06-22-2015, 07:24 PM
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I have been visiting antique shops for the past month or 2 and just stumbled across this collection at a fine jewelers. I originally just wanted the Frederick Reynolds, a boker extra hollow ground, wade and butcher Sheffield pre-1890 and a decent strip. I ended up buying the lot. I don't think I can say my intentions due to me only being a member for 2-3 weeks but here are some initial pics, I'll add more as time progresses. There are over 100 pieces.
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 06-22-2015, 07:33 PM
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There's plenty more pics to come, a bunch of valet autostrops, a king Gillette, some gem micromatics, a black beauty, the wade and butchers, a red imp,  etc. Etc. Thanks for looking!

Dustin

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 06-22-2015, 09:22 PM
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  • Snuff
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Thanks for sharing, some look ok, some that require a lot of work and some for the bin as far as I can tell. Depending on the price you paid it might be good or bad ;-) My guess .... in the end the seller will be the happiest of you two.

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 06-23-2015, 05:58 AM
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I got a pretty good deal in my opinion. He had just picked these up a few days before hand. He's not into wet shaving and was planning to post them on eBay. Your absolutely right, there's a bunch that are chipped or have been honed away but there's also a decent amount of complete safety razor kits, and straights that are in nice condition. I paid about $5 per piece. Who knows, maybe I'll regret the decision, but as of right now I'm feeling pretty good

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 06-23-2015, 08:10 AM
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Pics of the day- 2 Schick repeaters

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 06-23-2015, 08:02 PM
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  • geezer
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Good find! I hope you continue to be delighted.!
~Richard

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 06-23-2015, 08:08 PM
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  • Snuff
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(06-23-2015, 05:58 AM)Safelysimpson Wrote: but as of right now I'm feeling pretty good

That's the only thing that counts!

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 06-23-2015, 08:39 PM
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(06-23-2015, 08:02 PM)geezer Wrote: Good find! I hope you continue to be delighted.!
~Richard
Thanks Richard, I'm enjoying the knowledge I'm gaining about the pieces and necessery steps for restoration. I couldn't have asked for a better introduction after 6 months of wet shaving
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(06-23-2015, 05:58 AM)Safelysimpson Wrote: but as of right now I'm feeling pretty good

That's the only thing that counts!
Exactly! There's some nice pieces here, don't let the chipped and cracked one's steal all the attention

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 06-23-2015, 10:20 PM
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$5 is usually a decent average price if you buy a lot from a non-collector. The cut-throat razors that are still intact look quite decent, but will require work. Also, the strops will require a lot of work if you want to bring them back to full life. Have fun!

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 06-24-2015, 09:22 AM
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(06-23-2015, 10:20 PM)RobinK Wrote: $5 is usually a decent average price if you buy a lot from a non-collector. The cut-throat razors that are still intact look quite decent, but will require work. Also, the strops will require a lot of work if you want to bring them back to full life. Have fun!

thanks robin, most of the straights require some sort of attention. I picked up some kaboom and MAAS polish already. Its amazing what just some cleaning and polishing will do. Unfortunately quite a few need some hand sanding and/or new scales. There's 1 strop thats near mint and I didn't even expect the others to be usable. Is there anything I should be using besides neatsfoot oil on those?

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 06-24-2015, 09:52 AM
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It depends on how dry the leather actually is. If it's not too dry, neatsfoot oil and a bottle can bring a strop back to life, but you will be looking at several applications over several days. Bear in mind that too much oil will result in heavy draw, which is absolutely not what you want in a razor strop.

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 06-24-2015, 11:49 AM
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Great lot pick up! Wow! I know you'll be having fun!

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 06-24-2015, 04:12 PM
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  • hawns
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Those Schick repeaters look super cool, but I wonder what I'd think about those handles around the time I got to the third pass.


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 06-24-2015, 06:09 PM
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(06-24-2015, 11:49 AM)C-NoEviL Wrote: Great lot pick up!  Wow!  I know you'll be having fun!

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Too much fun, the gf is getting jealous!
(06-24-2015, 04:12 PM)hawns Wrote: Those Schick repeaters look super cool, but I wonder what I'd think about those handles around the time I got to the third pass.


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I'm not too sure TBH. I could picture them being almost ergonomic with the flats for your thumb and fingers, similar to the thater brushes. The cool part is 1 still has the magaizine and the repeating mechanism works flawlessly.

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 06-24-2015, 06:17 PM
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Pics of the day are of an fa clauberg with mother of pearl down the tang of the blade on front and back. It's in very nice condition, this is before any sort of cleaning or polishing as are the previous pics.

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 06-24-2015, 06:42 PM
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(06-24-2015, 09:52 AM)RobinK Wrote: It depends on how dry the leather actually is. If it's not too dry, neatsfoot oil and a bottle can bring a strop back to life,  but you will be looking at several applications over several days. Bear in mind that too much oil will result in heavy draw, which is absolutely not what you want in a razor strop.

Thanks for the tips robin, I'll have to do a little more research in that department once I pick a few to get honed

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 07-04-2015, 03:16 AM
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  • HarryO
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Real nice collection. Enjoy them!

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 07-07-2015, 09:32 PM
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  • NICKED
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A very nice collection. Enjoy each and every piece, and remember the only person that has to be happy with your purchase is you.

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 07-08-2015, 10:27 AM
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(07-04-2015, 03:16 AM)HarryO Wrote: Real nice collection. Enjoy them!
Thanks Harry! I have been and will continue to
(07-07-2015, 09:32 PM)NICKED Wrote: A very nice collection. Enjoy each and every piece, and remember the only person that has to be happy with your purchase is you.
I certainly have been, of course some have been getting more appreciation than others, I'd make a horrible father...

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