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lamontqsanford
11-17-2010, 07:23 PM
I see lots of threads in the DE section about the most sought after DE--195, toggle, etc. However, I haven't seen a thread, forgive me if there is one, about the most sought after straight razor. So lets see what everybody thinks is the most desired straight razor.

BladeRunner001
11-17-2010, 07:29 PM
Tracy,
I don't even want to touch this topic. You ask 50 people and you are bound to get 100 different opinions

Two that have been sought after (some ridiculously so)...especially on eBay

Dubl Ducks
Filarmonica

johnmrson
11-17-2010, 07:30 PM
I don't think that there is an equivalent. The Dubl Duck Grim Reaper is the closest I've seen.

lamontqsanford
11-17-2010, 07:33 PM
Tracy,
I don't even want to touch this topic. You ask 50 people and you are bound to get 100 different opinions

Two that have been sought after (some ridiculously so)...especially on eBay

Dubl Ducks
FilarmonicaI go back and forth with both of those when I think of the one I would like. Seems like the DD's can still be had for a 'reasonable" price but I have seen some Filly's go for rediculous prices

lamontqsanford
11-17-2010, 07:41 PM
I should also add that I would like to own most of the razors in Henry's collection!

BladeRunner001
11-17-2010, 07:44 PM
I should also add that I would like to own most of the razors in Henry's collection!

+1 :lol::lol:. But, he promised me his collection

Harvitz81
11-17-2010, 08:14 PM
For me it would probably be a custom. A Robert Williams or Alex Jacques would look lovely in my den.

Luc
11-18-2010, 01:58 AM
Wade & Butcher is quite good.

I have 3 John Heiffor. Those are very nice razors IMO.

I have yet to try my Bokers!

mdunn
11-18-2010, 02:37 AM
mappin lancet is up there

as well as some of the super curvy looking sheffields (i mean, massive humpback swaybacks), henry has that ottoman/egyption/windsor one he is going to send to me too...

there isnt really a '1' razor - just lots of awesome ones

lamontqsanford
11-18-2010, 07:16 AM
It appears we all want Henry's razors so I guess we need to here from him on what he believes is the ultimate straight(s):lol:

pz93c
11-18-2010, 09:36 AM
For me, it's not the brand.

It's the age. I like my razors 200 years old... or older. :thumbup1:

huntmol
11-18-2010, 12:26 PM
This is one of the reasons why I prefer straights to DEs - there are so many brands/models/types of razors.

I really don't think there is a "The One" razor. Where one member might prefer a giant Ellis 9/8 wedge, another might value a rare vintage 4/8 extra hollow.

Oglethorpe
11-18-2010, 05:28 PM
I don't think that there is an equivalent. The Dubl Duck Grim Reaper is the closest I've seen.

I think this is probably the right answer if there was one. It's the most sought-after razor I've ever heard of or seen, and I think maybe in my two years or so of straight razor exposure I've only seen five or less (and those were only in pictures).

professorchaos
11-18-2010, 06:18 PM
For me, The One wouldn't be a custom. In many cases getting one is a matter of putting your self on a waiting list. No The One needs to be vintage steel. So I'll gladly take one of those 7/8 Puma Golds I've heard about.

professorchaos
11-18-2010, 06:19 PM
I should also add that I would like to own most of the razors in Henry's collection!


+1 :lol::lol:. But, he promised me his collection


It appears we all want Henry's razors so I guess we need to here from him on what he believes is the ultimate straight(s):lol:


:001_rolle:blush:

superbleu
11-18-2010, 06:21 PM
I think it's buried somewhere in this stack.

azmark
11-18-2010, 06:22 PM
Hmmmm.........I'm torn between a Charlie Lewis frameback and a Wade & Butcher Ottoman Egyptian.

Gogo
11-23-2010, 06:40 PM
The NEXT one of course!

heirkb
11-23-2010, 07:40 PM
I wouldn't mind a 7/8 Puma Gold either...

orchestrion
11-23-2010, 09:04 PM
My idea of "The One" changes from time to time, but I'd prefer to find it in an antique store rather than buying it from someone or having a custom one made. A lot of the razors I find out there are around 4/8 so I've been dreaming of finding a giant chopper that I can clean up and use. Something 8/8 or bigger with a wicked smile.

ambrose
11-23-2010, 11:30 PM
vintage le grelot 5/8 for tough beards currently getting new horn shoes

Seraphim
11-24-2010, 04:29 AM
I often yearn for a 8/8 Henckels with a graceful smile...

