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    Is this worth considering?

    I know the auction has ended, but here are a few tips to look for when buying vintage razors.

    First the seller says the razor was cleaned, it is not clean, so I would doubt anything the seller says, if he thinks that razor is “clean”

    The razor has pitting, something is going on at the spine on the face side, probably pitting that has been cleaned up, not very well.

    Those scales are notorious for cell rot, be very careful purchasing a razor with those type of scales. That it appears to be pitted and with notorious scales, 2 big red flags. Blurry photo are another red flag, now days there is not reason for blurry photos, any current phone can take excellent crystal clear photos, blurry photos say a lot about the seller.

    Copy the photos to a photo editor and enlarge the photos, take a look at the edge, shave ready?

    It is not an unusual or collectable razor.

    When you start to build a collection have a plan, buy a brand, a style or size, and try not to buy cheap random razors. Buy quality, in the best condition you can afford. It is better to spend a few dollars more for a collectable razor, in the best condition and from a known vendor, that is truly SHAVE READY and will stand behind the razor and the edge.

    There are many great razors in the BST. There are millions of razors in the wild, there is no rush or limited supply.

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    Regarding your shaving distraction and misadventure - OUCH!

    It’s likely we’ve all done something similar. Hope you aren’t on blood thinners like some of us older guys.

    I always keep styptic pencil and bandages in my top bathroom drawer and i my travel bag for situations like this.
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    Yea, it did not take long for my wife to learn not to distract me when shaving so I no longer have to keep the door shut. We have all done something similar when distracted for whatever reason. Now you know why square point razors are not generally recommended for beginners unless you are in search of a duelling scar like this fellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euclid440 View Post
    Is this worth considering?

    I know the auction has ended, but here are a few tips to look for when buying vintage razors.

    First the seller says the razor was cleaned, it is not clean, so I would doubt anything the seller says, if he thinks that razor is “clean”

    The razor has pitting, something is going on at the spine on the face side, probably pitting that has been cleaned up, not very well.

    Those scales are notorious for cell rot, be very careful purchasing a razor with those type of scales. That it appears to be pitted and with notorious scales, 2 big red flags. Blurry photo are another red flag, now days there is not reason for blurry photos, any current phone can take excellent crystal clear photos, blurry photos say a lot about the seller.

    Copy the photos to a photo editor and enlarge the photos, take a look at the edge, shave ready?

    It is not an unusual or collectable razor.

    When you start to build a collection have a plan, buy a brand, a style or size, and try not to buy cheap random razors. Buy quality, in the best condition you can afford. It is better to spend a few dollars more for a collectable razor, in the best condition and from a known vendor, that is truly SHAVE READY and will stand behind the razor and the edge.

    There are many great razors in the BST. There are millions of razors in the wild, there is no rush or limited supply.

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    Hi, you make some very good points but I didn’t buy the razor in the pics. Just as well by the sound of it.

    I did buy a razor from eBay though. It was very cheap and again your right that I should collect quality. I just wanted to increase my rotation.

    I also have one coming from Magpie. I’m looking forward to getting it - Barbers Delight.

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    The problem is not so much with the square point but raising the heel or somehow angling the tip deeper onto the face & also moving the razor quickly when that angle is wrong. My worst cut ever was from a round point doing exactly those things.
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    Yup. Square points are not dangerous, you just must pay attention. Once you get used to it, you will find the point very useful.

    You can mute the point, just one light stroke on a high grit stone, cause you may just want that point back some day, no need to knock off the corner or round it off, one lite stroke is all it takes and regular honing will bring it back.

    If you take too much off, you will have to grind the end to put a point back on.

    As said no matter the point, you must pay attention, especially when learning. A dab of Neosporin at night before bed will speed healing.
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    Were you attacked by the Demon, Steve.
    If so, then it was good that I muted it, cause it'd be a lot worse.

    A true square point, is exactly, that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by outback View Post
    Were you attacked by the Demon, Steve.
    If so, then it was good that I muted it, cause it'd be a lot worse.

    A true square point, is exactly, that.
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    Hi Mike,

    You guessed right Lol.

    Maybe I got the hang of the strop and made to sharp

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    Yep!...it was all you. No doubt about it.

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