The Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

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

  1. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Strange considering that Ukraine is in Europe . EU rules of course


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  2. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

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    Truly cool razor Tom - congratulations on a wonderful find :happy096:
     
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  3. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Congratulations, Hans! Andrey builds a beautiful razor! Enjoy it!
     
  4. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Yours is a beauty. Congratulations.

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  5. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you Karl. :eatdrink047:
     
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  6. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Thanks Jeff!


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  7. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Thanks!


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  8. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Picked up a pretty clean example of a Filarmonica 13 DT.
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    Have some edge work near the point, but should go well.
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    Happy hunting.
    Tom
     
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  9. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Lovely razor, Tom!
     
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  10. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you Jeff.
     
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  11. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Tom, can you describe what the thing is about Filarmonica razors? Compared to other brands similar grinds and sizes. Thanks!
    Hans


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  12. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Very well taken care of. Good find.

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  13. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Hans, the look and feel of the “14” (Spanish or German) was what actually got Filarmonica on my radar. I have less experience with the 13 or the 12, so I added this one. My personal experience (8-10 blades) matches a lot of what you read: geometry gives small even bevels, the grinding for the full hollows delivers a great song on the strop, and I like that feel during the shave. Throw in that Steve has tested the longevity on a couple blades, and they deliver lasting performance.

    But as a collector/hobbyist, I look for unique examples or opportunities, and this one was a good deal. :)

    Thanks Scott. Hone wear looks minimal, and no real signs of being on a buffer, so I wonder if this was an example that didn’t have embellishments on the blade face… similar to the ones you and I have from the South American market.
     
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  14. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Question: what is a reasonable price for this Henckel 6/8” razor?
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  15. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Probably not the answer you want, but what is a fair price for one person, is much to high for another.
    Me, $35 is all I would spend, because I have several Henckels, and dont need another.
     
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  16. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Thanks, now it’s up to $55 and 5 days left on the auction. Besides that, quality of the razors?


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  17. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    They are very good quality, but I would rather have a good Swedish CVH.
     
  18. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Thanks, there is no reason to hunt this razor down in other words


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  19. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Not unless you have to have one in your collection.
    F.W.Engels and C-Mon's are much better, in my opinion. A nice Filarmonica is also one to own, but very pricey, for one in very good condition.
     
  20. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Nice old W&B in today in unrestored condition. About 30 minutes after cleaning it up, this is what I have ended up with.

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