The Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

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

  1. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    "Conestoga" 6/8th inch
    P.Eisemann, Lancaster PA.
    Made in Germany

    In its "RAW" state. Needs plenty of care. But, for $6.95, I will give it a shot.
    The edge looks free of rust, so there is hope. The scales are nasty, and very loose. Once again, another I have not seen before. Any history on it would be helpful.


  2. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Tupper-Spiegel Co
    Duluth Minn

    Little wear. This was prettied up a little, the blade and scales, before the pic was taken. It kind of looked rough, that is probable why I got it for $5. A little rust, and a lot of crud. Just the way I like them. Unknown who the maker was. Whether it was made from a razor manufacturer, of directly made by Tupper-Spiegel.

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  3. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I recently got these two, a Wade & Butcher Extra Hollow Ground and a J. R. Torrey Our 136. I know of the manufacturers, but not the models. I don't see any chips, mostly dirt. Any help on information of these razors would be appreciated, thanks.


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  4. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    Just won this cool Vintage Wester Bros. kit
    wb1.jpg wb2.jpg
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  5. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Congrats Mike!!!
    You took me out by 35 cents :)
    Glad you got it.
  6. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    Sorry about that.
  7. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

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  8. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Great "Snipe"! (Sorry, @TestDepth )
  9. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    I've been in Billings for the last week or so helping get my wife's Aunt ready to move into an assisted nursing facility. This is my wife's Grandfather's shaving stuff which was given to me. He was born in 1900 and I guess to put things into perspective me and my wife just turned 66. The razors are A Novelty Cutlery (left) and an Easy Aces (Genco) plus a Craftsman Combination Razor Hone and an Illinois A175, Alaskan Seal Skin strop. Not pictured is a Gem razor and some WWI era memorabilia from a Great Uncle.
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  10. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

    Nice Shavers those Rapides...The Blades are Probably HARD Swedish Steel..They Can be a Bugger to Hone or a Doddle Depending on Grinding Faults if Any...I Use One Layer of Tape & they Hone Up the Same as an SR..:happy088:

    They are Just a Different Feeling on the Hone is All..Enjoy..:kar:

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  11. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    "Prima Max"

    I lucked out on this one. The seller had very poor pics, again, which resulted in low bidding. It turned out to be NOS, with the grease still on it. It still had the factory edge on it too, which is very very sharp, but not trustworthy. It set me back $14.50 total.


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  12. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

    Lovely Catch Scott...You Must have a Couple Awe Hundred Razors these Days...:happy088:

  13. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    What's wrong with wanting ALL THE TOYS!
  14. Briscoe

    Briscoe Well-Known Member

    I completely agree with that.

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  15. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very cool..
  16. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Thanks Billy.

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  17. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    YUP. It's not like they are the big named custom jobs. Just a few little lost razors, needing a good home.
  18. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers


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  19. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    F.W.Engels Special
    Solingen Germany
    11/16+ inch

    This was a Buy it Now/Make Offer buy, on Ebay. The seller took $22.00, which surprised me. It looks like it has no hone wear, and the blueing on the tang has almost no wear. Very very slight tarnish, on the blade.


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  20. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

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