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    I currently have a Clauss barber's special "Bell & Bell" 5/8, a croghan cutly co 5/8, R.H. Whitney and a keen kutter. I realize that it depends on the person and there preferences to how each one shaves, but is there a hierachy of these blades from "better" to "less good"? I am currently thinking of restoring one/two of them and wanted to know which would be the most likely good candidates to start with?

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    depends on what kinda shape they are in got any pictures?

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    +1 to what Doc said. The one or two in the best condition with the fullest blade, least hone wear, least rust or pitting would be my choice.
    Be careful how you treat people on your way up, you may meet them again on your way back down.

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    look like I will have to get my digital camera working and take some pix! I will try to do it tonight. Thanks in advance all

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    what they said, but just on name I would say keen kutter and claus first. I should point out I don't have any of those four.

    I also haven't met a solingen blade I didn't love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loueedacat View Post
    what they said, but just on name I would say keen kutter and claus first. I should point out I don't have any of those four.

    I also haven't met a solingen blade I didn't love.
    Keen Kutter is the only one I am familiar with, but I don't have one either. By all accounts though, they are thought to be good quality razors.

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    trying to get my camera to work. When I get it goin I will post some pix for those of you who asked.

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