Really BIG straight razors

Discussion in 'General Straight Razor Talk' started by DrFredrik, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. I like large razors - razors that some would refer to as "meat choppers" or "axes". The biggest razor that I have in my collection is a Heljestrand No 134, and as far as I know this is about as big as they come... I enclose a picture with (from top to bottom) a Heljestrand No 134, a Filarmonica No 14 and a Wade & Butcher (The Celebrated).
    Please let me see some other really BIG razors! ;-)
     
  2. It would be nice to see a dollar or coin next to them because its hard for me to tell how big they are.
     
  3. Wow, that CVH looks huge!!!!
     
  4. I wouldnt mind getting my hands on this monster.

    9/8 Livi

    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXkjXfuNbpg[/YOUTUBE]
     
  5. I consider 'meat choppers' to be 7/8+, wedge or near wedge grind, and usually sheffields, but ymmv.

    Here are a few of my newer bigguns'

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  6. I saw this in a display window in Rome, or maybe it was bigger that 9/8?
    I can't imagine how one could shave with that.
     
  7. As you requested (the blade is about 26 mm wide, that is just over an inch)
     
  8. Oh, and here are mine....
     
  9. professorchaos

    professorchaos Moderator Emeritus

    I have quite a few 7/8 and 8/8, but they are all dwarfed by this beast. It is a 16/15 GB razor.

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    Picked this up a few days ago, haven't gotten around to polishing it up. Been considering getting a pro to do it. It's a 17/16ths Geo Westenholm & son.
     
  11. Here are some of my bigger ones. I think only one of my big guys is not shown in this photo (8/8 Savage Wedge with Masonic Etch... under much staining). You don't really get an idea of the size, but the smallest one is the 7/8 Friodur in the fancy scales, and the largest is the just over 8/8 Greaves in bone "below" it. They go from the Greaves to the Friodur in size order.

    In case anyone cares, they are: Greaves wedge, Savage wedge, W&B Barber's use wedge, John Marsh wedge, W&B Barber's use follow, Savage (reground to hollow), Filly 14, Joseph Smith & Son's wedge, Greaves quarter hollow, Friodur. When I say "wedge," I mean fuller than quarter hollow, but not a true wedge.
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2010
  12. All of a sudden I'm feeling very small:blushing:
     
  13. Luc

    Luc Moderator Emeritus

    I have a few 13/16 but nothing bigger. The 13/16 do shave better. I will post some pictures later!
     
  14. I really appreciate the pictures you have posted so far, so here are some more of my razors (size 6/8 and bigger). I hope you will like them...
     
  15. RW "Titan" 9/8+ and an F. Herder 15/16. The RW was just sold and the F. Herder is in my "estate" collection as in Ill never sell it. Lastly, I got a 8/8 WB Wedge on the way.
     
  16. Wow, the shadow on the RW made it look like it was ground like a 16th century halberd for a second. My eyes were about to bleed over how cool that was. Still a beautiful razor, but damn that was awesome for a second.
     
  17. I noticed the same thing and was thinking it was one very wicked blade until I realized it was just the reflection of the blue cloth on the blade. Well, it still is a pretty wicked blade even without being shaped like a halberd. :scared:
     
  18. I tried several 7/8 & 8/8 razors in my first six months of straight shaving, but eventually went back to the 6/8 ones. I found the larger blades less manuverable (and therefore less enjoyable) to shave with. YMMV, as always
     
  19. I remember a few months back someone posted images of a 12/8 razor (or at least, it certainly looked it)
     
  20. I like 'em big too!!!

    8/8 Revisor

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    7/8 Henckels X 2

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