01-06-2013, 12:14 PM
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my g/f's Dad found his old straight razor over the weekend. to me, it looks like it's in great shape, but I don't know squat about straight razors!


   

   

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 01-06-2013, 12:20 PM
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Clover razor. Good brand, good reputation. Little noticeable hone wear. Bamboo scales.

Looks like a winner to me.

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 01-06-2013, 12:24 PM
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(01-06-2013, 12:20 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Clover razor. Good brand, good reputation. Little noticeable hone wear. Bamboo scales.

Looks like a winner to me.

what's the value on those go for?

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 01-06-2013, 06:05 PM
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  • oscar11
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It's difficult to put prices on these old razors. Look on ebay and find out what they're selling for (the same name razor), not the asking price. That would be your best bet.

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 01-06-2013, 09:49 PM
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(01-06-2013, 12:24 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote:
(01-06-2013, 12:20 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Clover razor. Good brand, good reputation. Little noticeable hone wear. Bamboo scales.

Looks like a winner to me.

what's the value on those go for?

I don't know. They're a very common brand in the US. Nothing really special about them. That one is in pretty good shape.

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 01-06-2013, 11:57 PM
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In an auction setting.....I wouldn't bid into the double digits
Not trying to sound insulting, but that's the best way I can think to put it.

It could make a great shaver....hard to tell from the pics, but like Lee said, there's nothing I personally see that's particularly special about it to make it more valuable then any other average razor

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 01-07-2013, 11:20 PM
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(01-06-2013, 11:57 PM)Kavik79 Wrote: In an auction setting.....I wouldn't bid into the double digits
Not trying to sound insulting, but that's the best way I can think to put it.

It could make a great shaver....hard to tell from the pics, but like Lee said, there's nothing I personally see that's particularly special about it to make it more valuable then any other average razor

it takes more than that to hurt my feelings.

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 01-08-2013, 12:15 AM
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(01-07-2013, 11:20 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote:
(01-06-2013, 11:57 PM)Kavik79 Wrote: In an auction setting.....I wouldn't bid into the double digits
Not trying to sound insulting, but that's the best way I can think to put it.

It could make a great shaver....hard to tell from the pics, but like Lee said, there's nothing I personally see that's particularly special about it to make it more valuable then any other average razor

it takes more than that to hurt my feelings.

It really depends on a lot of things with straights. How much hone wear is on the blade, is there a smile, is there a frown a lot of variables indeed

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 01-08-2013, 12:23 AM
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I'm hoping to pick it up tomorrow before work so I'll have better photos of it once I have it in my hands.

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 01-08-2013, 05:15 PM
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Go to "razors" on the 'bay. type in the brand name. Click on completed listings. that will give you a bidding idea. You can also look at the photos of those that sold previously.
I cannot be more specific because they change the format about twice a week for how you get to where you want to go,
Have fun!
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 01-10-2013, 06:29 AM
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There are tons of straight razor brands that are not the "darlings" of the influential people on the internet that decide such things. It's just like ads on TV... when a star comes on and tells us we need a product, many among us rush out and buy it. Same here.. if a resident "honemeister" proclaims a brand desirable, the prices jump, all the lemmings want one, and the internet floods with accounts of what a superior shave the "Double Quack" gives.
I've got a nice Morley "Clover Brand" with shotgun scales, and properly honed, it shaves as well as any razor I own. I can still hone it to a state that it will be too sharp and crisp for my face.
Any of these "contract" blades from Solingen are good bet. It depends far more on the steel used, and if the heat treatment was "nailed" than the name stamped on the tang.
You've got a nice, well made razor for shaving purposes, but if you want to turn it for a profit, get one of the "senior moderators" at an influential straight razor forum to apply his blessing as a "killer shaver," and you will instantly realize a profit!
Sorry to be so blunt... That's just the way it is..

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 01-10-2013, 10:05 AM
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It's true. The price you pay has absolutely nothing to do with how well a vintage razor shaves.

Why? Because 99.9% of them shave just as good as any other of them.

Different grinds feel different because they do. But in terms of cutting, they all get the job done.

Some razors do it a little better than others, but seriously, it's probably just in my head.

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