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Does anyone collect or know much about vintage Straight Razors.

Here's a few I came into ownership of. 

Golden Rule Cutlery-Chicago

F.W.Engels-Solingen-Seems to be the nicest of the three.

Wade & Butcher-Sheffield-Has engraving on the blade.

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I don’t own any but have sharpened a few in my day, those look pretty cool

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Neato.  

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These are my friends...see how they glisten!

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Do they give a pretty close shave?

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Solingen has been making great blades since the Middle Ages. 

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20 minutes ago, gary_boom said:

Do they give a pretty close shave?

As close as you dare I imagine.

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I never shaved with one. I don't think I've even had a barber shave me with one.

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9 hours ago, Quavodus said:

I never shaved with one. I don't think I've even had a barber shave me with one.

My barber shaves my neck with the warm soap & straight razor, I remember the old barbers who had strops hanging on the chair & would shave your neck & around the ears. Never had a face shave.

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8 hours ago, AuEagle said:

My barber shaves my neck with the warm soap & straight razor, I remember the old barbers who had strops hanging on the chair & would shave your neck & around the ears. Never had a face shave.

In the Marine Corps we had barbers on base that would not only shave your neck and around your ears with a straight razor, they also performed a warm towel compress followed by a short Shiatsu message. Man! That was nice!

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19 hours ago, Garufa said:

As close as you dare I imagine.

I tried it once. Apparently, I dare too much. :wall:

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I tried it once also. Took half a roll of tp to plug the leaks.

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I used one for years. It gave me the best =closest shave I ever had. You have to be very mindful that everything in the mirror is backward so don't make the wrong move. It could be your last.

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I know a good bit about straight razors.

Golden Rule Cutlery-Chicago

I would guess a  US branded German Razor. A popular thing to do during the straight razor  hay day.  You can even find them with hardware store names on them..lol

F.W.Engels-Solingen-Seems to be the nicest of the three.

Looks to be in good shape nothing super fancy but nothing bad either

Wade & Butcher-Sheffield-Has engraving on the blade.

Nice old Sheffield blade. I would guess it to be around  1860's-1880's.. somewhere around in there.

Looks like horn scales as well.

Really nice razor. the most valuable of the group. A nice little set 

 

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