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    It's a nice looking razor. Unusual to see only a "BELL" stamp and not Brookes & Crookes. It must be one of their earlier razors. Did you buy the set or just 1?
    Was there a case too? Would be great if you could post pictures if you have the case
    and both razors.

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    Unfortunately, the box and another razor were in very bad condition. And I didn't buy them.
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    That's too bad. How is it to shave with? Have you tried it yet?

    Here are the few other pictures I have found of Crookes razors :

    This is on ebay now for only $9.99 - But they only ship to the US
    & it's in pretty bad shape. I think I would have bought it though
    I haven't seen that stamp. Brookes & Crookes "Makers Sheffield".


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    I always try all my new razors. Very good shaver, as all Sheffield razors.
    If this razor from eBay has not cracks, possible to do something not bad.
    Alex Ts.

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    This is being sold at some celebrity auction.



    RICHARD GERE'S SHAVING KIT

    This two piece shaving set was used by Richard Gere in the film and can be clearly seen when Miss Foster's character shaves Mr. Gere's character.
    The set consists of a vintage straight razor with an off-white handle and a silver blade. The razor comes with it's original box and was made by
    "Jonathan Crookes & Son" in Sheffield England. The shaving brush has a wooden handle and brown bristles.

    Comes with a certificate of authenticity.

    $225.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    If this razor from eBay has not cracks, possible to do something not bad.
    It looks like the blade has been shortened. What do you think? Anyway they don't ship outside the USA so..
    Last edited by MisterA; 11-22-2009 at 01:13 AM.

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    Hey, can I join? I've got one of these. It's still a little sullied but I'm hesitant to clean it more in case I screw the etching up.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Xury View Post
    Hey, can I join? I've got one of these.
    Of course.. The more the merrier. That's a nice Crookes you have there. I haven't seen that model before. Did you get it on ebay?

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    Yeah, I got a big lot of razors over the summer, and many of them were cracked and/or about 4/8 or so. But, there were a handful of some nice ones that were still in decent shape in the lot and this was one of them. Funny thing is, I don't even think this one was advertised in the lot (probably because of the obscure name).

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    That's your gain my friend I got all of my Crookes / Brookes razors for under $26 a piece. (Usually under $16) Most of them are in excellent shape. I shave with all of them (except one that I need to send out for honing.) In my humble opinion the Crookes / Brookes & Crookes are one of the most underrated razors out there. And I'm not saying they are better than any other Sheffield razor, just harder to find, a lot cheaper to get your hands on, more rare, and at least just as good as all the Wade & Butchers, F. Reynolds, Bengall etc. Anyone can by one of those, but how often do you see a Crookes razor on ebay? Hardly ever Jonathan Crookes are mostly if at all famous for his knives. If you look on ebay you have pocket knives and bowie knives going for $350 and up.

    I also think you can consider that the Brookes & Crookes razors are made by the same people that made the Jonathan Crookes razors as there doesn't seem to be a Brookes razor manufacturer around before they merged with Jonathan Crookes & Son. And Jonathan Crookes razors were still made after the merging so I belive there was still a Jonathan Crookes & Son razor manufacturing company making and selling razors after the merging with Brookes.. Your razor is stamped "Sheffield England" so it is made after 1881 which would support this theory as they merged with Brookes in 1858.

    Here's a Brookes & Crookes advertisment. 4 International gold medals Not bad huh..

    Last edited by MisterA; 11-22-2009 at 12:06 PM.

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