Torrey razor

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by P Henry, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. P Henry

    P Henry New Member

    Can someone tell me the year this razor may have been made?

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  2. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

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  3. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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    You really took away our clues in that pic to try and get any closer than what Alex shows on his website..

    The Tail, Grind, Scales, and general "Shape" of the razor helps get closer, keeping in mind it is all a WAG but after you see enough of them you get better at getting closer to the date
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  4. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

  5. Scott_Mac

    Scott_Mac Active Member

    I remember reading somewhere that on Torrey's if the writing was straight on the tang it was a sign that the razor was pre-1900 and if it was arched it was post-1900. Judging from the wear on yours and others with the straight text I've seen this seems to hold true. Mine has the arched text meaning mine is from the post-1900 era.
  6. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    My #136 was advertised in 1909 periodicals. razor 136 razor&f=false
  7. Scott_Mac

    Scott_Mac Active Member

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  8. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    One of my most prized possessions is the Torrey you gave to me for the price of honing it, when I sent you my Rattler that ended up being too far gone for restoration.

    Plus, you slapped together a set of custom scales in purple, my favorite color!

    The Torrey is an awesome shaver!
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