Hello everyone. This is my first post and I'm excited about being apart of this community. Recently I heard an ad on the radio about a new barber in town offering straight razor shaves and i decided to give it a try. I mean, I already smoke a pipe and drink straight bourbon and scotch, why not take the next step? And it came to pass that as I left that barber shop I vowed to take up the art of the Straight.
I found you guys shortly after and read numerous posts about shaving technique and blade restoration. When I felt I had gained enough knowledge I decided to dive in head first and restore some razors, as i prefer making rusty things shiny again to buying them new.
I have gotten as far as step one: Purchase a Razor... I bought ten.
I found these at an antique shop sold together in a plastic bag for $12! The two on the right are trash, but the other six have no chips or bad rust on the edge. the second from top one has silver end pieces on the scales.
razor in box. The blade has MUSICAL engraved on the tang. Anyone know anything about it? I doubt it really goes with that box.
Then there's this bad boy which is in pretty decent shape. I think I got enough to cut my teeth on. I'll keep you posted as i get them finished... or destroy them, whatever the case may be. I welcome any advice or comments you can give. peace