Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 27

Thread: Opening for US made

  1. #1

    Default Opening for US made

    For my initial rotation, I am trying to represent straights from all the major countries of origin.

    I'm almost finished but I have an opening for US made. My plan was to pick up a Hart steel, but I thought for fun I thought I would open this one up to recommendations.

    Got something you want to recommend to fill my US slot in the rotation? Here's your chance to voice your opinion!
    Last edited by Drybonz; 01-08-2011 at 10:46 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Pandora
    Posts
    8,292
    Images
    104

    Default

    Easy Aces, Craftsman, Sta Sharp, Clauss, Romapo, Torrey are a few and all under appreciated razors.

  3. #3
    Thread Starter

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by azmark View Post
    Easy Aces, Craftsman, Sta Sharp, Clauss, Romapo, Torrey are a few and all under appreciated razors.
    Narrow it down for me... what's your pick?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Pandora
    Posts
    8,292
    Images
    104

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Drybonz View Post
    Narrow it down for me... what's your pick?
    Well, of all of them I really fell in love with my Craftsman.

    The bad things with these makers is that to really enjoy them is to nab one NOS with the bolsters or inlays. Stay away from a Ramapo if you find one, it's mine

  5. #5
    Thread Starter

    Default

    Craftsman would be a good representation of US made, actually.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Pandora
    Posts
    8,292
    Images
    104

    Default

    There is an ERN version which is awesome as well.

    I wish I still had a Craftsman tool so I could incorporate it in my SOTD

  7. #7
    Thread Starter

    Default

    Seems like they are pretty hard to find though... I don't see anything in any of the normal places.

  8. #8

    Default

    Another option would be Case. They made some very nice straights.
    Hart are a very nice razor.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Kelowna, BC, Canada
    Posts
    1,925

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by johnmrson View Post
    Another option would be Case. They made some very nice straights.
    Hart are a very nice razor.
    Agreed on Case, I love Red Imps.
    Evan

  10. #10
    Thread Starter

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dakotaev View Post
    Agreed on Case, I love Red Imps.
    This would be a great choice... I have trouble finding them without points, though... which would be my preference.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    2,509
    Images
    7

    Default

    Have you considered Genco (Geneva Cutlery, New York)?

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Peoples Republic of IL.
    Posts
    6,685
    Images
    44

    Default

    On of my favorite U.S. made razors is Waterville Cutlery, Waterville Conn. Then there in Worcester Razor Co., Worcester Mass. H.M Christensen, Brocton Mass.

    I also have a couple Cases, and a few Geneva's, which are all great shavers.
    Rick

  13. #13

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Drybonz View Post
    For my initial rotation, I am trying to represent straights from all the major countries of origin.

    I'm almost finished but I have an opening for US made. My plan was to pick up a Hart steel, but I thought for fun I thought I would open this one up to recommendations.

    Got something you want to recommend to fill my US slot in the rotation? Here's your chance to voice your opinion!
    Where are you at? I can send you very nice a Torrey 5/8 Extra Hollow (singing) to try. Would prefer to keep it in the US if possible - if you're interested.
    All your Dorkos are belong to me!

    -- Steve

  14. #14

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by azmark View Post
    There is an ERN version which is awesome as well.

    I wish I still had a Craftsman tool so I could incorporate it in my SOTD
    Still had a Craftsman...? Still had a Craftsman? Still had?
    As in... I don't have a Craftsman tool? That's, like, not having a toothbrush... or underwear...

    I think I might be the one who keeps those guys in business...

    I agree, though. The Sta-Sharp is an excellent razor. One of my favorites.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    FDL, WI
    Posts
    5,035

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by billellis View Post
    i don't have a craftsman tool? That's, like, not having a toothbrush... Or underwear...
    +1

    I enjoy my Torrey wedge.

    I think there are a number that are unappreciated.
    Phil

  16. #16

    Default

    I have had a Worchester and a Torrey razor.. both were great shavers but sold them so I could get my Filarmonica. I will probably get a couple more when I get a chance to hit the local antique shops as they seem to have them around here for decent prices.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Kelowna, BC, Canada
    Posts
    1,925

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Drybonz View Post
    This would be a great choice... I have trouble finding them without points, though... which would be my preference.
    True! I think all of the case red imps are spike point. I do happen to have a round point red imp, but it was made by Ludo which is Solingen and not US unfortunately.
    Evan

  18. #18
    Thread Starter

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodash View Post
    Where are you at? I can send you very nice a Torrey 5/8 Extra Hollow (singing) to try. Would prefer to keep it in the US if possible - if you're interested.
    I have several votes for Torrey, so I will keep an eye out for one of these, as I have a special place in my heart for Mass. anyway (they are made in Mass. correct?)

    ... and thank you very much for the generous offer Woodash, I do appreciate that. I will probably just keep an eye out for one to purchase, maybe throw up a WTB.

    Going to keep an eye out for a Craftsman too.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Pandora
    Posts
    8,292
    Images
    104

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BillEllis View Post
    Still had a Craftsman...? Still had a Craftsman? Still had?
    As in... I don't have a Craftsman tool? That's, like, not having a toothbrush... or underwear...

    I think I might be the one who keeps those guys in business...

    I agree, though. The Sta-Sharp is an excellent razor. One of my favorites.
    I know, talk about Americana. I mostly have Husky but I forgot I do have a Craftsman lawn mower.

    From the 3 Filis I have that Craftsman is equal to them, no question about it. IMO it even looks better.

    Sta Sharp is pretty awesome! Just missed Joel's on BST a few days ago
    Quote Originally Posted by Drybonz View Post
    I have several votes for Torrey, so I will keep an eye out for one of these, as I have a special place in my heart for Mass. anyway (they are made in Mass. correct?)


    Going to keep an eye out for a Craftsman too.
    Geneva cutlery are pretty great razors.

    Torrey's are pretty common, even many in very nice shape.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Missouri, USA
    Posts
    3,786
    Images
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by johnmrson View Post
    Another option would be Case. They made some very nice straights.
    Hart are a very nice razor.
    Quote Originally Posted by dakotaev View Post
    Agreed on Case, I love Red Imps.
    I'm new to straights, but I have to admit a Case was the first one I purchased. As a teen I loved Zippo lighters, and my dad collects Case knifes so this was really an impulse buy. As I'm new to straights I cant give a fair assessment of it, but I still wanted to share.

    Quote Originally Posted by DavyRay View Post
    Have you considered Genco (Geneva Cutlery, New York)?
    I went to school near Geneva, and had regular HS sporting competitions against them. My fist car came from the Geneva Toyota dealer. I'v had my eye out for one of these too but more for sentimental reasons than anything.
    "Loric=Ernest Shackleton of SBAD" - Krona Kruiser

Similar Threads

  1. Anybody know when TGQ is re-opening?
    By Jslinger in forum Shaving Soaps
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-17-2011, 08:02 PM
  2. New store opening in VA
    By Shaving Dad in forum Shopping and deals
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-18-2010, 05:24 PM
  3. Opening Day Photo's
    By DaveAri in forum The Barber Shop
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 04-23-2010, 08:46 PM
  4. MLB Opening Day 2009
    By VfBStuttgart in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 46
    Last Post: 04-09-2009, 09:35 PM
  5. Opening soon
    By Poulin in forum Shopping and deals
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 12-13-2008, 01:38 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
By accessing Badger & Blade, you agree to abide by the Terms of Usage. You can find our Privacy Policy here.
Once submitted, any posts, images, or content become the property of Badger & Blade.
Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.