09-18-2015, 01:34 PM
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  • BobH
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Came across this one while on holiday. Cleaned up nicely and seems to have taken a good edge. I am thinking there is some pretty good steel in Torrey razors.

Bob

[Image: Torrey-Mayfair-b_zps3dv4x7wt.jpg]

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 09-18-2015, 03:48 PM
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  • Hanzo
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Double post corrected. Smile

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 09-18-2015, 03:50 PM
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  • Hanzo
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I've always wondered why Torrey razors are sought after on ebay . One hobbyist said that the people who actually made Torreys were transplanted Sheffield craftsmen who settled in Massachusetts and Connecticut . Must be something to it because the Torreys I see on ebay have that classic Sheffield blade profile and yours actually alludes to " Mayfair".

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 09-18-2015, 04:19 PM
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Very nice.  Enjoy.

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 09-18-2015, 06:02 PM
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  • evnpar
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Lovely razor.

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 09-18-2015, 09:45 PM
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  • BobH
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(09-18-2015, 03:50 PM)Hanzo Wrote: I've always wondered why Torrey razors are sought after on ebay . One hobbyist said that the people who actually made Torreys were transplanted Sheffield craftsmen who settled in Massachusetts and Connecticut . Must be something to it because the Torreys I see on ebay have that classic Sheffield blade profile and yours actually alludes to " Mayfair".

Yes, a fellow by the name of Joseph Turner from Sheffield England had a lot to do with Torrey razors early on and I would agree that quite a few Torrey SRs show that heritage. This on though reminds me more of a Swedish blade going by the tang and blade style. That might be not too surprising either as I have read that Torrey imported Swedish razors at one time too. I assume that was before they they decided to make their own razors.

In any event all the US made SRs that I have are good shavers and as a group are under appreciated compared to razors made in Sheffield, Solingen and Sweden. I think for the most part the steel in US made SRs is very good quality.

Bob

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 09-18-2015, 11:20 PM
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Great find Bob those Torrey razors have a excellent reputation.

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 09-21-2015, 06:20 AM
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  • geezer
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I have not found a bad Torrey yet. If they are not badly corroded the edges will last a long time.
~Richard

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 09-21-2015, 08:46 PM
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Congratulations on the new blade, Bob! Thumbsup

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