01-27-2019, 09:04 PM
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 01-27-2019, 09:12 PM
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Hi All

Managed to post this while trying to delete the double up of the first photo!

My first purchase of straight razors, for your enjoyment and comment(s).

Happy to get any info/insights as I am a novice with these albeit that I have found some information already, not least via my brother Shaun (a Senior Member here).

Adam

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 01-28-2019, 04:28 AM
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  • eengler
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Great looking set!

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 01-28-2019, 04:47 AM
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That's a beautiful set.   Congratulations on a wonderful acquisition.

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 01-29-2019, 12:48 AM
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(01-28-2019, 04:28 AM)eengler Wrote: Great looking set!

Thanks!

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 01-29-2019, 12:50 AM
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(01-28-2019, 04:47 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: That's a beautiful set.   Congratulations on a wonderful acquisition.

Thanks!

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 01-29-2019, 07:34 AM
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  • Garb
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Pretty impressive first purchased set

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 01-29-2019, 08:28 AM
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Beautiful. Since this are your first str8's, I would send to a honemeister along with an inexpensive razor to learn with Smile

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 02-02-2019, 03:42 PM
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Great set.  A nice German blade is a asset for sure!  Are all 7 in the same shape as the one pictured overall? I have found in sets when I have looked at them there is always a few that are trashed.  Hope yours is all in shaving shape!

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 02-08-2019, 11:34 PM
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(02-02-2019, 03:42 PM)GermanStr8 Wrote: Great set.  A nice German blade is a asset for sure!  Are all 7 in the same shape as the one pictured overall? I have found in sets when I have looked at them there is always a few that are trashed.  Hope yours is all in shaving shape!

Hi

Yes all 7 all are the same first class state. 

The fact that there are still 3 pieces of what I presume were the wrapping papers for each razor, leads me to believe that the set was little used.

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 02-09-2019, 03:32 AM
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  • Sully
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Very nice set!  I second lloydrms suggestion of having them professionally honed.  I would also pick up an inexpensive strop and straight to practice stropping.

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 02-14-2019, 10:52 AM
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(02-09-2019, 03:32 AM)Sully Wrote: Very nice set!  I second lloydrms suggestion of having them professionally honed.  I would also pick up an inexpensive strop and straight to practice stropping.

First of all, congratulations on snagging that very fine seven day set!  

Secondly, Shawn offers good advice on both counts.  You will most probably nick the stop the first 100 or so times so there's not much sense getting a really good one at first.  With that said, I have two ERNs with the Crown and Sword being the nicest shaving razor in my collection.

Enjoy!!!

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 02-14-2019, 11:05 AM
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  • RyznRio
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congrats on a marvelous pickup. enjoy the set and as others have mentioned pick up a cheapie to practice honing and stropping.

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 02-15-2019, 05:52 AM
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(02-14-2019, 10:52 AM)BSWoodturning Wrote:
(02-09-2019, 03:32 AM)Sully Wrote: Very nice set!  I second lloydrms suggestion of having them professionally honed.  I would also pick up an inexpensive strop and straight to practice stropping.

First of all, congratulations on snagging that very fine seven day set!  

Secondly, Shawn offers good advice on both counts.  You will most probably nick the stop the first 100 or so times so there's not much sense getting a really good one at first.  With that said, I have two ERNs with the Crown and Sword being the nicest shaving razor in my collection.

Enjoy!!!

Thanks Brad.

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