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    I found the listing, saw the back side...lighting on the rear was even worse than lighting on the front.

    When the pictures are that hard to decipher, I move on (again with this one NOT being a cheap razor)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euclid440 View Post
    Large Fliarmonica’s have a tendency to flex, if too much pressure is used. Flexing will lift the edge off the stone. I suspect the honer used more pressure or laps to try to get the middle honed, which is exactly the opposite of what was needed.
    Interesting. I've just realized that it doesn't take much to lift the very edge off the hone.

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    Here is another one advertised as NOS. Is this the result of heavy polishing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurofighter View Post
    Here is another one advertised as NOS. Is this the result of heavy polishing?
    To me it could easily be from heavy polishing. Does the pivot pin match the wedge pin? My vintage Solingen razors have nickle silver collars and pins not brass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurofighter View Post
    Here is another one advertised as NOS. Is this the result of heavy polishing?

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    "Heavy" would appear to be an understatement. Definitely NOT NOS. All Solingen razors are stamped quite prominently. Any NOS Herder is going to have quite a patina and it is definitely not NOS anymore with all that sanding and polishing.
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    Agree with Crescent City on this one! Somebody polished this thing to the point of obliterating the stamp.

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    And look at those curved reflections on what should be a flat section of a tang!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavik79 View Post
    And look at those curved reflections on what should be a first section of a tang!
    Yup. Pretty sure Herder never made a razor with anything but a flat sided tang.

    Maybe this was put together out of one of the NOS Herder kits... pre-war blade blank, (mostly unmarked and not heat treated but I hear of exceptions) and OEM scales. Some guy who doesn't know any better, puts it all together and calls it a NOS razor? LOL. Anyway it is definitely not NOS and so his listing is misleading. Untruthful. Inaccurate, or outright fraudulent. If inaccurate, seller should stick to something he has a clue about. If fraudulent, needs a good punch in the snot locker. Either way, he should be publicly called out. Somebody who doesn't know better might buy it.

    If he worked over the tang like that, I hate to think about the edge temper. He should be forced to shave daily with that razor for the next ten years. I am getting madder and madder the more I think about it. Not just at him, but all the charlatans out there selling useless stuff to noobs just looking for an inexpensive foot in the door of straight shaving.

    Anybody selling straight razors or RSO's should be forced to shave with their wares. Don't shave with a straight? Then what business do you have selling one? Don't shave at all? I am all about sexual equality but girls have no business selling man things like razors. They can't possibly have a clue. I would never dream of becoming a tampon salesman or a brassiere salesman. What could I possibly know, from experience? I have never had occasion to use either one! Ladies, and cart shavers, please don't try to sell straight razors. All you do is make us angry. And no, leg shaving is not the same as face shaving. Doesn't count.

    There. I feel better now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurofighter View Post
    Here is another one advertised as NOS. Is this the result of heavy polishing?
    Are these all from the same seller?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVW View Post
    Are these all from the same seller?
    I am quite sure they are not. Just random fleabay listings.

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