FS - Straights - Help me rescue my first dog!
Hi everyone. I have 4 straights for sale to help cover the adoption fee of my first puppy. You can help! I am picking the puppy up this weekend from a shelter in Maine and would like to prove to SWMBO that I can sacrifice one of my loves to help create something good in the world. Therefore I'm pricing these to equal the 375 dollar adoption fee. If you have a soft spot for puppies and like razors, this thread is for you. If you buy a razor, you can have a personalized greeting from the new puppy after he is picked up. These are all of my non-shave-ready razors, as I am not talented enough to bring make them so and can't see doing it any time soon if I have a dog on the way.
First, a Dubl Duck Satinedge, 6/8. I just bought this but realized the Satinedge's grind is a little to thin for me. But if you like satinedges, this is a great one. The blade is gorgeous with no real problems at all. The scales are nearly perfectly transparent but have some internal scratches, and we all know how hard transparent Satinedge scales are to find. Nothing scratched on the outside of the scales. I think at one point someone tried to clean the inside and made the scratches but they are not "cracks". There is some patina on the pins and some more of these hairline issues, but the razor opens and closes nicely and on center. It is not shave ready but is sharp. It won't need much to make a wonderful shaver.
125 dollars shipped CONUS SOLD
Next is a Wostenholm pipe razor, also 6/8. I restored this one myself in celluloid engraved orange scales. The scales are one piece and gorgeous. Closes on center and pins are tight. Not shave ready but pops hairs off of my arm.
50 dollars shipped CONUS NOW 30 SOLD
Next is a Dovo Special with faux tortoise, 6/8. Everyone knows these razors. This one is great. It is nearly shave ready but needs a bit on a high grit to be as nice as it was when I got it from Mr. Abrams. I used it maybe 5 times.
75 dollars shipped CONUS NOW 65 SOLD
Last is a beauty. An 8/8 chopper by Frederick Reynolds. This razor is a beast with a very heavy grind. I restored it myself, just removing some grime and pitting. I put coffin scales on it, black plastic from an TI Le Grelot. It is a "for barbers use" razor and the engraving on the blade can still be made out (barely). There is some residual pitting but the blade is still quite nice. It is very sharp, very near shave ready, just needs a touch up.
125 Shipped CONUS NOW 100
Additional pictures available on request, if the razor isn't sold already.
Last edited by gumbo; 10-07-2010 at 08:20 AM.
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