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    The razor was wrapped in wax paper, in the leather sheath, wrapped again in wax paper, in the razor box, then fully wrapped in bubble wrap. I wasn't offered a discount, and I don't plan on asking for one. This has just been a very poor buying experience, and I think I'll stick to vintage blades from now on. I could buy several very nice vintage blades for the same amount of money as this rusty new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prodigy View Post
    The razor was wrapped in wax paper, in the leather sheath, wrapped again in wax paper, in the razor box, then fully wrapped in bubble wrap. I wasn't offered a discount, and I don't plan on asking for one. This has just been a very poor buying experience, and I think I'll stick to vintage blades from now on. I could buy several very nice vintage blades for the same amount of money as this rusty new one.
    Not sure how this one got away from the vendor, I have bought a TI from them a few years back and it was in perfect condition.
    My suspicion is the razor was like that from the factory and no one really looked it over before mailing it to you.
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    If your looking vintage cant go wrong with strazors.com either....some very nice pieces at all times....
    Thats not right that your razor came like that. It did prob come from factory that way but on an overseas shipment especially the razor should have been examined prior to shipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prodigy View Post
    Im by no means an expert, but i dont think those are real.
    They are real, Puma still exists as a brand in Solingen. They make knives and other cutlery but how good are their razors compared to the vintage stuff, I don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prodigy View Post
    Im by no means an expert, but i dont think those are real.
    Yes, you're definitely not an expert. They are definitely real.

    PUMA Razor Puma Knives

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    Well I was going to send the razor back, but had a change of heart after we discussed a discounted price. I do not regret my decision, this razor shaves as good as it looks. It was handled very professionally and I have nothing but good things to say. I just won a gorgeous hunk of buckeye burl that will be made into a brush handle, 28mm HMW knot. Can't wait! Maybe I'll try one of those new pumas when the fit and finish of the blades and scales does not look like every RSO I've ever seen...
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    Always good to hear a win,win solution!

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