Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by DaltonGang, Aug 3, 2017.
Great buys, Scott & Steve!
Wow, you did well sir!
Thank you Tom!
I have several razors and I'm wanting to learn more about them,hoping I can learn more here. I inherited these and while I enjoy them I also don't have room for them. Here is a Joh. Engstrom I would like to know more about. I can't find anything like it in any of my searches. Any information would be
Plenty of Johan Engstrom razors on this site. The razors made in Eskilstuna Sweden is considered some.of the best. Not the fanciest, but excellent steel. Just restore it and have someone who knows how to put a proper edge on it.
Do you think the scales are original? Might be hard to say from the pictures.
Many Swedish razors used very plain scales. They also used Ivory. Few used highly decorative scales.
Yours look more homemade. You never see original scales used with nuts and bolts.
Thanks for your information. I post more as I go through them.
I doubt that those scales are original. If they are wood, definitely not. Many of the Swedish razors around the turn of the 20th century used hard rubber scales, and these scales became very brittle with age. After some time, a bump or a drop could easily break the scales, so you see a lot of the early Swedish razors with replacement scales.
Mystery Razor ???
Extra Hollow Ground
This one has no markings. They have been purposefully ground off. The razor looks to have some age, on the scales, and around the rivet areas. The spine and the tang are gold plated and show a little wear. The very edge of the tail looks like it has a slight imperfection, and this could be why the maker ground the marks off. Just my guess. I will hone it up and see if it takes an edge. I have not cleaned or wiped it down.
Interesting razor Scott.
It will be interesting to see if it takes an edge. The stones don't lie.
Very rare Pinguin Gebr Krusius Solingen razor NOS
With beautiful horn composite scales
Krusius family is an important old knife maker and has used trade mark penguin for knifes
13/16 Geneva, good ol’ American steel.
American Razor rare in Europe
The last two acquisition
Those Shumates are very good razors, and easy to come by here.
Made in Latvia
This is a beautifully made razor. Every detail is exact, and flawless. It is sharp, from the factory, just not as sharp as I like. I will try to strop it, to see if that helps. It is big, thick, and heavy. The only thing I wish it had, was a Coffin/Box to come with it. But, for the little money I paid, I cannot complain.
Meet "RIGA", the razor.
Beautiful razor Scott, I like mine a lot.
I had to put a couple hundred laps on the strop, to bring out a proper edge on mine. I don't know what yours was like, straight from Latvia. But, for as little as I got it for, I am not complaining.
Currently sold out.
They do have a different one, but it's a bit.... Garish.
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