10-07-2012, 05:48 PM
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I bought this Bartmann at GrandDad's Antique Mall in Burlington, North Carolina. It still has it's Bartmann Solingen tag attached and the blade was coated in a fine grease. Box is mint. It shaves arm hair so well, I'm going to strop on linen and leather and try a shave tomorrow.

I got it for a very good price compared to ebay prices for same.

   

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 10-07-2012, 05:53 PM
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  • MickToley
  • Hi, I'm Mike and I'm a shave soap addict
  • Brooklyn, NY
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Beautiful razor! Great pick up! Let us know how the shave goes.

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 10-07-2012, 05:54 PM
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Nice score!

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 10-07-2012, 06:10 PM
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  • GreekGuy
  • Not saving money yet....
  • La Jolla, CA
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Sweet score! If you decide it isn't for you perhaps we could work out a trade

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 10-07-2012, 06:18 PM
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(10-07-2012, 06:10 PM)GreekGuy Wrote: Sweet score! If you decide it isn't for you perhaps we could work out a trade

Maybe for a Wacker and a Dorko.

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 10-07-2012, 06:50 PM
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That is a sweet, sweet find. You must've walked out of that place grinning ear-to-ear.

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 10-07-2012, 07:04 PM
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Oh, yes! Most of the razors in the "antique" malls and junk stores and flea markets have not been in the best of shape. Though I did get those beautiful C-MON Cadillac and Filarmonicas at a barber shop.

I had just looked at a razor with nothing written on the shank and a significant chip into the edge and a narrow blade that they wanted $30 for.

This particular razor was almost totally hidden by price tag and some Civil War money and the Geneva Cutlery razor next to it. I was very surprised to see what I had unearthed. I didn't want to act too excited and had the mall owners call the seller and got $25 knocked off, though I would have paid the full price happily. Until I got it home, I didn't know how very well I'd done. It's a beauty. Sorry for my mediocre photography.

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 10-07-2012, 07:18 PM
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I hear ya. Up here in VA razors are a rare find in the antique shops/malls. And most of the time when you find one it's a) very common make, or b) has huge cracks and chips in the blade... And yet they want $60-$100. When I look dumbfounded or respond 'it's barely worth that after it's restored' they reply 'but it's old'. Ummm, yeah, so are the rocks in my back yard but that doesn't automatically make them valuable....

Enjoy her.

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 10-07-2012, 07:59 PM
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(10-07-2012, 07:18 PM)Malacoda Wrote: I hear ya. Up here in VA razors are a rare find in the antique shops/malls. And most of the time when you find one it's a) very common make, or b) has huge cracks and chips in the blade... And yet they want $60-$100. When I look dumbfounded or respond 'it's barely worth that after it's restored' they reply 'but it's old'. Ummm, yeah, so are the rocks in my back yard but that doesn't automatically make them valuable....

Enjoy her.
Thanks.

Yes, they think they have treasures that people will want to display in the bathroom or in the den along with a cracked coffee cup or something, I guess.

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 10-07-2012, 09:17 PM
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Wow, that is a beauty!

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 10-08-2012, 12:32 AM
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  • Snuff
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Out of all my straights I kept only 7 as of last year and two of those are Bartmann High Class razors. They are wonderful shavers (I only keep straights that give me the absolutely best results).

That being said they are made of very hard steel and honing is somewhat more work but the resulting edge .....Rolleyes

Many great shaves will follow!

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 10-08-2012, 03:25 AM
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  • oscar11
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Alright, Robert. Congrats, very nice find.

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 10-08-2012, 06:04 AM
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(10-08-2012, 12:32 AM)Snuff Wrote: Out of all my straights I kept only 7 as of last year and two of those are Bartmann High Class razors. They are wonderful shavers (I only keep straights that give me the absolutely best results).

That being said they are made of very hard steel and honing is somewhat more work but the resulting edge .....Rolleyes

Many great shaves will follow!

I had my first shave with the Bartmann after just stropping on jeans and leather beforehand. Wonderful 2 pass shave. I just have to get used to spike points some day. I like the feel much better than the "German Palmera" I have.

Good to know you like the Bartmann's High Class. I haven't seen many posts on these.

Thanks for the info about honing.

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 10-11-2012, 04:39 PM
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  • du212
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  • Northern Spain
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The razor is defective Biggrin send it to Spain and I'll try to put it in the right way Tongue

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 10-11-2012, 05:27 PM
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I hear that. When you send me a King Pelican Japanese straight to take care of, we'll talk.

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