The Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

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

  1. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Thanks Tom.
    Subtle differences from the first. Competitive shave report to follow.
     
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  2. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    That’s a beauty Bill - pairs are nice!
     
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  3. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    From the guy with more pairs than most pair trees!
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    Thanks!
     
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  4. alex1921

    alex1921 Active Member

    Nice. How is it? I finally tried my first French razor and so far I am very happy with it.

    Saw this one on the auctions and couldn't resist.
    Never heard of the brand but at 8/8, couldn't be bad right.

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  5. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Nice looking razor. It appears to be post WWII.

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  6. alex1921

    alex1921 Active Member

    Thank you. Yeah definitely post WWII. Nice and thin grind, as far as I can see it's pretty symmetrical.
     
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  7. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    I realize I haven't been around much, lately. But I have acquired two really interesting razors. Here's the first unboxing, called "Bone Mosaic" by Victor Creazzi. It's a SanMai pattern-welded design with a piece of 1095 steel forged welded for the edge. It a bellied full hollow ground, and an amazing shaver. Really like it!
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  8. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Here is the second razor, a stub tail full wedge circa 1810-1815 Sheffield cast steel blade imported by Ellis and Allan, a Va Mercantile firm in existence from 1800-1824. Just a side note, John Allan one of the two partners was Edgar Allan Poe's stepfather. Glen Mercurio (@gssixgun) took the NVOS (new very old stock) naked blade (8/8), dressed it in period bone scales, brass pins, custom beehive brass washers, an amber wedge, and honed it to perfection. It's a great shaver although it weight (255 grams) and size (7" closed from end of scales to end of tang) is unusual for a stubtail of that era (please correct me if I'm mistaken in this). Here it is:
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  9. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Beauties Jeff, I especially like the Ellis and Allan.
     
  10. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Steve! It was much larger than I was used to, but I've been shaving with it over a week, and finally got the hang of it. The Victor Creazzi razor is also a great shaver.
     
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  11. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Congrats Jeff! That Bone Mosaic is such a beautiful look and his grinding is impressive.
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  12. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Tom! The shave is awesome!
     
  13. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Those are beautiful razors. There’s something about the Ellis and Allan blade that is really calling to me :love055:
     
  14. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Karl! It's unusually large for a Sheffield stubtail of that era.
     
  15. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

    Aye..Thats a Cracker..Him & I Had a Crack at that One..You Earned it..Enjoy..:happy088:

    Billy..:chores016:
     
  16. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

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    My Super Mint NOS Gold FISHER 20 SOLINGEN 6/8 Stainless Straight Razor Arrived from Japan Today..Looks as if it was Just Made this Morning..Got it for a Very Decent Price..Cheaper than Many Current 5/8th Run of the Mill Dovo SRs..Canny Whack the Quality of these Classic Solingen Razors..Uber Chuffed..All the Way to Hell & Back..:D upload_2021-4-8_19-35-29.gif

    Billy..:chores016:
     
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  17. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Thats a very nice looking razor. Congratulations.
     
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  18. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

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    Thanks Scotty..Great Solingen Engineering..:happy088:

    Billy..:chores016:
     
  19. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    I have not found any Korean razors, I do not think any were made in South Korea. There were some razors made in North Korea but I have not added one to the collection yet.
     
  20. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    That is phenominal! But...
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