The Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

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

  1. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    A second Tanifiji BaBa 1000 arrived this morning, NOS with case, box, and papers. One of my favorite Tanifujis. I’ve been looking for a second one for some time and invoked some Google-fu not expecting anything and winner, winner, chicken dinner. A cutlery shop in California had it listed (and priced) as a 5/8 but I knew that it was not. The case is original to the BaBa 1000, a nice touch.

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  2. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Beautiful Steve! :eatdrink047:
     
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  3. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Thank you Tom!
     
  4. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

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  5. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    The Google-Fu is strong, with-in you, Grasshopper.
     
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  6. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Sweet piece......nice acquisition.
     
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  7. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Congratulations, made of Swedish Steel!


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  8. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Thank you gentlemen all, and yes, Swedish Steel Hans!
     
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  9. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    The only way to go for smooth shave


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  10. Redfish Rick

    Redfish Rick Active Member

    Nice acquisitions fellas!
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    I picked this Clauss up rather cheap.
    I’m stumped on aging the two Clauss I have. Can anyone help with age?
    I shaved with it this morning, and wow!
    I have a new favorite!!!

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  11. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Always nice to find a favourite


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  12. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

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  13. Redfish Rick

    Redfish Rick Active Member

    Thank you, sir.


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  14. esvh

    esvh Well-Known Member

    H Herder 11

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  15. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co.
    "25"
    Made In Germany
    11/16th Full Hollow

    I took a risk, on this one. Meh, it is a very good "User Grade" razor, for $16.99. I really like this brand of razor, and they prove to be made very well. But, after getting it in the mail, it looked like someone had used it to stir paint. I ended up with some extensive pitting, after it was all said and done.

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  16. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    H.Boker & Co.
    "3076"
    Germany
    11/16th Extra Hollow

    Not too much hope for the scales. It was broken in 4 places. The celluloid is very brittle. I am in the process of trying to rescue them.

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  17. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Nice work Scott. Some times the rust isn’t ‘fixable’ but you certainly did a good job with it!

    I hope you can save the scales!
     
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  18. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Thanks, I've had razors that looked like that Hibbard before. They looked like just light rust before restoring, but, after cleaning some off of it, it looked like some "Rust Worms" got a hold of it. Little squiggly lines of rust in the metal. They usually bore deeper than you think, and you can sand until the cows come home, without finding an end. I just polish what I think is enough, and call it quits. It should still be an excellent razor to shave with, just not one meant for display.
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  19. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

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    Just Won this Rather NOS Uber Mint Factory Fresh..PROGRESS Solingen Silver Steel Full Hollow 7/8th..Got it for an Absolute Bargain form an EU Flea Bay Seller..Cant Believe the Price I Got it for..You Know Me..I Have a Nose for Sniffin Out NOS Razors..Another NOS Razor to Hone.Such a Hard Life.:happy097:

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    Billy..:chores016:
     
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  20. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    You did get that one, for a song Billy. Another Beauty. :happy088:

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