04-29-2015, 01:26 PM
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Here are some cheap straight razors that are great for beginners. They may not be the greatest lookers on the block, but they are all excellent shavers and have all taken really nice edges.


NOTE ABOUT HONING: These are all shave-ready to my standards. I have finished them on various hones at this point, and I don't necessarily remember which hones I used as finishers. I can re-finish them on either a Charnley, Ark, JNat or Coti on request. If you want them refinished, please mention that to me in your PM, but bear in mind that it will take an extra day or so to get it out to you.

For sale in the US only. Payment is to be by Paypal. Thanks.

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WITHD1) Gebr. Lang 9/16" half-hollow - $20 shipped US

This is a really nice razor, with a beautiful blackened spine and tang. It is a Gebr. Lang Solingen razor. It is also labeled 'Manganese Steel'. The scales are celluloid, with a black spacer. The blade centers and is tight in the scales. There are some minor black spots on the blade, but they're exaggerated in the pics. It has a roundish point. 

SOLD!! 2) Shumate Trusty - 11/16" 1/2-full hollow - $32 $22 shipped US


This is another great blade that is made by a very respected maker. Shumate produced a lot of equipment for barbers in the US. This one has a beautiful covered tang, and a sculpted spine and tang. It has a muted square-point. 

The scales are celluloid and are probably original, as they match the tang. The scales do have one minor chip at the wedge end on one side. The blade had some rust damage. The rust has been removed, but you can see the spots where it was.

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SOLD!! 3) Wapienica Straight - 5/8" - 1/4-hollow - $37 $25 shipped US


This is one of the very highly-regarded Wapienica straights. This one seems to be all-original with the stainless-steel scales that these razors usually came with. This one is an unstamped version. This razor may just be 5/8" wide (barely), but the heavy grind and the heavy scales make this work like a much larger razor. There is no rust or other damage on this blade. This one has a French-point. 

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4) Gold Dollar #1 - 13/16" - $25 $18 shipped US

This is one of the common Gold Dollar razors, but this one has been honed and muted (so it doesn't damage your strop). It has taken a nice edge, and it is a nice size for someone who wants a more substantial blade. It has the usual plastic GD scales and it is a round-point. It's somewhere around a 3/4" hollow.

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SOLD!! 5) Gold Dollar #2 - 13/16" - $23 $18 shipped US

This is another one of the Gold Dollar razors. A previous owner tried to work on the stabilizer, but didn't do a professional job of it. It's still a very nice razor, though. It just has more signs of use than the one above. Otherwise, it's just the same - round point, plastic scales, 3/4"-ish hollow. It is a nice shaver. 

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 04-29-2015, 03:30 PM
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What does it mean that it is muted

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 04-29-2015, 04:07 PM
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(04-29-2015, 03:30 PM)brucealmightyman Wrote: What does it mean that it is muted

It means that it's not a spike point (which can be dangerous). Muted points are a lot safer. 

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 05-18-2015, 11:42 AM
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Pretty significant price drops for this week. These are really nice razors - especially for new straight razor users. Take advantage of them before I withdraw them all. Smile

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 05-18-2015, 12:29 PM
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Pm Sent for the Wapienca

From my Tab through the Tap

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 05-18-2015, 01:46 PM
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I wanted #1

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 05-18-2015, 03:01 PM
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(05-18-2015, 01:46 PM)fram773 Wrote: I wanted #1

Smile I decided that at that price it was worth it to just hang on to it. I'd be taking too much of a loss on it, and I quite like that razor anyway. 

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 05-18-2015, 04:33 PM
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I am a DE shaver, and never straight shaved.
How often do you have to sharpen it using sharpening stone, etc?
And you have to use strop every time you use the razor?

Price seems really attractive I want to get one.

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 05-18-2015, 06:20 PM
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(05-18-2015, 04:33 PM)parachutefactory Wrote: I am a DE shaver, and never straight shaved.
How often do you have to sharpen it using sharpening stone, etc?
And you have to use strop every time you use the razor?

Price seems really attractive I want to get one.

There are no real easy answers to the honing question. I don't need to hone my razors more than once a year or so, and then it's just for a touch-up. However, when I first started, my lack of skill with shaving and stropping resulted in me damaging the edge of the razors I used. They needed honing more often, so I learned to hone.

Yes, you do have to strop the razors with every use. I strop them before and after every shave.

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 05-18-2015, 06:22 PM
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Wapi is sold.

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 05-18-2015, 06:49 PM
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A Wapi for $25 shipped? How did I miss that! Angry

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 05-20-2015, 11:04 AM
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Only the GD#1 left now.

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