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    Hi everyone!

    I went to a couple of local antique shops today and found a few
    straights that I am interested in. However, I am extremely
    inexperienced when it comes to buying vintage straights. Here are some
    photos of the razors. They're not great, but all I had was my camera phone. I understand if they are not good enough quality for you to make a judgment, but I thought I'd ask.

    The first one is a Tonsorial Gem with celuloid scales and a slip case for $35.



    The other is a Solingen for $22.

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    They both look nice! Any damage to the edges that we can't see in the pics?

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    Yep...looks like you found the watering hole in Exeter!

    That Tonsorial is a nice razor, but I've passed on it in the past because of the price. A bit too steep for my tastes. The second razor with the fancy scales is a razor that's had about 3/4 of an inch chopped off the end of the razor. I assume that it had a crack and someone reground the end off to keep it usable...I'd pass on that one. The EEMos is a great shaver and the price is in order for our area.

    Give me a call on Sunday and I'll take another look at that Tonsorial to make sure that it's square and not warped. I'll give it a hone up for ya too

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    Thanks Justin! I'll give you a call.

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    I pulled the trigger on the EE Mos. Red96sta came through with some solid advice, an on the spot hone, and some good conversation.

    I'm ready and excited to give this a try tonight! It will be my first straight shave. I know that they say not to try this during the week, but I'm throwing caution to the wind. I've been waiting long enough. Wish me luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dulouz View Post
    Wish me luck!
    I like a quote I once read that "luck is when preparation meets opportunity." Read Lynn's recommendations for the first straight razor shaves here.
    Be careful how you treat people on your way up, you may meet them again on your way back down.

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    Great quote, Jimmy. Thanks!

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