The Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

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

  1. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    J. Eyre Co. Greaves & Sons Sheffield
  2. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

  3. Kokak

    Kokak Well-Known Member

    This was just dropped off at my desk...

    H. Boker & CO "King Cutter"


    All it needs is to be honed.
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  4. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Newly acquired, and a long story.

    Wade and Butcher, Faux Frameback. New scales. It looks fantastic in person.
  5. Heljestrand23

    Heljestrand23 Well-Known Member

    Picked up a similar razor not long ago!
    Mine needs a lot of work....

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  6. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    You really have upped your game! Next thing you know; you're gonna start acquiring customs :p
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  7. Heljestrand23

    Heljestrand23 Well-Known Member

    Forgot to mention yours looks awesome!

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  8. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    It looks fantastic in the picture too!
  9. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Thanks guys. This one was a major headache. It wasn't worth the $16.15 I paid for it, even if everything looked great.
    Story: I purchased the razor, and the seller stated it was mailed, and eBay gave an expected delivery date. I went on vacation and had all my mail picked up, by a trusted neighbor. The delivery date for the razor came and went, but since no tracking number, I couldn't verify. I got a hold of the seller, and he said it was delivered a couple of weeks ago. He then put it in the purchase order. Sure enough, USPS said it was delivered on the 24th. I asked several neighbors if they had a package wrongly delivered, and it was a no go. The seller immediately refunded my money, no questions asked.
    It still bugged me, a week later, so I decided to research it some more, the listing was taken down, and the tracking number disappeared. I had to ask the seller for the info, and tracking number again, and I told him I would reimburse him if I did find it. So, he sent it, again, and I took the tracking number to the post office to have them GPS the package, which e 're it was last scanned, and dropped off. Low and behold, it was dropped off, several blocks away, according to the GPS. I went to the address, and heard people inside, when I knocked. Nobody answered. I came back, later that night, and kids answered. I asked to speak with adults, and a twenty something girl came to the door. When asked about the package, she said they have it, but how did she know it was mine. I told here the name on it, and to hand it over. She looked surprised and said she just didn't know what to do with it, when it arrived. I thought, hmmm, "bull #$&@=+#". But I was nice and said thanks. Come to find, the seller wrote the wrong address on the box, and it was delivered to the address he put down. I contacted the seller, and told him I would pay for the razor, again. At least the mystery was solved.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2017
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  10. Stu929

    Stu929 Well-Known Member

    Stumbled on this Barbers Delight and passed it up then went back and picked it up. May try to learn to rescale it. We shall see...[​IMG]

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  11. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Good for you! I would hope a buyer would got to that trouble if I was the seller.
  12. Heljestrand23

    Heljestrand23 Well-Known Member

    Wow, that's a struggle! I would have shrugged my shoulders and moved on, there really must have been something about that razor.

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  13. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    Scott, it was worth the effort, you did goof!
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  14. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    My package arrived from the auction site vendor supposedly containing my recent purchase of s lovely vintage Greaves & Sons 7/8" Sheffield-made razor. Imagine my surprise when I opened the box and discovered an old razor from Hartford Cutlery...:ashamed001:
    Needless to say I wrote a note to the seller along with images below. They're a Monday-Friday operation (Goodwill) so I'll have to wait for a response. Odds are slim they didn't ship out the Greaves elsewhere so I'm more concerned about the refund rather than actually acquiring the correct razor. We'll see...

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  15. Heljestrand23

    Heljestrand23 Well-Known Member


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  16. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Trust me, I feel your pain..
  17. cmorris357

    cmorris357 catching flies.........

    Just picked this up on EBay. Should clean up nicely.
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  18. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    Very nice :happy088: Can't wait to see the outcome:)
  19. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    Hopefully Goodwill just shipped the wrong razor and can make good on the Greaves.Hope it works out for you.I have a soft spot for William Greaves Razors .They are one of my favorite Sheffield Makers.
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  20. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    you & me both, my friend! Thanks!
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