The Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

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

  1. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Examination of acquired razors, out of the 22 the following was presented:
    First the Sheffield razors from top left:
    John Barber
    3 Bengall ( Cadman & Sons )
    2 Ganbell, really don’t know if they are Sheffield razors???


    Then the Eskilstuna razors:
    CVH from top:
    MK No.24 3/8” ( my third one )
    MK No.24
    Unmarked, must be very old with grey box

    Then 3 J.A. Hellberg and one SSA

    2 Erik Anton Berg
    EDV Neiström
    Klas Törnblom
    Emil Carlsson ( first Swedish razor with square end on the scales )

    And then the German ones and one unmarked:
    Best Silver Steel
    232 Respect ( have I already tried out, nice razor! )
    Unmarked ( could be British )

    Most of them have a little bit rust pittings, but the edges are fine. Needs a lot of work to restore them. The sad thing is that the razors have been stored probably in a barn or out house, smells quite heavily of mold. Can be removed with vinegar.

    Wish you all a nice Valborg ( a Swedish holiday today when we celebrate the spring with big open fire and a lot of alcohol...)

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  2. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Great acquisitions Hans - looks like some real beauties in there! :eatdrink047:
    Enjoy the holiday... and the alcohol. :)
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  3. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Thanks Tom!

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  4. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Very nice score there Hans! If you keep going like that you might get near Billy, lol!

    NOS 6/8 Filarmonica 13 Sub Cero (right) joined the stable and is a good companion to my 14 Sub Cero.

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  5. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Now the next question... did they make a "12" in the Sub Cero... and when is it arriving? :)
    Very nice pairing Steve!
  6. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Tom, Apparently they did. A quick Google-fu turned up this:

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  7. deepsea

    deepsea Well-Known Member

    Picked this up yesterday. I don’t know much about it but it sure feels nice in my hand. Going to pick up some wet/dry sand paper on the way home and clean her up this weekend.

  8. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Thanks Steve, my idea is to restore all of them and keep the ones I like. Then sell the razors I don’t want to keep. Now I have approximately +50.

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  9. Redfish Rick

    Redfish Rick Member

    Finally opened it today. (Been traveling for work, lately)[​IMG]
    DJ Stone
  10. Redfish Rick

    Redfish Rick Member

    Thank you Tom
    I picked it up cheap, and restored that one for my brother over a year ago, he uses it often, and it’s still sharp.
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  11. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

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  12. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    My dimanche (Sunday) shaver, a M.K. 31-1/2 - lol, a restored M.K. 32 with moderate wear. Soap was MdC rose lathered with a T&H brush with D.R. Harris Pink in the St. Germain bottle finishing up.

  13. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    "New Departure Razor"
    Full Hollow
    Freemont Ohio

    A little restoration needed. The spine has some wear, but an extra layer of tape should solve that.

  14. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Shumate Cutlery Corp.
    St. Louis MO USA
    Extra Hollow Ground (and Smiling from the factory)

    This has some light tarnish about, but very little. The spine looks new, and the bevel looks factory. Once cleaned up, it should look factory new. It still has the factory papers with it, in the case. I've never seen one with a brass Anvil emblem on the scales before.

  15. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    That is a great blade... love the slight smile and that is a cool emblem/inlay. Nice pick-up Scott.
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  16. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Thank You.

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  17. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    I really like the ‘mid-America’ blades like Clauss. Good stuff.
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  18. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I just finished restoring the Clauss "New Departure". It is a "Bellied Full Hollow" . I just wish the prior user of that razor knew how to hone. A lot of wear on the spine. But, I am sure a couple of layers of tape should tighten that bevel up.
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  19. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    What is a Clauss Mid-America blade?? Pics?
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  20. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Oh, Clauss was made in Fremont, OH, another razor-making area of the US. I only have one good one, American razors in nice shape are rare.
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