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Postby ShaveHavenSA » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:54 pm

I was going to start out by saying "They don't make them like they used to" but that would not have been true. The new modern versions of straight razors and DE is just as good if not better than their predecessors.

I just feel the need for some pics of really cool looking razors. I'll add more pics as they come along and please feel free to add your pics of razors seen, found or owned.

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"Kropp Manufacturing Company was a London firm that made razors for the UK and world market. Some of their razors were made and ground in Sheffield, some were made in Sheffield and ground in Hamburg. They majored in good quality, everyday razors for everyday guys and succeeded admirably. They also supplied the retail trade and offered a variety of options, mostly engraved blades with the retailer's name on them"
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Re: Eye Candy

Postby admin » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:44 pm

Very nice pictures ShaveHavenSA and an awesome topic!

My contribution is a Custom Damascus that I think really brings new and vintage together rather well.

Some more info about Damascus steel:

Damascus steel was a type of steel used in Middle Eastern sword-making. These swords are characterized by distinctive patterns of banding and mottling reminiscent of flowing water. Such blades were reputed to be tough, resistant to shattering and capable of being honed to a sharp, resilient edge, perfect for straight razors.
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Re: Eye Candy

Postby ShaveHavenSA » Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:49 pm

I know this is not a straight razor but it does not matter. Just as cool.
Smallest DE razor I've ever seen.

"Circa 1920's The lid is inscribed "The Laurel Ladies Boudoir Safety Razor, the safest of safety razors, made in England." Inside is a tiny safety razor, only 1 1/2" long . The slotted guard is of bakelite material, properly shaped to secure the correct shaving angle, and also protects the corners of the blade. It has no comb, serrations, or teeth to irritate the skin. The registered Laurel Ladies Boudoir Blades are an integral part of the razor.
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Re: Eye Candy

Postby ShaveHavenSA » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:28 pm

"Iwasaki Japanese razor 50mm Japanese traditional straight razor. This is the swedish steel model with a wrapped handle"
One can only wish
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Re: Eye Candy

Postby admin » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:50 pm

The Red Dot Gillette Toggle so dubbed for the red dot to mark the adjustment setting was one of several prototypes built by Gillette back in the 1950’s when they were developing the 195 adjustable razor that we affectionately refer to as the “Fat Boy”. As far as prototypes go, this one is seen a little more often than the model that has the adjustment dial on the bottom, and it is fairly well finished with a solid nickel plating job and a case -- so it’s possible that this model saw some limited distribution.
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Re: Eye Candy

Postby Thug » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:24 pm

I think this thread needs to be moved out of SE razor discussion otherwise we'll create multiple Eye Candy threads.

Triad razor handle - 316 Stainless Steel 12.5mm x 89mm x 70 grams
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Triad razor handle - Rolling Hex 316 Stainless Brushed / Matte Finish / 12.7mm x 90mm x 72 grams
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Brush is a Briar Rustic Chubby with custom made stand
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Re: Eye Candy

Postby Thug » Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:40 pm

Druida Hexelia Aluminium

Solid aircraft aluminum.
For 25mm Knots.
Handle height: 50 mm
Handle diameter: 38 mm
Loft available 48 to 54 mm
Weight with hair of the unit shown: 110gr

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Re: Eye Candy

Postby Thug » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:27 am

I think this razor is stunning.

KAI Captain Excelia

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Re: Eye Candy

Postby Jacquers » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:25 am

Very nice, those razors have style!

Lots of eye candy here: http://www.abovethetie.com/?gallery
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Re: Eye Candy

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:41 pm

Jacquers wrote:Very nice, those razors have style!

Lots of eye candy here: http://www.abovethetie.com/?gallery


Nice! Also, Above The Tie razors are highly regarded but are very expensive.

Also check http://www.weberrazor.com/ from the USA. The make some really nice stainless handles.

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Re: Eye Candy

Postby ShaveHavenSA » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:05 pm

Thug wrote:I think this razor is stunning.

KAI Captain Excelia

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KAI is a fantastic brand. This razor works on same principle as the Feather razors
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Re: Eye Candy

Postby BanditBlade » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:40 pm

Thug wrote:I think this razor is stunning.

KAI Captain Excelia

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This razor is super stunning, some awesome lines, KAI and Feather razors are something else!
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Re: Eye Candy

Postby Thug » Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:53 pm

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Brush is a combination effort from Lee Sabini from Morris & Forndran who supplies and glues the knot and Dark Holler Design Works who designs and makes the bases.

This model is called the PK 47.
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Re: Eye Candy

Postby ShaveHavenSA » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:12 pm

And I cried a bit and a bit more. I don't know when I'll stop....

Follow this virtual tour so you can have a cry session. Don't say I didn't warn you.

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.144409, ... IQ!2e0!3e2
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Re: Eye Candy

Postby Thug » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:51 pm

ShaveHavenSA wrote:And I cried a bit and a bit more. I don't know when I'll stop....

Follow this virtual tour so you can have a cry session. Don't say I didn't warn you.

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.144409, ... IQ!2e0!3e2


Wow, look at all those Simpsons lined up and those Merkurs.

Actually wouldn't mind a Merkur Progress.
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Re: Eye Candy

Postby Stu » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:21 pm

ShaveHavenSA wrote:And I cried a bit and a bit more. I don't know when I'll stop....

Follow this virtual tour so you can have a cry session. Don't say I didn't warn you.

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.144409, ... IQ!2e0!3e2

That is shaving porn, that's what that is.
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Re: Eye Candy

Postby Jacquers » Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:00 am

I'd like to see a virtual tour (or better a real one) of the Muhle Museum: http://www.muehle-shaving.com/en/Shavin ... ollection/
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Re: Eye Candy

Postby ShaveHavenSA » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:55 pm

Jacquers wrote:I'd like to see a virtual tour (or better a real one) of the Muhle Museum: http://www.muehle-shaving.com/en/Shavin ... ollection/


Thank you for this, now I'm all depro. Go to the home page and have a look at the MUHLE movie.
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Re: Eye Candy

Postby Thug » Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:56 pm

Custom str8 by Joe Edson.

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Re: Eye Candy

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:55 am

This is Butch Harner's take on a traditional Japanese Kamisori straight razor.

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Beautiful!

I always wondered about storage of these things? No scales so you have to be very careful about damaging the edge.
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