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    if someone on here picked this razor up a few days ago please "SHOW & TELL" me about it ! blade shape looked really interesting and i would like to see some better pics if one of our members here grabbed it ... if not maybe someone can give some info on it ..
    it is a "Roberts"


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    Quote Originally Posted by gooser View Post
    if someone on here picked this razor up a few days ago please "SHOW & TELL" me about it ! blade shape looked really interesting and i would like to see some better pics if one of our members here grabbed it ... if not maybe someone can give some info on it ..
    it is a "Roberts"


    I have a couple of them but here's one of them that is shave ready & I have shaved with. I have no idea if those scales are right on mine. I've had it for about a year now. I don't have enough information on them to even write about.
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    very nice .. the one i posted has a interesting transition from toe to tail if you notice how it curves , where yours is more of a straight line ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by engine46 View Post
    I have a couple of them but here's one of them that is shave ready & I have shaved with. I have no idea if those scales are right on mine. I've had it for about a year now. I don't have enough information on them to even write about.
    Scales are modern replacements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScienceGuy View Post
    Scales are modern replacements.
    I figured that! They should look more like the others &not br curved. That was why I got it so cheap but I still like it. Perhsps I'll make a set that looks more original. I know of an eBay seller that gets old razors & takes the blades out of the old scales & sells just the blades. He just listed some today & i asked him awhile back what does he do with the old scales? "Oh I just throw them away, they're old!" I couldn't believe it!!!! I told him he could send me the scales & I'd even pay him but he continues to trash perfectly good scales. There was a Clark & Hall on eBay awhile back & it was going cheap. I was logged in & right when I went to place my bid, ebay said to sign in!!!!!!! I was pissed because i had just signed in. It was down to the 2 second mark & I would have won it but he did instead because I emailed him & asked him. He got it for $48!!!! It is one of the blades he has for sale now, I just know it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by engine46 View Post
    I figured that! They should look more like the others br curved.
    Not necessarily - there are examples of razors from pre-1810 that have more curvature than many razors 1820s-40s, it's only a rough guide. Besides the curvature, the pins on this set and the specific shape of them gives them away as more modern.

    Edit: to avoid confusion, the scales from OP are period, scales from the second razor posted are modern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gooser View Post
    if someone on here picked this razor up a few days ago please "SHOW & TELL" me about it ! blade shape looked really interesting and i would like to see some better pics if one of our members here grabbed it ... if not maybe someone can give some info on it ..
    it is a "Roberts"
    Scales are right for the era. About 1800, Stub Tailed shaver. Check out the thread:

    stub-tailed-shavers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geezer View Post
    Scales are right for the era. About 1800, Stub Tailed shaver. Check out the thread:

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    ~Richard
    there are some beauty's in there , ive been through it 100 times ..lol.. i just thought that spine-tang was shaped funny , in the up close pictures i had there was a faint transition where edge was ground , almost no existent , from most older blades around that 1800 area it seems everything is straight as far as in line other then tapered from toe to tail , where the one i posted interested me and kinda had me thinking (of course i dont know much about early razors) that it was almost like a prototype or idea that someone had to add style or go away from the straight one piece look of the early razors , before someone finally decided to add distinct features of the grind , tang , tail .. maybe im just over thinking but my imagination has been going ever since i saw it ..lol..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gooser View Post
    there are some beauty's in there , ive been through it 100 times ..lol.. i just thought that spine-tang was shaped funny , in the up close pictures i had there was a faint transition where edge was ground , almost no existent , from most older blades around that 1800 area it seems everything is straight as far as in line other then tapered from toe to tail , where the one i posted interested me and kinda had me thinking (of course i dont know much about early razors) that it was almost like a prototype or idea that someone had to add style or go away from the straight one piece look of the early razors , before someone finally decided to add distinct features of the grind , tang , tail .. maybe im just over thinking but my imagination has been going ever since i saw it ..lol..
    Yep, I have some in there...................
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    I see razors just like this for sale on eBay fairly often, you might try checking there.

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