07-19-2015, 12:35 PM
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Just found these while wandering around the internet. Thoughts anyone???

http://www.studebakermetals.com/shop/?category=Grooming

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 07-19-2015, 12:43 PM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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Looks quite nice...a bit pricy...$398.00 for the razor...BUT.......

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 07-19-2015, 12:54 PM
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Very nice website. Stirling silver and brass spindle razor looks beautiful and hard to make. I wonder how it shaves. But at $398 I will pass.

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 07-19-2015, 01:25 PM
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  • chamm
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  • Central Ohio
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I would certainly love a chance to take that razor for a spin around the block. If it was a good shaver, it might be worth looking at. But $400 is not so good a price for something completely unknown.

I should be a little more bold. The last time I went out on a limb and bought a completely unknown, unverified, and untested razor, it was the first BBS-1 prototype. That ended up being a pretty OK razor. :-D

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 07-19-2015, 01:29 PM
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Too much and not my taste. Pretty neat though.

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 07-19-2015, 01:44 PM
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Beautiful razor, great combination of materials.  Thanks for sharing the link.

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 07-19-2015, 01:52 PM
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The DE razor looks to be a fine instrument but the brush, not so much.

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 07-19-2015, 02:55 PM
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I agree, the brush didn't do much for me.

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 07-20-2015, 03:28 AM
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Might not be much but they don't take Paypal Sad

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 07-20-2015, 04:46 AM
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  • kwsher
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(07-19-2015, 01:29 PM)Hobbyist Wrote: not my taste. 
Same here but appreciate the diversity in offerings and always happy to see another player making a splash. Good for the community!

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 07-20-2015, 06:57 AM
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  • chamm
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  • Central Ohio
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From the looks of the razor, and the other offerings on the website, this would appear to be someone, possibly with jewelery-making experience, experimenting with brass casting, maybe sand casting. If this is the case, I'm thinking that razor is a one-of-a-kind creation, and not easily (or exactly) reproducible. Unlike the artisan machinists making razors, this could be something that the artist created, and probably took a whole lot of work, finishing each piece by hand.

That isn't to say anything about the overall quality of the piece. If this person is in fact a jeweler, he or she probably has experience working with small, intricate designs and tight tolerances. But that would make this razor fall more into the area of "fine art" rather than "production tool."

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 07-20-2015, 08:13 AM
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At such a high price, I'm surprised the knot on the brush does not appear to be of a high quality. Makes me wonder if the artisan really has any expertise in the area of shaving brushes, or if they are just trying to apply their talent to build a wide range of products. No doubt that they do have considerable talent.

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