Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

Discussion in 'General Straight Razor Talk' started by wilbr11, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. Ice-Man

    Ice-Man Moderator Contributor


    That is just plain beautiful!!!!!
     
  2. Is that a near wedge?


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  3. Do you have the contact of Ulrik?
    Thank you


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  4. Ohh it’s koraat I have his contact. Thank you


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  5. Polarbeard

    Polarbeard Contributor Ambassador

    All Bengall razors were made in Sheffield. The ones sold in Sweden (1920-1939) were marked with the importer's brand name.
     
  6. Thanks again Arne. :001_cool:
     
  7. Polarbeard

    Polarbeard Contributor Ambassador

    You're welcome Mike:001_smile
     
  8. Yes they are pretty and lot classier in hand that I initially thought. I does make the user feel special when using. The Spanish point is something to get used too.
     
  9. Great looking indeed, in person to me it looked a bit on a small side of 5/8, but really beautiful razor.
     
  10. Polarbeard

    Polarbeard Contributor Ambassador

    I've got one, trust me Boris you really need one. One bite of the apple can't hurt now can it?:em2100:
     
  11. Arne ever since Boris got his Koraat razors everything is on the small side.....lol. :001_tt2::001_tt2::001_tt2::001_tt2::001_tt2::001_tt2:
     
  12. Exactly what I thought when I wanted to "try straight razors", but, well, you know how it went from there. :D :D :D

    True, but if I had to pick only one size, it'd be 6/8. That said, Koraat's 8/8 near wedge has grown on me, I just needed a bit time to get used to "different".
     
  13. Polarbeard

    Polarbeard Contributor Ambassador

    I hope that "different" doesn't mean that you're now lacking an earlobe or half the nose.
     
  14. Ha, ha, fortunately no, nothing's missing (yet).
    It's my first (and still my only one) near wedge and in addition to that it's 8/8 and just looks and feels massive (heavy too).

    So, it's lacking a bit of the "feel/feedback" both, when stropping and shaving. It is less nimble than what you and I prefer in a straight razor. When you consider wicked edge Ulrik puts on his razors (combined with less feedback), this one took a bit of getting used to for me, but, no blood, none, just required a bit of adjustment. I get fantastic shave from it now, but first two were, a bit, uh, "reluctant" for the lack of a better word.

    I just used my other Koraat this morning, bellied hollow 7/8 and they indeed are very different, but both great shavers.

    @6Cuda6 said it the best, large wedges and full hollows, best described as "difference between pickup truck and sports car".
     
  15. They are thinner in profile that other 5/8 razors with thin and flat scales. It is a very agile little number am I starting to enjoy more and more.
     
  16. Picked up these three ducks( goldedge, satinedge and A-1 special ) in the same week for pretty cheap . I have to give a HUGE SHOUTOUT to NPV, nick really did some great restoring and polishing on these as well as honing them Into shave ready razors !!! He does some amazing work!!!

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  17. Klas Tornblom


    After a quick clean up.
     
  18. CJB GR-100B kamisori shavette.

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  19. Polarbeard

    Polarbeard Contributor Ambassador

    This razor is extremely hard to hone, but to me it's magical once sharp.
     
  20. Polarbeard

    Polarbeard Contributor Ambassador

    Actually I find this one to be a better choice than the Feather DX.
     

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