This is an old J. A. Henckels Rapide safety razor in excellent condition.
CASE: A little worn, but it's the case.
SPARE RAZOR HOLDER: The only thing made of steel, so it has a bit of pitting on one edge. No big deal. The holder is the most insignificant piece in the whole set. (It's still a 97% mirror shine, tho.)
STROP / STROP MECHANISM: The strop is in perfect condition. (No cuts, nicks, etc.) The strop mechanism is made of two parts--the silver tab for gripping and the brass roller bars. (I believe the roller bars were originally silver color, but became brassed over the years.) The stropping mechanism works perfectly. You simply insert the blade into the mechanism, grab the silver stropping tab, and slide it back and forth and back and forth. It's fast and easy.
BLADES (x2): These 3/4 hollow blades are a mirror shine. One is 99.9% flawless. The other has some very light staining which may polish out, but I'm not about to start messing with near perfection! LOL
The blade face reads: [logo] J. A. Henckels Twin Works / Solingen Germany / Henckels Rapide.
The blade spine reads: J. A. Henckels Germany.
RAZOR: What can I say? It's brilliant! =) One small area of brassing on one side of one spring that holds the blade down. Again...definitely no big deal. (As you can see in the photos! LOL)
Interested in trading for straight razor hones: Japanese Synthetics (low grits), Barber Hones, Chinese 12K, Belgian Yellow or Blue, Dalmore Blue, whatever.
Also interested in straight razor strops: paddle, hanging, whatever.
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