The Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

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

  1. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    It's also the metal and how they worked it.
     
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  2. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I'm hoping it isn't too bad. I've had other difficult blades. As long as they didnt source the steel from Pakistan, there is still a glimmer of hope.
     
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  3. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    I admire the hopefulness.
     
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  4. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Naivety, stupidity, ignorance, or just stubborn. That be me.
     
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  5. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

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    There May be Temper/Tempering Issues..:happy097:
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    Billy..:chores016:
     
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  6. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    You need to add soumd, with a Scottish accent. Not your voice.

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  7. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    True that.
     
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  8. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    This is taken from a history of Filarmonica straight razor generations. The Sello Oro is the 4th and last generation. The father died after two generations and then the son took over for the third. The metal and razors seemed okay until the 4th when the daughter took over and yes....wait for it, sourced from Pakistani steel.

    "4. Fourth generation: JMP's son died shortly after his father, then the daughter took over. The company closed a few years later in 1990.

    Very hard, brittle steel sourced from Pakistan - takes an edge, but falls apart sooner than expected
    No tang marks, only perfunctory "FILARMONICA -DOBLE TEMPLE-" etched on the face
    Some have Sello Oro packaging or just plastic sleeves
    Simply avoid these unless you're a collector"
     
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  9. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    You’ll have some fine spare scales for a 13 if nothing else :happy102:
     
  10. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

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    Cant Stop Laughin..You Guys are Killin Me Ova Ere..:happy097:

    Billy..:chores016:
     
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  11. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I will be taking the Fili 13, and a Fili 14 to the stones, this weekend. Wish me luck.
     
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  12. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Good luck Scott!
     
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  13. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Imperial Razor
    "Extra Hollow Ground"
    Fully Warranted
    Germany
    6/8th


    This one came up for a Buy It Now sale, at $5 + $4 shipping. I jumped on it. It looked cruddy, one pin head sized rust spot on the tang, but, in very good shape. I buffed it out some, and it shined up, like a new penny. It was stored in a light coating of oil, and still had an edge, that popped arm hairs. If I spent 5 more minutes on it, it might look new.

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  14. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Love those Imperials!!! Nice snag Scott. :eatdrink047:
     
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  15. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Well i’ve received this Wade & Butcher today and im hoping to get volunteers :innocent to revamp it! :eatdrink047:Lol just kidding ( or not )

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  16. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Almost for free! Congratulations!


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  17. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Feels like it.

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  18. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    This one should be on the way from France soon. Vendor’s images.

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  19. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Another gorgeous “14”… congrats. :eatdrink047:
     
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  20. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Thank you Tom and everyone!
     
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