10-03-2016, 10:42 AM
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This weekend I hit a large estate sale and purchased 8 straights ... a number of the say "Solingen".

I'll be the first to admit I know almost nothing about straight razors (I've always been a double-edge guy) but for the price, they were hard to turn down (under $100 for all 8).

If I elect to keep them, I'll probably need to get them fixed up and shave ready by a pro ... any recommendations ?

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 10-03-2016, 01:52 PM
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First rule in buying any vintage item DON'T TOUCH IT until your can get expert advise on mainenance and any appropriate restoration. I am not a current straight user either and I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO jealous.

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 10-03-2016, 04:23 PM
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(10-03-2016, 01:52 PM)kav Wrote: First rule in buying any vintage item DON'T TOUCH IT until your can get expert advise on mainenance and any appropriate restoration. I am not a current straight user either and I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO jealous.


Thank you?


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 10-03-2016, 05:05 PM
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Great Find! Some of those will look great when cleaned up!

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 10-03-2016, 05:28 PM
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You have a great bunch of razors there.  Two of them may need a lot of work since it looks like they have chips out of the blades.  The others can be cleaned up - loads of how-to info out there.  Once cleaned they may need the bevel set and then honed.  Hard to tell from the pictures though.  

See if someone is local to you that uses straights and get their opinion.

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