The Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

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

  1. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Geneva Cutlery Corp.
    "Pyramid #71"
    Geneva NY USA
    5/8th
    Half Hollow

    These Geneva razors have incredible steel. It was pretty gunked up, but came as a pair when sold with the above razor, for a very good price. Also, not as flaw on the blade, and a mirror shine.

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  2. Stefano73

    Stefano73 Member

    My last is this rare Gottlieb Hammersfahr .
    I have disassembly and polish
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  3. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I figured I would repost this razor, since the original state of the razor looked so awful.

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  4. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Bismarck #1
    Solingen Germany
    11/16th+
    Full Hollow ground

    In the raw, dirty, nasty, and a little rusty. This will require a little bit of work, and a swap of the scales. I already have some donor scales picked out.

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  5. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Bismarck
    Solingen Germany
    11/16th+
    Full Hollow ground

    This one is definitely crusty and rusty. Almost as bad as the Tula I restored. I don't look forward to sanding this one. But, hopefully I can resurrect it.

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  6. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

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  7. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    A few fun items in the mail recently…
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    On the right is a King William era Joseph Rodgers & Sons blade in some very nice scales. And on the left a Montgomery Wards house brand “Lakeside.”

    I have one or two Lakeside Cutlery blades, Army & Navy being my favorite, but this is the first with Montgomery Wards, Chicago on the tang. Smaller than I assumed, coming in at under 2” blade length, but pretty cool addition.

    Obviously not a straight, but it has ties to some blades we appreciate… the Rally razor.
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    Open it up and roll it across your beard… really not bad. :)
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    An advertisement that was made for me, “the Man-about-Town” :) :
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    Fun region of manufacture…
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    Happy hunting.
    Tom
     
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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool,does it work?:D
     
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  9. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    It does indeed. :)
    I have been using it for spots I miss when I shave my head. Fun way to touch up.
     
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  10. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool.is it like a manual electric?
     
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  11. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

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  12. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    It is. Just rolls and cuts. Minimal tugging as it cuts.
     
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool.:)
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  14. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Wadsworth & Son "XLNT"
    6/8+ inch
    Full Hollow
    Germany

    This one was a freebee, from an eBay seller, that came in, today. He was nice enough to send it, after he sent the wrong razor. It might not look it, being it has a good amount of discoloration, and some patina, but this one looks like it might shine up, nicely. Fingers crossed.


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  15. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    That’s a new one on me - very, very cool :bounce017:
     
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  16. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    :eatdrink047: A fun little lawnmower.
     
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  17. Steve56

    Steve56 Hone Hoarder

    I want one of those Tom!

    A pair of 6/8 Le Grelot 355 in today, from a friend selling them to finance other razor fixations. The scales will need some attention to get them matching but the blades are superb! I already had the 5/8 version, it’s a little Ferrari that mows down anything that it touches, like the Swedish razors.

    I’ve seen English, French, and German razors using what appears to be the same blank. I suspect but do not know, that it’s a Kayser-Ellison Silver Steel blank. K-E Silver Steel was one of the few steels formulated for razors. Werner Briedenbach, a master Solingen grinder, said that they preferred K-E steel to Böhler steel because it was finer grained and took a better edge.

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  18. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Very nice razors. Congratulations.
     
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  19. Steve56

    Steve56 Hone Hoarder

    Thank you Brian!
     
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  20. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Those are beautiful blades and the spine work is stunning. Great acquisition. :eatdrink047:
     
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