08-11-2013, 05:24 PM
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Saturday I went to Danville, Virginia with a couple of friends, Judy and Carol and visited several antique stores, large and small. Usually I find rusty, cracked and otherwise ridiculous straight razors in antique stores.

At Lou's Antiques, I saw many such rust buckets and asked the owner if there were more and he said thought there were more upstairs. (There are three levels.) In one locked glass counter I saw some promising razors and after trying for 30 minutes they got it unlocked. Ends up the owner knew good and well there were straights up there, because they were his! He knows nothing about straights and doesn't shave with them, but somehow got his hands on straights in very good shape. No rust, good edges, good scales, good names, etc. I got three razors there, the George Wolstenholm Pipe, the Carl Schmidt Blue Steel and the Maher & Grosh The Original Rattler Razor.

At Dusty's Treasure Chest, I got the Clauss The Magnetic Razor and at a shop with no name I got the Golden Edge Dubl Duck. The Golden Edge is the only razor with a bite out of one of the scales, not at the pivot point. I have another mint Golden Edge I purchased from a local barber, but couldn't pass this one up.

All the razors cleaned up nicely. I honed them on lapping film 12, 9, 5, 3, 1, CrOx, FeOx and then stropped (a lot) on linen and leather (Tony Miller Heirloom No.2). Very nice edges all, except I have to try again with the The Magnetic Razor.

Since I am at a loss with a camera, my friend, Judy Dupre took photos with her iPhone for me. I hope you enjoy them.

George Wolstenholm The Original Pipe

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Carl Schmidt Blue Steel (13/16)

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Maher & Grosh The Original Rattler Razor
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Dubl Duck Golden Edge
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Clauss The Magnetic Razor
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 08-11-2013, 06:28 PM
  • ben74
  • Perth, Australia
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Congratulations on a wonderful find!

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 08-11-2013, 08:51 PM
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Lindy, congratulations on some great finds! Biggrin

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 08-11-2013, 08:52 PM
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Thanks, Ben.

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 08-11-2013, 10:47 PM
  • Snuff
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You got lucky this time, nice razors!

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 08-12-2013, 01:29 AM
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Great find Robert, I won't ask what you payed, but I'm guessing the Dubl Duck if sold would more than cover the cost for the initial outlay, good on you.Thumbup


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 08-12-2013, 05:55 AM
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(08-12-2013, 01:29 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: Great find Robert, I won't ask what you payed, but I'm guessing the Dubl Duck if sold would more than cover the cost for the initial outlay, good on you.Thumbup



The stores had very good prices to begin with and I talked them down even more. Almost a steal. Practically giving them away.

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 08-12-2013, 08:48 AM
  • Johnny
  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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I need to start visiting more antique shops. Nice find.

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 08-14-2013, 12:12 PM
  • Grumpy
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Very Nice Straights.

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 08-17-2013, 04:38 AM
  • MikekiM
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  • Long Island, NY
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Awesome score.. The DD is a winner..

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 08-17-2013, 04:46 AM
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(08-17-2013, 04:38 AM)MikekiM Wrote: Awesome score.. The DD is a winner..

They are all winners. I have them all well-honed and of course the DD is the easiest razor to hone and does shave very well.

My biggest surprise of the lot is the Carl Schmidt Blue Steel. Super sharp and smooth, startlingly so.

I may sell the DD, since I have a mint one already and maybe sell the Magnetic Razor as well. I have so many straights, already, but have a hard time passing up a great deal on great razors.

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