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    Hey everyone Iíve been a lurker for a time and decided to become a member so that I can be more involved with the learning processes than just reading others accounts. I have 2 pieces here to show you guys. Both were given to me by my grandfather (still living thankfully). I donít know anything about these or whether they are worth sending off to be honed or restored. Thanks in advance!Name:  CF57FD99-53F6-4232-923D-144900A74E89.jpg
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    Here is the other one.
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    Would have been awesome if I got to start with a straight razor from my granddaddy. Very nice!
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    Thank you. The Edmond was one he was using up until his hands got too unsteady. So it’s been out of action roughly 3 years

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    Welcome to SRP.
    In my opinion I'd take some steel wool 000. And some metal polish and try to get the black or red rust off of both of them. Careful as it only take one slip and they can take off a finger. Then just put them away or in a shadow box. They both need work to be up to shaving duty and they both are slim razors now so fixing them up is really not something I would recommend. Keep them knowing where they came from. Then pick yourself up a couple razors to learn to shave with. You can find some in the BST thread. But to spend time and or money on those is really iffy. JMO.
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    Thanks for the advice brother. Iíll definitely pick up some motherís tomorrow after I hit up some antique shops to see if I can find anything good. Luckily we still have a lot of antique shops in the south lol
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    Alpha444 has a great deal on a starter set on the Buy/Sell/Trade thread. And Bouschie sells razors all the time for a low cost. You would be better off buying from us as then they come shave ready. That itself is a 20-25 dollar charge so keep that in mind when looking at what is sold here on SRP.
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    Welcome!

    I'd like to second Jerry's advice above. Preserve those ones above all. An heirloom like that is a precious thing, so setting them aside - at least for now - and learning on other razors is the smart move. Also, starting with a razor that is truly shave-ready is a massive advantage. I spent many miserable months when I started using a blade that I *thought* was sharp. Only after having it honed properly did I realize my mistake. If you get one shave-ready from a member here, you should be good to go. But if you do find one elsewhere that catches your eye, make sure you do shell out the $20 or so to get it honed. That can save you a lot of grief!
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    Welcome. I would absolutely send them out for restoration. I would also find other razors to learn with. As a beginner I was rather hard on gear. I dinked a toe on a faucet, rolled a couple of edges, dropped a razor and broke the scale. All fixable things, but that goodness it was not my great grandfathers razor. Most of us with heirloom razors and other shaving gear cherish them a lot. There are nice shave ready razors that come up regularly in the BST forum.
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