The Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

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

  1. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I believe a Russian razor I own has very light pink scales. Not a common color for Straights.
     
  2. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  3. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Nice find.

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  4. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    A very cool find.
     
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  5. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Thanks Keith.

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  6. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Scott.
     
  7. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    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.

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  8. RezDog

    RezDog Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  9. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    That W&B should clean up nicely, you’ve got enough ‘meat’ to work with.
     
  10. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    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.
     
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  11. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    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
     
  12. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    If not, make your own. It's easier than it looks.
     
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  13. RezDog

    RezDog Well-Known Member

    Horn is very easy to shape with minimal tools. I do a lot of shaping with a scaper. It removes material quite fast.
     
  14. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    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.
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    Happy hunting.
    Tom
     
  15. brit

    brit in a box

    cool razor Tom..
     
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  16. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you Gary. It will be fun to see what this little razor will do.
     
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  17. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  18. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  19. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Me likey.
     
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  20. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    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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