The Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

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

  1. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

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  2. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    The stars seemed to be aligned for me on this one. Thank you Billy. :eatdrink047:
  3. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome Tom,cool razor..:cool:
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  4. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Some guy is selling a bunch of them on Ebay, at $89.
    How does yours shave?? Is it worth the money??

  5. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    I researched that before I purchased this one. They look like a legit Buck retailer, but I couldn’t tell if the G10 version was part of the initial numbered run. Here is the seller’s website, and I can’t see a number on the back side pic:

    Haven’t shaved yet, but mine was 1/2 that price. It was worth it for me, even if only for the scales. Can’t say I would have pulled the trigger at $90.
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  6. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gary.
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  7. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    This shape with the swooping thumbnotch, heel point and hollow grind, all wrapped up in a hardware store razor... fun to acquire.

    Shapleigh Hardware Diamond King No. 7
    Funny thing was the box and the card are what pushed me over the top.
    Cool longways opening for the box (don’t remember seeing this much) and the card does give quite the selling points... Black Diamond Steel. :)

    And the spine has a pretty cool design also. All around cool hardware store blade.
    Happy hunting.
  8. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool Tom,nice score..:cool:..there seems to be no end to cool straight sets..
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  9. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you Gary. I do enjoy seeing all the various styles of razors and accessories in this thread.
  10. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Figured I’d double back after honing and shaving. Take this for what it is worth - just one guy’s experience with razor 25 of a limited production razor.

    Not knowing it’s history, but knowing it wouldn’t shave arm hair after stropping, I took it to a couple of Coticules. They advertised a 14 degree bevel angle and the spine does look thin. You can probably see in the pics a wavy line where the spine would contact the hone, which gives a resulting uneven width bevel. I decided 2 layers of tape would adjust for that and get me into the sweet spot for bevel angle.

    It also had a slight frown to hone around, or correct if you so desire. I had read others say the same, but it was very slight on this one. I killed the edge a few times, and my Coticules allow me to easily come on and off the hone to hit the entire edge.

    All those negatives being said, I really enjoyed the honing and the shave tonight. It is well balanced and the look is growing on me. Now would I spend $90... actually yeah, if you can deal with the geometry and you like the looks. I liken it to an early Portland Razor Company blade and maybe a early Hart.

    My two cents. :)
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  11. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    As some of you know, I sent an early Cast Steel Boker to Glen Mercurio for restoration. Thought I'd share the before and after:


  12. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    wow, what a story. It is fate and they CofA and razor be reunited.
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  13. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    It definitely seemed to be the case. I know I’m happy. :)
  14. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

    Waiting on this Factory Fresh Mint ERN Solingen 5/8th Arriving from Italy..Looks Larger than a 5/8th to Me Mind..Its a Rare Bird Made in the 1930 s From a Kayser Ellison Sheffield Steel Blank & Ground in Germany..I Like Rare Birds in my Den..:D

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  15. Jake Gibson

    Jake Gibson Well-Known Member

    Daaaaaaammmmmmnnnnn Billy that is a stunning bird for sure! I've got a straight that says Krone U myself, but definitely not that nice. Happy Shaving my friend!
  16. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

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  17. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    I’ve been remiss in checking up on this thread, beautiful steel, and here’s some more, just arrived....

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  18. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

  19. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Beautiful Steve. With a stunner like that, you sometimes throw it up as a pair... 1 or 2 with this? :)
  20. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    I’d love to find another Tom, you don’t happen to have one in your razor stash do you? :)

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