10-19-2012, 10:42 PM
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I've enjoyed looking at yohannrjm's posts on unusual razors. I have several in my collection and I thought this one is interesting.
It's a Ronson that has it's own built in sharpener. The base of the handle unscrews to allow the entire mechanism to be removed. During use though you loosen the mechanism , lift the top section which holds the blade and you can rotate it and flip it in order to have each edge contact the stropping roller.
To strop the blade you simply roll it along a flat surface.
I thought it was a clever piece of machinery which I enjoy seeing. Hope you do as well.

                           

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 10-20-2012, 01:56 AM
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  • Johan
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  • Sweden
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Got a fine razor there! I really enjoy reading about those rare "one of a kind" items.

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 10-20-2012, 02:48 AM
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  • slantman
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That is a beautiful and rare razor. In its day Ronson made some fantastic and functional lighters. I remember my Aunt had what I would call a table Ronson lighter that was stunning. Use it well.

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 10-20-2012, 05:41 AM
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Incredible razor!

Thanks!

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 10-20-2012, 07:11 AM
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Sorry for the somewhat blurred photos but I'm sure you get the idea. I'm not sure how rare it is but I haven't seen another and this one is in fine shape.
I like picking up these odd ball pieces as I find them interesting as to what was available and the lengths some went to.
Plus,, I love gizzmos!

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 10-20-2012, 07:16 AM
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  • tgutc
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That's a really cool razor thanks for sharing. I've never seen one of those before.

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 10-20-2012, 10:23 AM
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That's a very cool-looking razor. I hope to see more of these reviews of crazy shaving hardware on here. It's really interesting to see what people came up with back in the day.

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 10-20-2012, 11:09 AM
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Thanks for showing that interesting razor.

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 10-20-2012, 11:26 AM
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(10-20-2012, 07:11 AM)mycarver Wrote: I'm not sure how rare it is but I haven't seen another and this one is in fine shape.
I like picking up these odd ball pieces ...

Make sure to lay in a stock of carbon steel blades. Modern stainless can't really be stropped like carbon.

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 10-20-2012, 02:33 PM
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  • matloffm
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Very interesting. One wonders if the stropping produced a notable improvement in the shave of an old blade. Undecided

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 10-20-2012, 02:57 PM
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  • Dave
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When I was a smoker I used several containers of Ronson fuel. Never knew they did razors, how interesting.

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 10-20-2012, 04:05 PM
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Wow, what a beauty!

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 10-21-2012, 08:51 PM
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What a beautiful razor in excellent condition. I'd be interested to shave with such a head heavy razor.

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 10-21-2012, 09:17 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Very cool razor...thanks for sharing.

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