The Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

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

  1. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

    :thanks:Scott..:sport026:

    Billy..:chores016:
     
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  2. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

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    My NOS Factory Fresh Otto Busch World Master Solingen..Silver Sheffield Steel 6/8th Arrived Today..Wunderbar..:D

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  3. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    So, the culmination of years of dogged pursuit... Worth it?
     
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  4. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Without a doubt. It’s where it belongs :happy093:
     
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  5. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    I can see why you've been looking for that one. It's very modern looking for a razor that was new in 1825. The equivalent of finding a Model A Ford from the turn of the century with something that looked like a modern Tesla body instead of Model A coachwork.

    The closest modern analogy would probably be a Lars Iversson pipe. Danish freehand, distinctive, instantly recognizable.
     
  6. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    I had no idea it was that old! I've never heard of the make before, so I had no frame of reference.

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  7. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    The hump in the tang, the short tail, and massive curve are enough to put it in the late 1700's to early 1800's, without more references. You seldom get more than that with razors that old.
     
  8. esvh

    esvh Well-Known Member

    J Dollee (probably rebranded german)

    Now find some scales.

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  9. esvh

    esvh Well-Known Member

    And some more peroux cognet talisman 13/16, fr herder 88 5/8, two swedish frameback one marked engström (the other one looks the same). They were stored together.

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  10. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    I had noticed the elegant curve to the spine, but I didn't think the tail looked that short. Then again, one of my primary razors is a Joseph Rogers from the mid 19th that has a very stubby tail, so I guess I just have gotten used to it...
     
  11. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    User grade but nice Novodur 14 came in, shaves really well, like a Filly 14, lol.

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  12. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    The final part of the trade arrived last night and made it’s debut today. The feel of the blade stropping on the Kanayama is like silk - it makes stropping enjoyable. In fact, I unconsciously put more laps on it than I usually do as I was simply into the rhythm and feel :happy036:

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  13. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    The 80000 is one fine strop Karl.
     
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  14. rs_776

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  15. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Picked up a Shumate 5/8 at a local antique store. Put a jasper edge on it. Are Shumates decent razors. All I know is that they were sold out of St. Louis from 1901 - 1932.
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  16. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

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  17. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Jeff, I enjoy the two I have, the Shuraco and a Barber De Luxe. They seem to have a nice fit and finish. The Shuraco is really light with the size, grind, and especially the MOP inserts in the tang.
    I always have one eye out for an early Shumate out of Austin, TX. :)
     
  18. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

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  19. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Tom! I paid virtually nothing for it! It seems to have taken a great edge! By that I mean the bevel and edge look pretty much identical under my USB microscope to some of my best shaving razors! We’ll see how it shaves in a day or two!
     
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  20. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gents, I know the fix is not difficult, just the tears in the eyes to see a #14 in this condition
     
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