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  1. Anybody own a W&B Ottoman Egyptian & Royal Windsor?

    by , 05-15-2022 at 11:14 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Voidmonster View Post
    I've done a bit of research into these razors and there's some unusual stuff.

    The name's a good place to start 'The Ottoman Egyptian and Royal Windsor Razor'.

    I'll just cut to the chase and say that, most likely, it refers to the Royal Windsor hotel of Cairo. It was originally built in 1893 as baths for the royal Ottoman family and turned into a British Officers club shortly thereafter. I don't have any details on how that transition happened but I doubt it was nice.
  2. The Holy Grail of Straight razors....

    by , 05-08-2022 at 06:40 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Phrank View Post
    I would guess these two qualify as Holy Grails.

    Here's one that went for $20,000 - $40,000 at auction:

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    And this one went for $10,000 I read:

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  3. What are you working on?

    by , 02-18-2021 at 06:05 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by PaulFLUS View Post
    Took the scales off the W&B FBU. Details at 11:00
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    One thing though I just barely noticed on the inside. Anyone ever see this before?
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    WS on the inside of the scale, looks like it must be stamped and not scribed from the precision of the letters.
    Or SM, lol.

    Iíve always considered that the scales may not be made by the same people/companies that made the blades, or at ...
  4. Wild Bill Hickok's Straight Razor

    , 01-18-2019 at 08:09 PM
    Ebay listing for Lone Ranger actor's razor.
  5. A change

    by , 01-13-2018 at 10:25 PM
    For a while I debated whether I should post something or not. Given that my blog contains several posts that I've written in my role of administrator, I thought I should clear up some confusion that might arise from my silence. As of Jan 05, 2018, I have resigned from my administrative roles, and went back to being a regular member. The mentors invited me to join them, and I accepted that invitation.

    From now on, I'll keep myself occupied only with topics related to forging, and the ...
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