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    I am looking for recommendations for good razors to restore and use/resell. I've gotten a couple of Wade & Butchers and Genevas. I've looked on ebay for Southern and Richardson but no luck. Any suggestions?

    Rich

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    Most vintage German, English and American razors are good. It is often more a matter of preference really. If you see one on ebay and think you will be able to restore it, buy it and start working on it. Start with the cheaper ones and if you are proficient you can afford to take on Pumas, Dubl Ducks etc.

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    Thanks fellas. What I'm looking for is a brand to look for. I know Wade & Butcher is well respected but what other brands are especially good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex2363 View Post
    try this site..rubylane.com has german razors from 10 bucks and up 300 bucks


    http://www.rubylane.com/shops/charmi...ss=razors.html
    It's an excellent site for DE's as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Thanks fellas. What I'm looking for is a brand to look for. I know Wade & Butcher is well respected but what other brands are especially good?
    Goerge Wolstenholm
    Fredrick Reynolds
    Bengall
    Cattaraugus
    Genco
    Filarmonica
    Dubl Duck
    Puma
    Henkels
    Torrey
    Robeson
    Shumate
    William Elliot
    Taylor

    To name but a few.

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    Thanks Jlander! Now we're getting somewhere!

    Rich

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    Greaves and Sons, at the Sheaf Works
    Edwin Blyde and Co Sheffield
    Cadman and Sons, Sheffield (Bengall)
    Jaques Le Coultre, Switzerland (look in the B&B review section for pics and evaluation on this one)
    Wade, Wingfield &Rowbothom, Sheffield
    Gotta, Solingen
    Kama, Solingen
    Union Cutlery, Olean NY
    Geissen & Forsthoff

    The Solingen razors sold by barber's suppliers under their various proprietary names are usually a good bet, too.

    Best Regards

    Graham
    Last edited by kestrel; 12-17-2008 at 12:46 PM.

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