The Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

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

  1. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    I do like the :)!
     
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  2. esvh

    esvh Well-Known Member

    From top to bottom:

    CV Heljestrand MK 10

    A Knyn 12 4/8 (measures 5/8)

    Krone Schloss

    Pradel (marked l'ardent)

    Le grelot Hospital (the blade etching is gone if there were any) tubeset is 30.
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  3. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Beautiful shapes on those razors. Congrats.
    Tom
     
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  4. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    A big German blade sucked me in again...
    15/16” Revisor
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    Gold & the spine work are beautiful.
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    Should be fun to sharpen up and go.
    Happy hunting.
    Tom
     
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  5. esvh

    esvh Well-Known Member

    Beautifull razor. Congrats.
     
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  6. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
     
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  7. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    About a month ago I bought a new Rigarazor 8/8 and have been waiting patiently for it’s arrival from Latvia. Evidently Covid has been slowing international shipments dramatically and I expect to be waiting much longer. I really wanted a big blade and the reputation and looks of the Riga made it an easy choice. :happy088:

    But, while waiting this bad boy showed up and I put in an offer that I did not expect would be accepted. It’s a 9/8 “The Celebrated Hollow Ground - For Barber’s Use Wade & Butcher.” Lo and behold the seller said, “yes.” Which made me wonder - did I miss something? Well, it arrived today. While it’s a heavily restored mirror finish the engraving is all intact and there are no signs of any issues. It’s a monster. I can’t wait to use it.:happy093:

    Normally I’d have had it delivered directly to @gssixgun for a honing but I sent it to my home to be sure I hadn’t overlooked anything. Now, I’ll just have to be patient as it’s going off to Idaho tomorrow. Can’t wait - super excited :happy036:

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    Happy shaving - Karl
     
  8. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Fantastic razor @Karl G ! I predict that you'll love it.
     
  9. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    :thanks:
     
  10. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    She is a serious pimp stick, nice.

    Sweeeet! I can verify international ships are much slower now due to Covid.
     
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  11. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you Keith. I would have to agree... might have to dig up that thread. :)
     
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  12. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Great blade Karl! I saw that pop up and quickly vanish... you are fast! Nice work!
     
  13. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Schmachtenberg Bros.
    Solingen Germany
    11/16th
    1/2 Hollow

    It looked almost new, for its age. It looks to have the original bevel, with little to no hone wear, on the spine. This should be an easy clean-up, and honing(whenever I have the time).

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  14. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Stiletto "212"
    Stiletto Cutlery Co.
    New York
    5/8th
    Full Hollow

    It had a small chip, on the tip, that I rounded out. But, for $4.00, what could I lose. It could use a little polish, but seems to be a nicely built little razor.


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  15. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    John Jay
    5/8+inch
    3/4 Hollow. Covered Tang
    French Point Blade
    Unknown origin

    I got this one for a steal. It has little wear, and is in pretty good shape. I do like a good Covered Tang, that is all intact. If anyone knows any history on this brand razor, please let me know. The blade material looks like a good quality Swedish Silver Steel, or something very close to it.

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  16. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Genco "Expert"
    Geneva NY
    5/8+ inch
    Extra Hollow Ground

    Under $10, and a replacement for one I passed along, to another member. I love the Geneva NY steel. Some of the best quality around.

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  17. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    I found one at an antique store for $17.

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    A little work with a metal polish got the rust but some pitting remained. Took a nice edge and shaves well. I love the look and style.

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    Couldn't find much history though.

    Hope you like it as much as I do mine.
     
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  18. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Looks like it cleaned up nicely.
     
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  19. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    ОРБИТА
    (Orbit)
    3/4 Hollow
    11/16+ inch

    Russian razor, around the 1960's. This would be a "Rat Razor". But, for $4.99, I don't care. It came to me, straight from the Ukraine.

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  20. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Gebruder Stoll #810
    Solingen-Foche in 1900- 1930
    6/8th inch
    1/2 Hollow

    It says U-S-N-. on one side, and O.A.RosenHagen on the other side. Rosenhagen is a town in Germany. Unknown what the symbols are, on the flip side of the tang. Looks like a Sputnik satellite, going through a circle. Cant figure it out. But it should be nice, after it is cleaned up, and Honed.

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