The advice you got (avoid e-bay, go to buy/sell forums) was bang-on ... in case you decide to get a second razor.
Originally Posted by jamieduchess
Solingen is an area in Germany rather than a 'make' but that's where the best german razors come from so you should be fine. If you can post detailed photos of the razor that could help, but look to see if the blade is free of rust, nicks and dents.
Your grandad may be a great guy to ask about this ... if he has his own strop and hone, you might get some in-person training which would be great.
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