12-09-2012, 12:13 PM
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Several have asked to see this so here it is.
The first shots are pieces for my regular rotation. The first row is 25 or so W&B's, the 4 row has 11 Ivories ( I have more to be restored) and of course in the bottom right corner are some particular favorites, some framebacks as well as my custom GD's.

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

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 12-09-2012, 12:17 PM
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Wow. That's all I can say. Incredible.

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 12-09-2012, 12:19 PM
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Here are some of the "almost rotation" of razors that I have honed and used, some in need of more restoration to suit me but are functional pieces none the less. Some of the interesting pieces are a half dozen or so F.Reynolds, another group of Wostenholms, quite a few Sure Edges,, etc...

   

   

And these are some of the ones in need of further repair ( I'm sure I can find some in here to actually use though they aren't the prettiest) and some of the boxes as well.

   

   

   

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 12-09-2012, 12:39 PM
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  • gijames
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A47

veeeeeery niice!

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 12-09-2012, 01:07 PM
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Wow, Mark, how do you decide which one to use?!!

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 12-09-2012, 01:27 PM
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I usually use the most recent restoration that I've done. That gives me the motivation to keep working on them. If not I'll see something in SOTD and remind me I probably have one and dig it out. Or something just strikes my fancy or I may miss using one and out it comes. I don't really stick to a set rotation.

And then there are many days I'll grab a handful and take them to the bathroom and rotate through them during the shave. Some may think it odd,, but I enjoy it getting an A B C D etc. comparison between blades.

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 12-09-2012, 01:39 PM
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  • DoubleB
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That, Sir, is an awesome collection!

Reminds me I need more razors :Biggrin:

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 12-09-2012, 01:44 PM
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  • vuk
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Very nice collection you have there, thanks for the pictures.

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 12-09-2012, 02:16 PM
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 12-09-2012, 02:42 PM
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I imagine some of you have or use DE's and SE's. I'll post that part of my collection in the Safety Razor section. It too has some pretty neat stuff.

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 12-09-2012, 04:17 PM
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WOW!!! I have about 15, and the only one I'd buy now would be a 7/8 Hart round tip polished with Cocobolo. Otherwise, I'd like to introduce you to Mr. Bill Ellis, Mr. Lynn Abrams, and Dr. Chris Moss, the only three gentlemen who probably have way more razors than you do! (Unless they've decided to sell some!Biggrin) Congratulations! That's like Santa's workshop!!!

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 12-09-2012, 05:08 PM
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You know it's impressive when you have to go aerial to get it all in the picture.

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 12-09-2012, 05:14 PM
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(12-09-2012, 05:08 PM)gzp Wrote: You know it's impressive when you have to go aerial to get it all in the picture.


Ha,, well it's not the most flattering way to photograph all these pieces,, but just think of the individual shots I'd need.
No thanks. This was enough for me to drag it out, shoot it, put it away. Too lazy I guess. Maybe someday.

(12-09-2012, 04:17 PM)brothers Wrote: WOW!!! I have about 15, and the only one I'd buy now would be a 7/8 Hart round tip polished with Cocobolo. Otherwise, I'd like to introduce you to Mr. Bill Ellis, Mr. Lynn Abrams, and Dr. Chris Moss, the only three gentlemen who probably have way more razors than you do! (Unless they've decided to sell some!Biggrin) Congratulations! That's like Santa's workshop!!!
Oh, I'm sure they have way more stuff than I do. But for about two years I'm pretty happy with it.
Did you check out the DE and Brush forums as well for the rest of my stuff?

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 12-09-2012, 07:03 PM
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A47 That's insane man (not in a bad way lol)

What I'm really curious about now though is.....how do you store all of these when they're not all layed out for pics?

I'm picturing something like this taking up an entire wall?
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 12-09-2012, 07:55 PM
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Oh, man,, I'd love something like that!

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 12-09-2012, 08:33 PM
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you and me both.....too bad that particular one is going for 2,300 Euro (around $3,000 US). I don't even wanna think about the shipping costs from Germany lol
I can't even find a small one for under a grand Sad

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 12-09-2012, 08:49 PM
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I'm a woodworker and I probably couldn't buy the wood for that let alone my time.

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 12-09-2012, 09:27 PM
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  • Kavik79
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Oh, I know it's worth the higher prices, it's just a question of how much I could justify spending on one lol
For a collection like yours it would be worthwhile, for me it would just be a cool looking piece of furniture Rolleyes

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 12-10-2012, 12:34 PM
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  • mikeperry
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Hi Mark

What a wonderful collection and to think your craftsmanship has probably touched each one in someway or the other Euro

Take care, Mike

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 12-10-2012, 04:13 PM
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To a large extent. But there is so much more work to be done as I haven't played with them all. At some point I will have, but not now.
This is the reason I am able to keep posting razors. If it isn't for someone else,, it's most likely mine. I can keep busy for quite a while.
As I have said in other posts, I'm trying to at least wrap up the W&B's ,, but I keep getting distracted.

Ohhhhh! a shiny new toy..... must play......

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