08-13-2014, 10:19 AM
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I found a seller at an auction site that is selling straight razors that seem a bit funny to me. They are not being sold as NOS but they are all in what appears to be excellent condition with new plastic boxes.

I could be wrong, but when I look at these, I almost get the feeling that these razors are brand new and intentionally distressed or otherwise constructed in such a way as to make the blades feel older.

Further, for the condition these razors are in, they are being sold anywhere from $27 to $35 which is something that, in my limited experience, seems too good to be true. I am also unable to find information about these online unlike if I were to search for J.A. Henkles or Wade and Butcher where tons of information comes up right away.

I have learned to question certain things such as Pakistan blades or supposed Damascus blades that are more of a replica that an actual usable razor. With that said, I am still a novice and still learning so I thought I would pose this question here.

Are my instincts are correct with these? If not, and they prove to be a once in a lifetime chance, then I am scooping them all up ASAP!!!!

Here are a few photos of what I am talking about.There are others but I didn't get the pics yet.

Flying Horse
[Image: FlyingHorseRazor2_zps83126cb8.jpg]

Diamond Brand
[Image: DiamondBrandrazor2_zpseb51c648.jpg]

Arrow Line
[Image: ArrowLine1_zpsc75972c7.jpg]

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 08-13-2014, 10:24 AM
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Look like fakes to me, but the pics are small. Can you PM me a couple of the links?

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 08-13-2014, 10:27 AM
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  • BobH
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Judging solely by the names my guess is that they are new production Chinese razors. That and the price tends to make me want to take a pass on them.

Bob

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 08-13-2014, 10:33 AM
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  • Shanman
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That 3 pin Arrowline looks cool.

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 08-13-2014, 10:36 AM
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Arrowline is definitely Chinese. This has been settled on SRP somewhere.

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 08-13-2014, 04:07 PM
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  • BobH
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Just Google " China flying horse brand" or "China Diamond brand" and see how popular the names are.

Bob

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 08-14-2014, 02:36 PM
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(08-13-2014, 04:07 PM)BobH Wrote: Just Google " China flying horse brand" or "China Diamond brand" and see how popular the names are.

Bob

I had searched quite a bit but not using those exact terms. I found a wolesaler with those razors and more including Gold Dollars. $10 a piece minimum 30 pieces. It appears I was right. They are a knock off made to look aged. I'm not taking any chances.

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 08-14-2014, 04:32 PM
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I've tried a few of the non Gold Dollar razors from China and have found them 'lacking'. All have ended up being used to cut soap with or in the car as a knife.
For 25-30$ preowned English or German razors are your best choice.
A smarted choice is to buy from members of this or another razor forum.

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