01-08-2013, 05:47 PM
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  • geezer
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  • Menomonie, Western WI
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"Hadosan" made in Tokyo. A vintage Japanese straight. Probably the 50's; could be much earlier. It was not a dirt cheap razor even if dirty and corroded! It took 5 hours to unpin, clean, hone, and make it shave ready. No "Japan" stamped on it for export. Scales are like acrylic plastic, It could have been a Japan sale only razor. All done with die maker' stones and backed sanding blocks after the contours were level and continuous. So done because the brazed in blade is almost as thin as my Schick injector and I was concerned. No fancy polish; just a great shaver. The shave this AM made my day!
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A fun day was spent doing the clean-up! I had to be home anyway for an electrician that was 'sposed to come...Riiiight!
~Richard

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 01-08-2013, 06:11 PM
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I have full admiration for anybody who can use a straight. The picture is worth a thousand words.Congratulations is in order.

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 01-08-2013, 08:09 PM
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Richard, great job on the razor and it sure looks lovely! Boy, i need to stop opening these threads as they make my want to start using my straights, again, but i have not yet built up the courage. Hee hee.

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 01-08-2013, 11:02 PM
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  • Johnny
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Richard, nice job on bringing back a nice razor from another part of the world that is decades old. No telling what kind of stories that razor could tell.

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 01-08-2013, 11:52 PM
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Nice work, those Japanese frame backs do take a fine edge, I bet she shaves well.

Jamie

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 01-09-2013, 01:45 AM
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  • P Funk
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Very nice! I have a thing for Japanese straights (particularly framebacks) lately and that is definitely a nice specimen.

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 01-09-2013, 06:16 AM
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Very nicely done, Richard. I've yet to get a bad shave off a Japanese Western Style straight..

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 01-09-2013, 08:44 AM
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  • mikeperry
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Hi Richard

Nicely done Thumbsup

Do you have a photo showing the (cross) profile of the blade?

Take care, Mike

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 01-09-2013, 02:10 PM
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  • oscar11
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Very nice job. I have a couple of Japanese frame backs, excellent razors.

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 01-09-2013, 04:56 PM
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  • geezer
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Sorry mike i only have a point and shoot camera. Think of a razor blade stuck into a top frame. Like a Le Coulter. If I don't space out, I will try for a close up tomorrow.
~Richard
(01-09-2013, 08:44 AM)mikeperry Wrote: Hi Richard Nicely done ThumbsupDo you have a photo showing the (cross) profile of the blade?Take care, Mike

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 01-20-2013, 03:22 AM
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As always, Geezer shows his passion. Great example of how anyone can make his day right from the start.
Greetings from Bulgaria!
Peter

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 01-20-2013, 04:44 PM
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  • geezer
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Thank you Peter! It is nice to see you here!
Here is another one! 4 hours from rust to shave! This "Kokuyo" 6/8ths shaved me today!
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~Richard

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