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  10. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Now that’s a razor!
     
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  11. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Very special! Looking forward to hear your thoughts on Wootz. Congratulations Keith.
     
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  12. jason koonce

    jason koonce Well-Known Member

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  13. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    I have many SR in my den, nothing newer than the 60’s. If I was to get new production, that would be it. Absolutely beautiful!
     
  14. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

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    Got this one from a BIN on eBay and lucked out - price was a little high for a non-knowledgeable seller with not-so-good images, but sometimes good razors hide that way, non-knowledgeable folks don’t know what’s important to show in their images of straight razors. There was enough detail in the images that I decided to gamble.

    So how did I do? What I got is apparently a NOS E A Berg rattler type, no detectable spine wear at all. It’s functionally an 11/16 or thereabouts. I thought the scales might be a re-scale, but the pins were patinaed (is that a word?), and they have no collars though the scales are certainly not ‘natural material’. What they are became apparent as I was polishing them up with a paper towel and polish, they're hard rubber/ebonite and smelled like it! I’m not sure that I’ve seen a pair exactly like them, note the woman’s head near my thumb - she’s upside down.

    No complaints here!

    Edit: this blade is marked ‘Sweden’ but not ‘Made in Sweden’, so if my recollection is right, that puts it between 1891 and 1914.
     
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  15. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    He shoots, he scores! Nice pick up.
     
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  16. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Beauty. :happy096:
     
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  17. brit

    brit in a box

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  18. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Always have one eye out for an Army & Navy razor. I have some of the more common - Imperial, Lakeside cutlery, Koken, but didn’t have a Genco... until now. :)
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    Not the greatest example, but it is the larger 6/8” version with minimal hone wear. It might have had a blued tang, but no remnants on this one.
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    Not embellished on the blade face, just in the tang. I never noticed the “Classified” on the tail, but thought that was a cool touch.
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    Happy hunting and Go Navy!
    Tom
     
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  19. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Geneva Cutlery Corp
    Geneva NY. USA
    Full Hollow
    6/8th

    I got this for a song. It has been used. But only can tell because of the inside of the scales. Other than that, it looks NOS, and has never touched a stone. Still has the factory bevel on it. It cost around $18 shipped. It is about the pinkest razor I own. It had a 7N inside the pyramid. Unknown if that helps determining the date of manufacture. Any ideas??

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  20. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    So you have more Scott??? :)

    I found a 7N inside a pyramid, and looks like a window of late 1910’s to 1934’ish.
     

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