Damn...where's my self control? I was going to do some more research, but I found one and I thought I might like. I very much prefer heavier DEs, so I thought I might like a heavier straight. I didn't pay too much for it, so we will see. Well...I'm full in now. Can't wait to try it out.
On a side note, there's an antique mall near where I live, but I found the prices to be ridiculous.
[hide][top]Paulaitis #14 Germany (HEAVY WIDE RAZOR) 6/8+
This is a straight razor that was made in Solingen, Germany by A. Paulaitis. If you are looking for a heavier than normal razor this could be it. While it is not quite up to big chopper status, the blade is thicker and heavier than a standard 5/8 size, and the scales are larger to match the larger blade size. This company is not well known, but it is without any doubt a very high quality razor in all aspects, i.e, steel material, design and manufacture. The hone wear shows quite a bit of wear, but with a full 6/8 plus,wide blade it will last a lifetime of great shaves for any age.. The blade is made of the finest carbon steel, is quarter hollow ground, and has very lustrous mirror finished blade faces. The blade opens and closes snug and smooth on the pivot pin and is well centered between the scales. It carries it's factory original, off white cream colored, lustrous celluloid scales. These scales are in near new condition. Recently honed to provide a smooth, close and comfortable shave, this razor is guaranteed to be shave ready.