The Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

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

  1. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks, I can't wait to try it out in February.
     
  2. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Sweet, it looks factory fresh. Got a great deal on it congratulations.
     
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  3. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    I picked up this Case "The Real Blue Point" in Billing Mont. last week along with an old brush. I'd put this in the working man's razor class. Nothing fancy just a well made blade with no surprises. Zero hone wear. Tuned up and ready to go for tomorrows shave. I think I'll try to put a brush together in this style of handle with a mixed boar and badger knot or a banded boar. I need to sharpen my turning tools and get to work.
    Edit- I washed old soap out of this brush for about ten minutes.
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  4. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks, I can't believe I got it for a great price. I have seen this model up on Ebay for more than twice the amount I paid. By the way, I was wrong about finding tarnish on it. Whatever it was came off with my thumb nail and it now looks great and is indeed in mint condition.
     
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  5. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    Great Find . Lovely blade in basically NOS shape . I bet she took a really keen edge with her tight grain US Steel .Your shave should be outstanding .Enjoy that piece of shaving history .
    Regards Mike
     
  6. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    PS. The razor is indeed in mint condition. What I thought was tarnish turned out to be something else because I was able to scrape it off with my thumbnail. Again, I am very fortunate to get this razor at the price I paid for it. I neglected to mention it came with the original coffin, the protective sleeve and the paper instructions.
     
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  7. GrantA

    GrantA Active Member

    Anybody know anything about this one? I'm not finding anything on the maker. It says manufactured by
    W. P. Smith & Son
    Sheffield

    To the left is a W mark and N+S
    5/8 with notch [​IMG][​IMG]


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  8. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

  9. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    :love055: That is sweeeeeeet
     
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  10. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Wooo hooo!
    Everyone should have at least one of those.
    I love both of mine.
    Did you have Jarrod hone it?
     
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  11. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    I am a Dovo fan. Nice !
     
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  12. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    I didn't tell him not to, and per the website, it says that it'll come honed, so I guess he did. Looks to have been worked on. I haven't tried it yet. Might not be until Friday.
     
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  13. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Thank you. They are marked way down. Check it out.
     
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  14. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    I believe he would have unless you requested him not to. He uses stones that are lapped to be convex. Great edges IMO.

    Does anyone have any comments on going from this honing to a synthetic for a touch up?
    Maybe @thesuperiorshave
     
  15. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    How so, lapped convex?? Any pics or drawings??
     
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  16. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Well, I couldn't resist this 6/8 Boker and was able to "snipe" it for $.08 more than the top bidder. :happy036:
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  17. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    He does, hopefully @thesuperiorshave Jarod will be along soon to explain.
     
  18. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    I just have to stop looking at the straight razor section on Ebay. I just won a bid on a vintage F W Engles special. It is a 5/8 square point and the approx. date is anywhere from 1890's to 1920's, so it can be at least 90 to 120 + yrs of age. The seller says it is shave ready. Bought it for 30 dollars. I will post a pic when I get it.
     
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  19. Briscoe

    Briscoe Well-Known Member

    That seems like a good price.

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  20. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    I think so! I believe you can't go wrong spending 30 dollars on a shave ready vintage razor.
     
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