03-29-2014, 05:14 PM
  • ischiapp
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  • Ischia, Naples, Italy
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This review is recovered from the old review section for archival reasons

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Manufacturer: Shumate Razors
Web: Vintage (http://straightrazorplace.com/razor-club...ciety.html)
Region: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Model: Curved Tungsteel
Type: Straight Razor
Date: 1904 - 1920
Weight: 29g
Lenght Total: 238mm
Lenght Blade: 70mm
Width Blade: 13mm / +4/8
Depth Spine: 4mm
Grind: Full Hollow
Point: Square Point
Decoration: No
Jimps: Down
Shoulder: 2 Stab
Lenght Handle: 133mm
Scales: Black, Plastic, Cream Wedge, Tungsteel in white
Steel: Sheffield, six temper

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Price: 10/10
Taken from Altus@ilRasoio, in the forum BST, the price of €50 including shipping for this little gem was a real bargain, in my opinion.

Quality: 9/10
Simple but perfectly calibrated. Just perfect.

Grip: 7/10
The knurling just down, with smooth and rounded spine, saw the light weight and small size does not give issue about controllin, although it is not the most solid grip desirable.

Ease of use: 10/10
It's the thinner blade than I have at the moment, and the lightest.
Practically a butterfly alights gently tight and difficult areas. View the smile conformation, or better to say "Curved" since everything including the
spine is arched, as the vintage ad says at the time: . This because it reproduces a slide cutting, usually associated with safety razors of the "Slant" type.

Aggressiveness: 7/10
It's a steel very "soft" and gentle on the skin .
A great Sheffield , easy to sharpen ... easy to love.

Conclusion: 10/10
The only Shumate in my possession at the moment, but I was very favorably impressed.
This in particular is a little jewel, so pleasant that I consider the small blades with new eyes.

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 03-29-2014, 06:29 PM
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Great to see you using another straight, amico! Biggrin

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 03-30-2014, 01:05 AM
  • ischiapp
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  • Ischia, Naples, Italy
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(03-29-2014, 06:29 PM)celestino Wrote: Great to see you using another straight, amico! Biggrin
Thank You, my friend
I've started, in my holiday week, the full rotation of my str8s ... so all will be online with details (and maybe some review Wink).

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