01-06-2014, 10:03 PM
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Decided to treat myself to another toy. This is #3 of 35 razors in this edition.

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 01-06-2014, 10:34 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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That is a truly outstanding straight, congratulations!

I imagine it is as valuable as it is beautiful!

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 01-06-2014, 11:57 PM
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Thank you!
I too believe it is a very pretty razor. And for what you get I feel they are quite reasonable. A large blade, etchings, gold washed blade, shaft etc. horn scales limited edition from one of the few( and nearing retirement) blade smiths in Germany.
I'm considering another.

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 01-07-2014, 12:30 AM
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Very nice I'm guessing full hollow 7/8?

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 01-07-2014, 12:36 AM
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They call it, and I measure it as a 15/16 but close enough .

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 01-07-2014, 01:20 PM
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  • geezer
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  • Menomonie, Western WI
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A very nice razor and sure to appreciate in value. Nice purchase!
~Richard

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 01-07-2014, 01:31 PM
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That's beautiful. The gold and horn complement each other nicely.

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 01-07-2014, 02:34 PM
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  • ischiapp
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(01-06-2014, 10:34 PM)ben74 Wrote: That is a truly outstanding straight, congratulations!

I imagine it is as valuable as it is beautiful!
+1
Eeeeek

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 01-07-2014, 05:08 PM
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  • Dripp
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  • Cincinnati, OH
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Absolutely beautiful. My wackers are my favorite razors in my small collection. If I spoke German I would have already ordered a couple more as I really like to order directly from the artisan.

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 01-07-2014, 06:28 PM
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To be truthful, last night I shaved with it out of the box which was supposed to be shave ready.
It wasn't by a long shot.
I had a speaking engagement ( showing parts of my collection and talk to an annual dinner of knife collectors) but couldn't wait to get home and re hone it.
I did and it was dropping hairs on a HHT two inches away from my fingers. No sound, no snag, nothing,, just falling dead away.
Got to shave with it tonight and it was far and away better than I dreamed a razor could be.
It is better than anything I have on hand or have had the pleasure to use of what comes through my shop.
This thing is just flat out incredible in what it can do. I didn't think a razor was capable of what this thing represents. Beauty and performance in one great package.
I'm getting another.

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 01-07-2014, 06:59 PM
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  • Dripp
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  • Cincinnati, OH
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If only I could hone like that. Luckily both of mine came with very nice edges from their previous owners. I just touched one up tonight so hopefully its ready to go.

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 01-07-2014, 08:12 PM
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  • geezer
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  • Menomonie, Western WI
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Thank you for the feedback on the quality of the razor. That is good to hear!
~Richard

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 01-07-2014, 08:29 PM
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Believe me , I'm certainly not saying I'm a great honemeister. Maybe the planets just aligned to allow me a glimpse of Nirvana.

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 01-08-2014, 07:32 AM
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Herr Wacker should print this thread and frame it. There is no greater endorsement.
Now I want to get one...

Btw, what is honing setup?

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 01-08-2014, 08:40 AM
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He may not appreciate the "not shave ready" part of my story. I believe he does ship them from Germany ready, to a seller in the US. From here they are either re honed (?) or just honed. Not sure why the guy here is honing them when he says they come here ready to go.
Other than that it is one of the most amazing shaves I have had bar none.
Shaved last night around 7:00 PM and here it is nearly noon the next day and I'm starting to feel some whiskers only in some spots and only if I rub ATG.

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 01-12-2014, 06:24 AM
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That's a beautiful razor. I've been in lust/love with Wackers but haven't pulled the trigger on one. This may push me over the edge.

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 01-12-2014, 09:10 AM
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Rarely do I use a razor several times in a row but I can't seem to put this one down . It's just amazing and blows me away every time. If it were just beautiful that would be fine but it shaves like there is no tomorrow.

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 01-14-2014, 09:51 AM
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Absolutely stunning work.

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 01-14-2014, 11:28 AM
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Yes it is! That's why buying more.

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 01-22-2014, 12:05 AM
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That's absolutely gorgeous!

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