03-16-2016, 01:21 PM
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  • SRNewb
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Hi there!
Thought I'd post a short video of my straights. Hope you like.


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 03-16-2016, 06:47 PM
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  • Johnny
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Some nice old vintage razors, Mike.  I still think my favorite is the old Boker that belonged to your father-in-law.

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 03-16-2016, 07:02 PM
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(03-16-2016, 06:47 PM)Johnny Wrote: Some nice old vintage razors, Mike.  I still think my favorite is the old Boker that belonged to your father-in-law.
That one is hard not to love. Every imperfection, all the hone wear, even some damage on one of the scales near the pivot, was put there by my FIL. They took it from him when he got old and could not use it safely. Whoever put it away, most likely my MIL, just tossed it in a drawer and forgot it. It was black with tarnish when I got hold of it. I think he would be happy to know someone took it and cleaned it up and is using it.
Thanks for watching, my friend!

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 03-17-2016, 11:10 PM
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Very cool idea with the video and very nice collection!

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 03-18-2016, 03:43 AM
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Thank you! Glad you liked it.

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 03-18-2016, 08:24 AM
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  • geezer
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A very nice selection, for sure!
~Richard

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 03-18-2016, 05:13 PM
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Thanks, Richard!

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 03-18-2016, 05:16 PM
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Very nice collection !!!

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 03-18-2016, 05:26 PM
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Thanks, William!

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 03-18-2016, 05:28 PM
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  • eengler
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Nice work on those straights Mike!

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 03-20-2016, 10:15 PM
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(03-18-2016, 05:28 PM)eengler Wrote: Nice work on those straights Mike!


Ed, thanks very much!

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 03-21-2016, 07:51 AM
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Lovely collection, Mike! Thumbsup

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 03-21-2016, 08:51 AM
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  • EricM
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Very nice!!  Which is your favorite?

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 03-21-2016, 11:25 AM
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Celestino, Eric, thanks.
EricM, I would find it hard to pick a single favorite. The Christopher Johnson Near Wedge, H. Elshaw, Clauss, and 51 The Victor are the four that I prefer the most. Very well made, good balance, and they always give me great smooth shaves. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be between the H. Elshaw and the 51 The Victor. The H. Elshaw is in much better condition, but the 51 Victor is a Spike (my preference), and shaves like greased lightning. Both are full hollow blades.
But the Clauss could take either's place. It's a very lovely razor, but it is the newest. We need a bit more time together before it can push either of those to the side, yet.

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