Vintage Merkurs

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by rodd, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. rodd

    rodd Knotty Boy

    Anthony asked for some more pictures of one of these vintage Merkurs in the SoS, so I figured I would start a thread on vintage Merkurs, and re-branded Merkurs. Anyone else have any to share?

    This is the one from today's SoS:
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    Under the head is the Murcury head logo and "Merkur Patent" It is really hard to capture in a picture though.

    A couple of these blades came with the set. They are unused, but corroded. Merkur blades sure have come a long way... or have they? ;)
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    This one is what has become known as a Chessman Slant, because a seller that goes by Chessman came across a lot of these NOS.
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    This one is a Hoffritz 4 piece travel slant. It is a rebranded Merkur.
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    I don't have much information on this one, but it has the Mercury logo on the end of the handle, and is marked Merkur under the head.
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    And this one I have almost no information on, but I believe it is also a vintage Merkur.
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    Please excuse the patina on some of these. I didn't feel like polishing them.

    Anyone else have some vintage Merkurs to share? Let's see them!
     
  2. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Cool pics!

    I have the same one second from the bottom. It's stamped Grafco under the head. Nice shaver.
     
  3. gregindallas

    gregindallas Rolls Razor Revivalist

    I have a Merkur box

    Sez so stamped on the bottom. Not sure i got the right razor with it though.:D
     

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  4. dashmaverick

    dashmaverick Member

    Thanks Rodd for the great razor porn, I didn't expect you to create a whole separate thread!! This is why I love this place, everyone's so warm & personable!! :D :D

    I used to own a 'chessman' but sold it some months ago. Kind-of regretting that decision now...
     
  5. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master

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    This one.. is a fine shaver. Made by Merkur, you'll find them branded Adams, Merkur, Grafco or Weck. I have an Adams branded one in my collection and I have a Weck branded one in my shaving rotation. The Merkur and the Weck both have their names in the head cap. If you're on that other shaving forum, have a look at Copierguy's Merkur branded version. Sweet looking razor for sure.

    As for the Merkur-made slants that all look alike, you'll find them under the names Merkur, Hoffritz, Adams, Grafco, Apollo, Pomco and Meehan
     
  6. rodd

    rodd Knotty Boy

    Wow. I had not seen the top plate on that one copierguy has. This one has a blank top plate, but I had a Weck with a printed head at one point. Not nearly as cool though, just engraved before plating. I may still have it, but it isn't on display anymore. I had a Hoffritz and a Pomco slant at one point, but had to let them go to fund other purchases. Here is my Pomco:
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  7. Jaymo

    Jaymo Active Member

    I wasn't a Merkur fan until I got my 37G. Now I want some more. Open combs, safety bars, slants, you name it.
     
  8. Dslazar9

    Dslazar9 Took the Menthol-cratic Oath

    Left-Grafco-60's?
    Middle-Pomco Slant-probably 50's
    Right-Merkur Slant-probably 50's.
    The two slants and the modern Merkur Slant are all very similar (and quite awesome) shavers
     

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  9. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

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    Awesome thread! :happy096

    Beautiful razors, too!
     
  10. Shotwell

    Shotwell Well-Known Member

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