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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulFLUS View Post
    I have a Michaels Perfecto similar to that one. It is extremely hollow and takes a wicked sharp edge. That's a contract by either ERN or Imperial if I recall. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with that one.
    Already honed and shaved with it. It's certainly one of the most hollow ground razors I've had the pleasure to shave with. It does remind me of the Ern's and Engels as far as the quality of the grind. Haven't had the pleasure of using an Imperial yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    Paul, is that 'REAL' a Cattarugus or a Korn?
    I have one on display and the blade is cracked like most all I have seen.
    Due to the guard's support, I think they were purposely ground really thin.
    Looking forward to seeing how one would shave without the guard. Or WITH it as-well!

    The bottom one is a handle to strop the old-school DE blades.
    It's a Korn (good call) and no crack in the blade. Still haven't shaved with it yet but I'll let you know.
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    So I shaved with that Korn "The Real" this morning. It really shaved quite nicely. I must say it was a little different shaving with a fixed blade but in some ways I liked it. It was much easier to get those spots under the jawline and chin. Also it being a shorty is helpful in that regard. It's very hollow and I would dare to say quite fragile. I can see why Tom says they're always cracked. I'll have to find some good way to store it. Maybe that will be a good excuse to start making boxes.
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    And now for something completely different....
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    Back to this thing with the bent scales and French point that was in the same lot as the Korn. It's in very good condition. Almost like new In fact it might be NOS. There is no distinguishable hone wear. Also there is no makers mark on it anywhere. Anybody know anything about this?

    Edit: of course I don't mean that the scales are actually "bent." They are just formed with that curve.

    Edit: okay, now that I put my glasses on I can see there is some hone wear. I suppose it could have been a round point at some point in time but I don't think there's that much wear to it
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    No markings at all? It does look like a decent blade. Not in the line of RSO. More vintage look. I like it and the scales. Hope it hones up and shaves well. I have one with no stamps too. Guessing that they were made so the sellers could etch a company logo or something.
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    Nope. No stamping at all of any kind. I have seen them with no makers mark but the country of origin stamp in fact I have a no name with made in England on the back side. In my business I run into merchandise that doesn't have a company name on it anywhere. They usually do that because it's a piece of junk and they don't want you to know who made it presumably so you can't come back to them when it breaks.
    It is a cool looking thing though. It's carbon steel and seems to be fairly quality craftsmanship. I guess we'll find out soon enough. Details at 11:00
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulFLUS View Post
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    Back to this thing with the bent scales and French point that was in the same lot as the Korn. It's in very good condition. Almost like new In fact it might be NOS. There is no distinguishable hone wear. Also there is no makers mark on it anywhere. Anybody know anything about this?

    Edit: of course I don't mean that the scales are actually "bent." They are just formed with that curve.

    Edit: okay, now that I put my glasses on I can see there is some hone wear. I suppose it could have been a round point at some point in time but I don't think there's that much wear to it
    UPDATE: So I honed this one up last night after a little cleaning. It really didn't need much, just a couple of spots that needed attention. Anyway it is definitely not a ROS. I also honed up #5 in the Imperial Extra Hollow Ground 7 day set I am putting together. This one is a really nice one and has a beautiful bevel. So I shaved half with one and half with the other. Afterwards I can't even tell the difference in the shave. I like the feel better of the really hollow grind but the shave is indistinguishable.
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    While not razor related I thought that the price was decent and the package with Starrett's Punch Set S248 landed at Ski's yesterday. I rode over this morning and after having my ass handed to me a few times shooting pool they are now cleaned up and the machined surfaces lightly oiled and put away. A couple are close to what I already had but can you really have too many punches---

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    Just came in today. Pacific Hdw. & Steel Co. Stiletto in the original box.
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    I found this looking for Imperial extra hollows for that 7-day set but it looked good so I figured why not? It is just about 13/16 and the blade is in excellent condition although it does need some cleaning.
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    It does suck that it has this broken scale but otherwise it was certainly worth obtaining
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    At least that's what I'm going to tell the therapist I'm going to wind up seeing for the RAD
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    Castle Forbes Cedarwood / Sandalwood shaving cream and post-shave balm arrived last week. Smells of random bits of sawdust with nary any cedar and/or sandalwood.

    Least the scent is mild and the performance great, or I'd be getting rid of this one.

    If you were ever on the fence about this particular CF variety, you may wish to re-consider. I should have went 1445 I suppose.
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