That is in pretty amazing condition.
The wonderful thing about ebay, sometimes you get a real gem when you didn't expect it.
Turned out pretty nice.
Man... There would be a large side of me that would be seriously thinking about flipping it lol!! I know, I know...
Great Looking Blade!
Last edited by Chefbaze; 04-28-2012 at 11:41 PM.
man that looks great score!!!
I know how you feel. I bought a Sheffield razor of similar vintage once, from bad photos, just because the price was right. When it showed up NOS my first reaction was I had been conned and sent a modern copy of some sort. How could a razor that is around 100 years old still have paint in the blade etching??? But I guess it had just been sitting in optimal conditions, and no one had a chance to mess it up.
FWIW, I still haven't honed or shaved with it. I can't bring myself to do it. It's a sickness.
I seriously dont know if I can bring myself to hone it just yet David, so I can relate...Maybe Ill reward myself, being that Im a new straight shaver, on my Year anniversary of straight shaving, if Ill have her honed up an reward myself with a shave..At least by then, Ill know enough to appreciate it, and I wont be making rookie mistakes, like dropping the thing, and banging it on the faucet!! I measn, I know its no Mastro Livi, or Damascus thingamagigee, but honestly,Id rather have this. I love the fact that this blade is as old as it is, and made it this long and far, looking so pretty...Sort of like the Sophia Loren or Raquel Welch of razors...
Last edited by Chefbaze; 04-29-2012 at 12:40 AM.
Wow, that is one amazingly good looking W& B!
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Wow, amazing razor/score, congrats.
Good thing the seller is horrible at photography, that baby would have fetched a ton of mula.
Honing & Restorations
That's freaking awesome!
--Jon. "Love me some 14s"
I have seen razors like that go for $$$. Great find. I don't know what I would do in your shoes (to use it or not). It looks like the best one I have seen yet. I real collectors piece.
I would maybe have it appraised and have a pro give you advice on using it or not. It may not be as rare as some others but these W&B's bring some serious attention on the aution sites sometimes getting close to 100 bids.
Whatever you do good luck and enjoy!
Joe from South Florida.
And to think about a week or so ago, I almost won THIS thing accidentally, for $350, because I just idiotically set a high bid, and left it, thinking no one would go over $100-$120 anyway !! Somebody outbid me on this one!! http://www.ebay.com/itm/320892620522...#ht_500wt_1289
Last edited by Chefbaze; 04-29-2012 at 06:44 AM.
Congrats! Sometimes you do find gold in them there hills. A great looking razor indeed.
I won your W&B straight razor..I saw it toward the end of bidding, and didnt have time to look over the photos, until after I won it..Im noticing on the non etched side of the blade, what looks like rust on the blades edge..Or is that just the light/reflection in that photo? Please let me know..I would like to have this honed for my personal use, and if its rust, it seems to be on the blades edge, which is no good for me..............."
"Any discoloration was the result of camera and light. It shows no signs of any rust. I never thought it would be bought for anything other than a collectible, but it is in new condition and appears to fit your needs."
5 Stars!! Top Notch Communication!!! Excellent Ebayer!!