Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by DaltonGang, Aug 3, 2017.
I believe a Russian razor I own has very light pink scales. Not a common color for Straights.
Sometimes exposure to light or age can turn some ivory-colored plastics pink, though Scott’s razor seems to be too uniform to be light exposure. I had a Japanese razor that had half the scale exposed/covered and half was pink. A bit redder pink though, Scott’s seems almost Mary Kay pink. I’ve owned several Japanese with smudges of pink in ivory-colored plastic.
Picked this 7/8 Tuckmar Welt Ruf up off the bay, light wear and even bevel, not much pitting, just patina. Should clean up well I hope. Tiny bit of hone wear at the toe, but at the price I’m good with that.
A very cool find.
From today’s dirt mall, two diamonds in the rough. A Grah & Plümacher "Silver Ring" 5/8+ and a W&B FBU 8/8. The Grah has a nicely done worked spine and is in a VG condition. The W&B did not have the same good life. Over the decades, lost one half of the horn scales and most of the high collar washers. The blade is a fat 8/8 but will need a haircut repairing the bevel.
I really like the super old mismatched scales. I have a Torrey with the same scale repair, I fully intend on keeping them just as they are. Grah and Plumacher made some very nice razors. Both of those are great scores.
That W&B should clean up nicely, you’ve got enough ‘meat’ to work with.
Very nice score. I would ditch the wood portion, and keep the original horn. Then make a nice replacement horn for the wood, with some nice period looking collars. The wood detracts from the look and scarcity of the W & B.
Thanks all for the nice comments. It does have good meat on the bones, it should be about 7/8 when bevel is reset. I have 1/2 set of FBU square bottom horn scales, somewhere in a parts box, hope it is the correct side
If not, make your own. It's easier than it looks.
Horn is very easy to shape with minimal tools. I do a lot of shaping with a scaper. It removes material quite fast.
A little 4/8” T.I. for a change up...
Le Petit Francais
Overall shape looked okay in the pics, and I have a little work on the edge in the middle, but looking forward to bringing it back to life.
cool razor Tom..
Thank you Gary. It will be fun to see what this little razor will do.
I like 4/8 and 5/8 razors and apparently so did the someone back in the day since there are so many of them. Old catalogs agree.
The Tuckmar 14 and 11/16 Koch Faultless arrived. The Tuckmar is identical to a Filly 14, same nose slant, same jimps top and bottom, and the scales are identical to the plain black Gen 1 Filly scales. The hone wear is light and even, so I came out well on this one. Needs a little TLC and honing, and thats about it.
The 11/16 Koch Faultless is the only razor that I’ve seen besides a modern TI with a hook nose, though maybe I’ve not been paying attention lol. Old by the stamp font and scales are horn, so I’d put it at 1880s-1890s. Koch started in 1874 IIRC. Also needs just a little TLC.
Thanks, I have worked with horn with great success. I try to keep original if possible. I got a new to me material to use for scales. Came from a estate sale. Taking my time while I research the best way to harvest scales
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