07-31-2016, 03:12 PM
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I've never seen a handle like this on a Damaskeene, so I'm assuming it's substituted.  The handle even appears to have been home-fabricated, albeit well done.  The material feels like plastic.  The "crack" is more like a seam.  

I was going to just put my 1912 Star handle on it, but it doesn't fit.  The thread stem on the Star is too large in diameter to fit.

This is the first of 2 Damaskeenes that I have ordered.  I had intended to have one of them replated in rhodium, but it won't be this one.  I only performed a little polishing with a polishing cloth to get these results.  It arrived in really good condition.  We will see how the other one arrives.  At the very least, I'll have a stock handle out of it.

I know next to nothing about vintage SEs, but I am in love with my 1912 Star.  I was told a Damaskeene is the next level.  Please share anything you know about Damaskeenes in addition to this handle.  Thanks!

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 07-31-2016, 03:36 PM
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  • kav
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Based on photos your handle is likely an early composite and valuable in it's own right. If it is ivory the surface should feel very smooth with perpendicular circular or herringbone 'Shreger' lines. You can  determine if it is bone or ivory ( but don't if it is a composite) with a heated needle in an obscure spot. Bone will smell of burnt hair. Sticking hot needles into
vintage composite materials will damage them.

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 07-31-2016, 03:54 PM
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(07-31-2016, 03:36 PM)kav Wrote: Based on photos your handle is likely an early composite and valuable in it's own right. If it is ivory the surface should feel very smooth with perpendicular circular or herringbone 'Shreger' lines. You can  determine if it is bone or ivory ( but don't if it is a composite) with a heated needle in an obscure spot. Bone will smell of burnt hair. Sticking hot needles into
vintage composite materials will damage them.

With some help, I've determined it's a resin handle found on earlier lather catchers:

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 08-02-2016, 05:40 PM
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That is a sexy looking razor. Where did you find it?

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 08-02-2016, 07:10 PM
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(08-02-2016, 05:40 PM)chazt Wrote: That is a sexy looking razor. Where did you find it?

Ebay.  (and to be clear, the picture of the lather catcher is not mine.  I just found the pic on google images to show the handle is the same as what I have. )

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