But no such razor exists.....does it?

Arrow
11-24-2010, 04:54 AM
For me, it's the Mappin Lancet someone already mentioned. Been trying to get one for a couple years, but can't seem to bid high enough on those rare occasions when one finally shows up.

ambrose
11-24-2010, 05:05 AM
I often yearn for a 8/8 Henckels with a graceful smile...

But no such razor exists.....does it?

:biggrin1: yes indeed but now its in taiwan in a new home

bradyarz
11-24-2010, 05:14 AM
for me, it's the purist.


new job starts in less than a month. ah, for disposable income. :thumbup:

W_B_K
11-24-2010, 05:43 AM
I don't think that there is an equivalent. The Dubl Duck Grim Reaper is the closest I've seen.

I agree. Yes there are some others that go quite high and some odd ones like the Mapping (a beauty BTW). But as far as vintage straights go that are actually accessible in numbers yet fetch quite high $$, I'd say the DD Lifetime Reaper.

johnmrson
11-24-2010, 12:16 PM
For me, it's the Mappin Lancet someone already mentioned. Been trying to get one for a couple years, but can't seem to bid high enough on those rare occasions when one finally shows up.

I managed to snap up one of these last week at an unbelievably good price, with ivory scales. I can't wait until it arrives in the mail.

http://i.ebayimg.com/02/!B9JRp7gBWk~$(KGrHqJ,!iIEzNIFsk(PBM49vrPEcw~~_12.J PG

http://i.ebayimg.com/15/!B9JWpUwEWk~$(KGrHqN,!k0Ey+jC1sigBM49-b8Vqg~~_12.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/07/!B9JRrHQCGk~$(KGrHqV,!hkEzeweHy6yBM49vvP1gw~~_12.J PG

Seraphim
11-24-2010, 01:26 PM
Originally Posted by Seraphim
I often yearn for a 8/8 Henckels with a graceful smile...

But no such razor exists.....does it?
yes indeed but now its in taiwan in a new home

I should have taken advantage of you in your moment of madness when I had the chance!!!:sneaky2:


:thumbup::lol:

ambrose
11-24-2010, 10:08 PM
Thank you for helping me in my time of madness :thumbup:

Ultimately she was too big and didnt get much use and I fell in love with a tough little french lady :biggrin1:

memories

http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy20/ambroseshave/IMG_3305.jpg

Sando
11-25-2010, 10:19 AM
I managed to snap up one of these last week at an unbelievably good price, with ivory scales. I can't wait until it arrives in the mail.

http://i.ebayimg.com/02/!B9JRp7gBWk~$(KGrHqJ,!iIEzNIFsk(PBM49vrPEcw~~_12.J PG

http://i.ebayimg.com/15/!B9JWpUwEWk~$(KGrHqN,!k0Ey+jC1sigBM49-b8Vqg~~_12.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/07/!B9JRrHQCGk~$(KGrHqV,!hkEzeweHy6yBM49vvP1gw~~_12.J PG
Very unusual. What's the back story? Intended for personal use?


My idea of "The One" changes from time to time, but I'd prefer to find it in an antique store rather than buying it from someone or having a custom one made. A lot of the razors I find out there are around 4/8 so I've been dreaming of finding a giant chopper that I can clean up and use. Something 8/8 or bigger with a wicked smile.
Yep, you and me got the same dream. 8/8 or 9/8 with a smile is my "One". I did alot of antique store hunting last summer and got close but didn't find it. It's out there, somewhere...

...Ray

johnmrson
11-25-2010, 12:17 PM
Very unusual. What's the back story? Intended for personal use?


...Ray

Yes, it's definitely a keeper and will be used. Joseph Mappin made straights from 1810 until 1851 when it changed to Mappin Brothers when his son's took over the company. Very high end razors at the time.

sfcablecar
11-28-2010, 02:15 AM
Here's a candidate from my collection but I'll probably change my mind tomorrow. :001_tongu

134126

superbleu
11-28-2010, 08:56 AM
Here's a candidate from my collection but I'll probably change my mind tomorrow. :001_tongu

134126

I knew this was going to be good!!! :thumbup:

SFcablecar your collection is awesome from what I have seen in your SOTD posts.

onimaru55
11-29-2010, 03:16 AM
My most desired Western styled straight razor, which I don't have, would be an Iwasaki in tamahagane.
My most desired razor I do own is an Iwasaki kamisori in plain old Swedish steel :001_smile