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    Default King Razor Mfg Co. Indiana PA

    I've been collecting razors made by King Razor Mfg. Co. and I noticed they have names like King's Hair Tested Razor, King Midas, etc. Could you all help me make a list of any King razor name you can think of or have ever seen? Maybe there are some that I've never seen. I appreciate your time.
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    Karbon King. Gunmetal. And there is one with a file on the blade and an etch that says something about double tempered as hard as a file, or something like that.

    They also made (or have their name on) barber hones.
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    Thanks bud.

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    Here an old advertisement with a bunch of different King Razor.
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    Wow! That sums it up. What a great piece of info. Is there any way I could get a more clear copy? Thanks so much

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    Probably as clear as its going to get being an old newspaper advertisement.
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    My first straight was a King from Whipped Dog. It was the "Porcupine" model which I always thought was an unfortunate naming decision for a straight razor.
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    Pretty clear! I have had a Gun Metal, a Hair-tested, a Gold Man, and still have a nice King Midas with good gold wash. Now what I really want to see, is a King's King Midas Special! It musta been cool for double the money! Say, Martin, did we not go over King pretty good in the AKC thread? King was quite the entrepeneur. I shall look.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    Pretty clear! I have had a Gun Metal, a Hair-tested, a Gold Man, and still have a nice King Midas with good gold wash. Now what I really want to see, is a King's King Midas Special! It musta been cool for double the money! Say, Martin, did we not go over King pretty good in the AKC thread? King was quite the entrepeneur. I shall look.....
    Yes Sir, its in there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oakeshott View Post
    My first straight was a King from Whipped Dog. It was the "Porcupine" model which I always thought was an unfortunate naming decision for a straight razor.
    Not at all, since the razor was for tough beard, me thinks its a cool eye-deer!
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