The Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

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

  1. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Nice, what are the scales made out of?
  2. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    A new dealer at the market showed up today with close to 100 SR and allowed me to go thru first. Majority were “just another razor” but I was able to pick these four. Imperial SR #20507 with a Egyptian style etch, Tree Boker King Cutter, shoulderless W&B. And finally, the first one i found in the wild, a Wacker in a Puma case. Two have the tips scale missing but past the pin and they are tight. They will not take much effort to clean up.

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  3. Briscoe

    Briscoe Well-Known Member

    Excellent find, well done !

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  4. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

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  5. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Beautiful choice of razors Tim!
    Especially love seeing unique and different designs on those Imperials and that shape of the W&B is :drool:
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  6. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    Thank you gentlemen. I think this etch is called “the great camel”. I always enjoyed the Army & Navy and Worlds Fair etches.
  7. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Wow! Nice save of a beautiful pair. I’m amazed someone was going to split them.
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  8. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thanks Brian. I was surprised they split the auction. Winning the first one did add a little pressure to complete the set. I did get lucky.
  9. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    Nice finds.
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  10. BaylorGator

    BaylorGator MISTER Fancypants

    I need to look away; I could spend a lot of money on that site after an adult beverage or two.
  11. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    I just received my Friodur today. I wasn't expecting it to be a 7/8 blade. I thought I was getting a 5/8 blade. I am pleasantly surprised. She is a beauty. I am not sure but I believe it is half hollow because it is a heavy razor with a thick spine. Presently, I have 2 5/8 round pts, 2 6/8 Spanish pts, and this 7/8 square point razor which covers the gamut of different widths and styles. To think, I just started straight razor shaving 3 months ago and I already have a nice collection of razors. As promised, here is my new addition to my den.

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  12. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    That is a nice surprise. Beautiful choice!
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  13. Briscoe

    Briscoe Well-Known Member

    That razor will give you years of enjoyment, great find.

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  14. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks! I won it on an EBay auction for just under 100 dollars. It is a vintage 1950's NOS Friodur 7/8 square point. I was just going through the site and wasn't planning on bidding or buying anything. I saw this and took a chance and the rest is history. I would say it is in near mint condition because it has some black tarnish on the spine near the toe, but I guess I can use Mass to take care of it. I can't complain because Razor Emporium recently had a restored 1970 's 5/8 Friodur for sale at $150 and I saw another 7/8 Friodur on Ebay for $235. Originally, I didn't want to spend the amount for my Friodur and thought that I didn't get a good deal and just paid the market price. Obviously, I know that I lucked out and consider it my best score in my early straight razor journey.
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  15. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks! Won it on an EBay auction.
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  16. Briscoe

    Briscoe Well-Known Member

    I remember when I over paid for a razor a long time ago, then I realized it made me happy and after all it's all relative.

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  17. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Yes, I agree because you can't put a price on enjoying something you wanted. However, that doesn't mean we forego researching an item to purchase.
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  18. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Nice razor! 7/8 razors are sweet.
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  19. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I've one of those razors, and they hold a great edge. Ebay is a great place to find NOS razors, at a fraction of the price of modern made razors. Great find on that J.A.Henkels Friodur.
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  20. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks! I am looking forward to February so that I can shave with my brand new Friodur and R Aust razors.
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