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??

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Buck-Knive...3d680ec55a:g:-lIAAOSw~Q9bFpTM&redirect=mobile

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  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: https://copperandclad.com/product/b...or-by-caleb-cooper-matte-black-g10-exclusive/

    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.
    Tom
     
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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
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    Funny thing was the box and the card are what pushed me over the top.
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    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.
    Tom
     
  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. :)
    Tom
     
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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:

    Before:
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    After:
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  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

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    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

    Billy..:chores016:
     
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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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