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    Default Just Bought at Auction

    My wife and I often go to a local auction - usually we just go for the viewing and leave bids - we don't usually go the night of the auction which is Saturday. This weekend we left a bid and dropped in today to check what we might have one. One of the items we left a bid on was a small box of junk jewelry that included a button hook (which is why my wife left a bid on it) and a straight razor (see image).

    We won the box for the $15.00 bid my wife left.

    She got the button hook - I got the razor.

    The edge has a chip near the toe and there is rust scaling here and there on the blade.

    The almost brand new looking box states:
    KEEN KUTTER (on the longer piece of the box)

    (and on the shorter)
    SIMMONS HARDWARE CO.
    MANUFACTURERS
    AND DISTRIBUTERS
    U.S.A.

    the markings on the tang are:
    K
    1150
    KEEN KUTTER (on one side)

    (and on the other)
    SIMMONS HDWE. CO.
    MFRS & DISTRIBUTERS
    U.S.A.
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    Hello MrBlimp

    I'd say you got your $15 worth. The scales look great and the blade is in really good condition. Looks like a little worke on a hone and you should be ready to go. I have used a SR for 15 - 20 years. Most of my razors were acquired the same way or at garage sales. I am still using them plus a few brand new razors. Good luck and enjoy.
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    Ya gotta love auction and pawn shops, got a pretty good deal the chip should come out pretty good. I walked into a pawn shop and asked about straightr razors and they said they had 2 in the case and one that just came in and the 2 in the case were not what I was looking for but the new one I saw and asked how much they said $15 I asked if they would take $12 they said yes and I walked away with a Dubl Duck hand forged, I thought it was a decent buy...Good junk box, gotta look for more auctions, God help me the RAD is growing

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    Nice !!
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    Fr just $15 it certainly was a huge bargain! Congratulations!
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