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Grandfather's Razor

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by , 03-22-2017 at 03:12 PM (1175 Views)
Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
Hey guys,

I dug up my grandfather's old razor and I was wondering if you guys had any additional info about it. I've researched the Union Cutlery Co. that became Ka-Bar today, but I'm unsure if this razor falls under their make. I wasn't sure if the Union "Razor" Cutlery Co. in Union City, Georgia was the same company. Does anyone know if this is a quality enough razor to shave with?
Yes, the Union Cutlery razors are perfectly good shavers and that one is in great condition. As long you as you get it honed up properly and you get yourself a strop and are able to make a decent lather, then you will be perfectly ready to try out the challenge of learning how to use a straight razor.

My advice to you is...

Don't do it!

That is, don't do it with your grandfather's razor. If you are interested it learning how to use it, then you have come to the right place. However, unfortunately, beginners often learn creative ways to destroy their first razors. Dropping on the floor and dinging against faucets seem to be the two most popular methods. A straight razor can last for generations of use but they are relatively delicate and can break easily with a simple mistake. For that reason, you might be better off learning with a razor that is not a family heirloom.
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