Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25
Like Tree81Likes

Thread: The Magic touch of the Outback

  1. #1
    Senior Member Johntoad57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    1,004
    Thanked: 266

    Default The Magic touch of the Outback

    I don't start a thread too often. However, this one is special. This is my straight razor. There are many like it, but this one is mine (Marines will understand this jargon). Just a while back, in fact about a week ago, I was able to get the straight razor that has eluded me for many years. Since I served in the Marines for many years, it was especially gratifying and special to obtain this straight razor. It is because of Hardeeo2020 and Outback that I was able to receive this gift. I have expressed my sincere gratitude to each of these men off line. Without each of them, this would not have been possible! It shaves like a dream!

    So, Here it is - Clauss, Fremont, Ohio USMC Straight razor:

    Before Outback restored
    Name:  USMC razor before.jpg
Views: 120
Size:  43.6 KB

    After Outback restoration
    Name:  USMC Razors Restored.jpg
Views: 119
Size:  33.6 KB
    Semper Fi !

    John

  2. #2
    Bondservant of Jesus coachschaller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Milan, Michigan
    Posts
    699
    Thanked: 103

    Default

    Nice!!! What size is that blade?

  3. #3
    Senior Member Johntoad57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    1,004
    Thanked: 266

    Default

    I wanting to say 6/8 to 11/16 - somewhere in that range. Mike had to find some good steel near the heel so I think he had to take a little off.
    Semper Fi !

    John

  4. #4
    Senior Member blabbermouth PaulFLUS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Posts
    2,174
    Thanked: 274

    Default

    Nice acquisition. Glad that worked out for you. I'll have to show that to my brother in law. He was in Beirut.
    As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. PR 27:17

  5. #5
    Senior Member blabbermouth outback's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Akron, Ohio
    Posts
    9,942
    Thanked: 3952

    Default

    Its a heavy 6/8ths, lost 3/32 of an inch. Originally 13/16
    Mike

  6. #6
    Giveaway Guru. Keeper of the Vault! Gasman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    Posts
    7,829
    Thanked: 1710

    Default

    Congrats on a nice razor. BTW, that saying is the same for the Army too.
    Johntoad57 likes this.
    It's just Sharpening, right?
    Jerry...

  7. #7
    Senior Member Johntoad57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    1,004
    Thanked: 266

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    Congrats on a nice razor. BTW, that saying is the same for the Army too.
    Sorry I didn't include the U.S. Army. No disrespect intended! I just didn't know they did that, but it does make sense.

    So, for those that don't understand, it's the rifleman's creed. The Marines and U.S. Army instill this creed into every recruit when they are in basic training. Here it is:
    Name:  riflemans creed.jpg
Views: 71
Size:  39.2 KB
    Semper Fi !

    John

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Johntoad57 For This Useful Post:

    Gasman (09-11-2020)

  9. #8
    Senior Member blabbermouth
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Diamond Bar, CA
    Posts
    6,134
    Thanked: 2992

    Default

    John, nice post, very generous on Hardeeo’s part and especially of Mike, to think of and restore it for you.

    Nice work Mike, nice gesture, especially today, 9/11.

    I love the Clauss’ and have a few, very well ground, and super shavers. I also love that logo. Some of the old ones had cool rounded boxes in burgundy leather, with the logo writ large, I have a couple.

    Enjoy John

    Here is an old post of a Clauss find. Notice the TNT warning in the packaging that came with this razor, near new.

    (TNT old school advice?)

    Name:  DSC01158.jpg
Views: 63
Size:  32.9 KBName:  DSC01159.jpg
Views: 63
Size:  38.0 KB
    Johntoad57 and Gasman like this.

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Euclid440 For This Useful Post:

    Johntoad57 (09-11-2020)

  11. #9
    MrZ
    MrZ is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    579
    Thanked: 102

    Default

    Outback has sprinkled magic on a few blades of mine, and I will second the statement that he does fabulous work. I am a big fan of his and very grateful of his skills.

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to MrZ For This Useful Post:

    outback (09-11-2020)

  13. #10
    Giveaway Guru. Keeper of the Vault! Gasman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    Posts
    7,829
    Thanked: 1710

    Default

    Even I have a razor blessed by Outback. When you need something done right....

    One of my earliest razors I didn't want to screw up and Mike wanted to try the mixed colored horn.
    It's just Sharpening, right?
    Jerry...

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •