Page 18 of 18 FirstFirst ... 81415161718
Results 171 to 180 of 180
Like Tree390Likes

Thread: Jolly Rodgers

  1. #171
    Senior Member Hacker7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Islip N.Y.
    Posts
    781
    Thanked: 167

    Default

    I think that razor is older then 1910. Looks to be mid to late 1800's. If you search you will find a few threads on dating Rodger's. Might be further down the family tree then you thought. Very cool. That will be a great shaver also. Good luck with it.
    Geezer likes this.

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Hacker7 For This Useful Post:

    matarius777 (10-02-2018)

  3. #172
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Lancashire, UK
    Posts
    6
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    Thanks for the advice. I’m pretty good at sharpening knives and chisels on oil stones, so am tempted to do it myself, I remember seeing a service at a very traditional barbers shop just off Piccadilly in London, I seem to remember £4o for honing though I don’t know if the work required on mine would cost more, I could certainly clean up the blade myself.
    I have a terrible confession to make, that may well get me lynched on here! As a young child, I used to explore some drawers at my grandmother’s, well after my grandfather died, I remember finding quite a few straight razors that held quite some mystique and were slightly frightening because of their keen edges. One, I swung into the edge of a table, taking a large neat V shaped nick out of the blade, followed by several more! I could cry now, I’m sure it would have been a top of the range razor! Oh well......
    When I get this one in good working order, I shall post some more pics of it.

  4. #173
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Niagara, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,808
    Thanked: 408

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by matarius777 View Post
    Thanks for the advice. I’m pretty good at sharpening knives and chisels on oil stones, so am tempted to do it myself, I remember seeing a service at a very traditional barbers shop just off Piccadilly in London, I seem to remember £4o for honing though I don’t know if the work required on mine would cost more, I could certainly clean up the blade myself.
    I have a terrible confession to make, that may well get me lynched on here! As a young child, I used to explore some drawers at my grandmother’s, well after my grandfather died, I remember finding quite a few straight razors that held quite some mystique and were slightly frightening because of their keen edges. One, I swung into the edge of a table, taking a large neat V shaped nick out of the blade, followed by several more! I could cry now, I’m sure it would have been a top of the range razor! Oh well......
    When I get this one in good working order, I shall post some more pics of it.
    Karma has condemned you to acquire at least as many straights as you ruined as a child. By the time you’re done, you will be hooked.
    RezDog, MikeB52 and Hacker7 like this.
    David
    “Shared sorrow is lessened, shared joy is increased”
    ― Spider Robinson, Callahan's Crosstime Saloon

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to DZEC For This Useful Post:

    matarius777 (10-03-2018)

  6. #174
    Senior Member Hacker7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Islip N.Y.
    Posts
    781
    Thanked: 167

    Default

    If you have not honed a razor before I would not start with that one. You don't want to chalk up another one. At least watch a few videos and practice on a non heirloom razor. Sharpening a razor is quite different then a knife.

  7. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Hacker7 For This Useful Post:

    matarius777 (10-03-2018), RezDog (10-03-2018)

  8. #175
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Lancashire, UK
    Posts
    6
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DZEC View Post
    Karma has condemned you to acquire at least as many straights as you ruined as a child. By the time you’re done, you will be hooked.
    Fear not, I’m working on it!
    I have a lovely gold plated Gillette safety razor with the 9 different settings on a dial, the one with a lever at the bottom of the handle, to open it (hope I’m not offending anybodies sensibilities mentioning safety razors on here! LOL). I did identify the exact model and year, but have forgotten, it’s from the 1950s. Also have some awesome badger hair brushes, all with the yellow amber looking handles, one of them, a travelling one that pops out and has a screw lid. I also have a couple of pretty cool Bakelite soap stick cases, with “appointment to King George” on the lids, one red, one blue. They’re all laid out as a homage to days past in my bathroom, and present though, as I do use them!
    Back to the original subject though, does anybody in the U.K. know where I can get my razor in working order, the only one I know is on Jermyn Street, off Piccadilly, London, a very posh establishment- I am on a very limited budget, unfortunately. I live in Lancaster, Lancashire, although I do visit London fairly regularly, to visit my sister.
    Many thanks for your replies.
    Last edited by matarius777; 10-03-2018 at 08:23 AM.

  9. #176
    Senior Member blabbermouth RezDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    12,793
    Thanked: 4466

    Default

    There are two members here from the UK that I can think of off the top of my head. They both do work on razors. Private message them and see what you can arrange.
    Markbignosekelly
    Celticcrusader
    Geezer likes this.
    It's not what you know, it's who you take fishing!

  10. #177
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Lancashire, UK
    Posts
    6
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hacker7 View Post
    If you have not honed a razor before I would not start with that one. You don't want to chalk up another one. At least watch a few videos and practice on a non heirloom razor. Sharpening a razor is quite different then a knife.
    Sound advice! I would have carefully viewed all the info on here, but remembering how long it took to get knife sharpening fully cracked, I shouldn’t really inflict it all on this one, where I only get one chance!

  11. #178
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Lancashire, UK
    Posts
    6
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    There are two members here from the UK that I can think of off the top of my head. They both do work on razors. Private message them and see what you can arrange.
    Markbignosekelly
    Celticcrusader
    Nice one! Will do.

  12. #179
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    Lancashire, UK
    Posts
    6
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jseitz View Post
    I waited for this entry until I could get it all gussied up!

    Attachment 286411Attachment 286412Attachment 286413Attachment 286414Attachment 286415
    Have I got this right? The second razor is actually the first after restoration?? Wow!!! Have you changed the scales or had they been painted originally?
    Is the blade carbon steel, if so, I really didn’t realise you could get carbon steel that polished! I’m now picturing my grandfather’s that grand looking. Eeh by gum! Ecky thump!, (As we say in Lancashire) Tongue hangs out, lol.

  13. #180
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Niagara, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,808
    Thanked: 408

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by matarius777 View Post
    Have I got this right? The second razor is actually the first after restoration?? Wow!!! Have you changed the scales or had they been painted originally?
    Is the blade carbon steel, if so, I really didn’t realise you could get carbon steel that polished! I’m now picturing my grandfather’s that grand looking. Eeh by gum! Ecky thump!, (As we say in Lancashire) Tongue hangs out, lol.
    There are gentlemen members of SRP who regularly do magic with blades and scales. You should ask the members RezDog suggested if they can help restore that family heirloom. We would all love to see the after pictures if you do.
    David
    “Shared sorrow is lessened, shared joy is increased”
    ― Spider Robinson, Callahan's Crosstime Saloon

Page 18 of 18 FirstFirst ... 81415161718

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •