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    Great job -- beautiful razor -- what a shine!

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    Wanted to share my rarest of razors -- or so it is for me. The nickel plated cased Toggle. Amazing design, fantastic build quality, pristine condition, rarely seen.





    I have a gold-plated Toggle, but this one blows that one away...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake View Post
    Wanted to share my rarest of razors -- or so it is for me. The nickel plated cased Toggle. Amazing design, fantastic build quality, pristine condition, rarely seen.





    I have a gold-plated Toggle, but this one blows that one away...
    Very nice Jake - as usual!
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    SNM cream, pre/post shave balm, emulsion, and after shave. Merkur 41 1904 Open Comb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Kiwi View Post
    Just been to Gran Canaria with my wife for a week in the sun.
    All this is just readily available on the supermarket shelf.
    Round about €1.25 for a tube of cream.
    Only problem is I couldn't find the La Toja sticks but I'm off to Madrid in 6 weeks so I'm sure I can wait.
    Also received some scale blanks and a finished set of Desert Ironwood scales from another B&B member this morning.



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    Very jealous. I know shipping is worse to your corner of the world than to the US, so that is a tremendous haul! I regret not getting more Spanish products when I was in Barcelona and L'Escala last summer. Get as many sticks as you can find!
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    Why does the travel razor have a salt and pepper shaker included?
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    my haul for the month. this month was a big haul for my wallet as well lol.
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    hi, my name is Robert and i have no problem with my addiction
    the answer to "should i use a NOS razor?" its NOS for a reason, lets keep it that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debrushman View Post
    Why does the travel razor have a salt and pepper shaker included?
    One of them is to hold a brush and the other is to hold a shave stick.
    Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72plymsatellite View Post
    my haul for the month. this month was a big haul for my wallet as well lol.
    What's that Straight Razor to the far right? Looks interesting!

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    Hiatus ended:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salieri View Post
    What's that Straight Razor to the far right? Looks interesting!
    u can see a better picture in my gallery. its a straight i picked up at an antique store for 18 bucks
    hi, my name is Robert and i have no problem with my addiction
    the answer to "should i use a NOS razor?" its NOS for a reason, lets keep it that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by manskirtbrew View Post
    Look what you guys started. Last week I wouldn't give a straight razor a second look, today they jumped off the shelves at me in the antique shop.

    What initially caught my eye was this guy, with the faux bamboo scales. One side is broken, but the blade looked so nice, I picked it up. Also, she gave it to me for 1/2 price :) Blade is 5/8". It's marked Magnetic on the blade, and Worcester Razor Co. on the tang.

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    Right next to it was this guy, in a Brandt Razor box. I didn't want it to get lonely, and the box was so nice I grabbed him too. No marking on the blade, the tang is also marked Worcester Razor Co. Blade is 3/4" at the toe (making it a 6/8 blade, yes?)

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    Then I hit one more shop that was full of hand planes, clamps, micrometers and other cool tools. When I asked the guy if he dealt in straight razors he said no, and followed with, "You're probably not looking for a safety razor." Sure, I'll take a look. Turns out it was a Müller & Schmitt travel razor kit that looks to be in pretty darn good shape. Looking at the alum and blades, I don't think it was ever used.

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    So how'd I do for my first foray? Can anyone help me date these guys and pin down exactly what I've found?

    Thanks!

    -Joe


    OT note: Hope it's ok that I started this thread, there being no March one yet. I'm still new here :)
    This kit is outstanding! Manufacturers took great pains to give a guy everything he needs.....
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    Man I wish I could find one at a good price I would love to try it.

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    Wow, thats beautiful!

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    what steps or process did you use to clean it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koolhaas View Post
    what steps or process did you use to clean it?
    I do many razor restores for collecting & selling. My method is too first put in a pot of almost boiling water to help loosen up crud. I do this for 10 minutes. Then put into plastic container with scrubbing bubbles. After a couple minutes I use a toothbrush to clean. The into an ultrasonic cleaner for about 3-5 minutes. Sometimes, this is all that is needed to get a great looking razor.

    After that I disinfect for 10 minutes (optional). I then polish the razor with Maas and/or Flitz metal polish. The next step is often omitted by many users but it is necessary. AFTER polishing, I put back into the ultrasonic cleaner for about 2 minutes to eliminate any polish medium that remains. This step will still keep the shine. I used to be a jeweler and you ALWAYS put jewelry into an ultrasonic cleaner after polishing.

    Here's a couple more photos of before/afters.
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    very nice enjoy
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