06-16-2014, 07:01 AM
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I have been very fortunate to receive this razor from my neighbor who is a knife collector, but has no use for straight razors. He happened to come across this razor and bought a long time ago and it's been sitting in his collection box for a while. He saw me drool all over it and gave it to me (we are on very good terms). I knew nothing about this brand, but the second I touched it I knew it was an excellent piece of gear. The tang is extra thick and wide, the blade measures 13/16" and is in very good shape. The scales appear to be Bakelite, but I am not sure. They are in great shape. The pivot pin was slightly loose, but tightened right up under my small ball been hammer with a few light strokes. I sent it off for honing and can not wait to try it. I have not been practicing my straight razor shaves, but now and again I get enthused about it and pick it up again. I have a pretty nice 5/8" Solace razor that is in good shape and shaves well, but I have noting to compare it to. This Griffon seems a lot more high end tool. We'll see when it arrives.

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 06-16-2014, 07:13 AM
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The fact it says ground in Germany may indicate it could be made in Sweden or Germany, they have a good reputation.

GRIFFIN CUTLERY WORKS
Bridgeport, Connecticut, main offices in New York, New York. Briefly in Worcester, Massachusetts from 1919-1921.
ca. 1893 to the present.

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 06-16-2014, 11:58 AM
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I wonder if there is a way to identify year of manufacture. Most Griffons on ebay are the "60" and Say "Carbo Magnetic". Mine says "ReCarbonized Steel" and is stamped "17" on the tang. Wonder if that can narrow down the period in which it was made.

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 07-02-2014, 06:24 AM
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I had the razor honed by Lynn Abrams. Just got it back and tried some WTF passes. Feels great, but I really need to work on my SR technique. This is an awesome blade, though.

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 07-07-2014, 12:59 PM
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(07-02-2014, 06:24 AM)vferdman Wrote: I had the razor honed by Lynn Abrams. Just got it back and tried some WTF passes.

Man I hate it when I do a WTF pass. 242424

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 07-07-2014, 05:50 PM
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(07-07-2014, 12:59 PM)wingdo Wrote: Man I hate it when I do a WTF pass. 242424


usually ends in blood Wink

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 07-08-2014, 06:53 AM
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(07-07-2014, 05:50 PM)BudWhite Wrote:
(07-07-2014, 12:59 PM)wingdo Wrote: Man I hate it when I do a WTF pass. 242424


usually ends in blood Wink

Right, I think I might have nicked a brain follicle on that one. I meant WTG, of course.

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