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Queensland Straight Razor Manufacturer

I was trawling eBay when I saw a straight razor maker called S.K.Colling & Co from Proserpine QLD. He's making 5/8" wedge blades with a square point and they go for $120-180.

Has anyone come across this manufacturer and is he any good? I like the look of his work and would be interested to hear your thoughts.
 
I was trawling eBay when I saw a straight razor maker called S.K.Colling & Co from Proserpine QLD. He's making 5/8" wedge blades with a square point and they go for $120-180.

Has anyone come across this manufacturer and is he any good? I like the look of his work and would be interested to hear your thoughts.
Can't say I have. Can you share a link?
 
Cheers, I've seen one in a SOTD before elsewhere. I'll see what I can find on it.
Couldn't find the post but did have a chat with the guy, Steve. Currently only sells on eBay but looking to start a Facebook page and a website depending on business interest. Also makes strops. No idea how well they shave, might take a punt in a couple of months ;)
 
Yeah I got told the same thing, then this morning he said that Facebook shut the page down as it was prohibited weapons or some such sh*t. He's on Paste & Cut if you were interested in seeing what he posts
 
Looks nice, what is the weight like? When I first saw them on the Bay I thought they were wedges, but was told they are hollow ground.
 

Legion

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Any follow up on how it shaves?
Needed some work out of the box. Not shave ready to my standards. And I think it might have been honed with a belt, because getting the bevel set on flat stones took a while. I still haven't got it 100% dialled in, but that is because I haven't had time to play with it. But it is shave ready now, and I am going to tweak it a little more before the next time I use it.

I still think the razor represents good value, but if you are not a honer you might need to have it honed for you before use. It will shave, but there is room for improvement if you want max comfort.
 
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