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Thread: RAD Week....3 Razors in the Mail

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    Default RAD Week....3 Razors in the Mail

    Here is the first of the 3 razors I know I will receive this week (1 maybe, maybe not).
    It is one heck of a week! I admit...I am excited to have this many arriving in such short order.

    Razor 1: Dovo Bergischer Lowe 5/8
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    Wow ...very nice !


    I will see your 3 razors and raise you a razor...I picked up 4 yesterday. (it's a sickness )













    (photo credit the vendor)



    Cheers,
    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donut View Post
    Wow ...very nice !


    I will see your 3 razors and raise you a razor...I picked up 4 yesterday. (it's a sickness )













    (photo credit the vendor)



    Cheers,
    Rob
    Nice work! I will upload the rest of mine as they arrive...

    this is a problem. Good thing I don't drink or I wouldn't be able to pay my bills!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denvernoob View Post
    I will upload the rest of mine as they arrive...
    I'll look forward to seeing them, enjoy in the very best of health my friend :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donut View Post
    I'll look forward to seeing them, enjoy in the very best of health my friend :-)
    Likewise! Based on your pics...we probably got these from the same vendor (at least this in for me).

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    Boy you guys are picking up some nice lookers!
    Just about everything I find needs to be restored.........
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    comes down to price range also I think Ed

    I set my limits & criteria then go hunting
    sure I could up the rate for 1 very nice razor for $100 plus but it doesn't take that much to get most cheaper back to a respectable level for a lot less
    YMMV

    but did buy this pair of Ontario Cutlery Co str8s last week for a very respectable first bid & only bid of $90 AUD ( that's about $60usd) for the pair with custom acrylic scales but the blades actually look NOS with no wear whatsoever

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    they arrived yesterday they are even better in person only need a hone & in rotation might have to make a box for a travelling set LOL
    Definite keepers
    Saved,
    to shave another day.

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    Day 2: Nate's Straights 11/16 1/4 hollow. This thing really is a masterpiece. While yesterday's Dovo is very well crafted and looks fantastic...
    The level of attention to detail on this razor really is at another level. It is shear perfection from the book matched scales to the very subtle and gentle smile of the blade. Even the finish is perfectly even from the tip of the toe through the tail. Honestly....I can't say enough about how pleased I am with it's overall fit and finish. If it shaves half as good as it looks, this will be a treat indeed!

    presentation is half the meal....
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    Day 3: Wade and Butcher Celebrated Hollow Ground Razor, 7/8. This one I picked up off of a private sale and it has been restored. The scales are nice and I like the stacked washers as well as the double pinning. The blade is pre-1891, but other than that I don't know much more about it. Any insights would be welcomed!
    This one came less than shave ready, but with no chips or other problems that required a lot of work. I gave it about 20 rolling x-strokes on the 1k with no real pressure, then went through the 4k/8k/12k progression and the edge came to life without any issues. I used 1 layer of tape to protect the spine, as this razor really exhibits little to no major wear.

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