Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

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

  1. Chan Eil Whiskers

    Chan Eil Whiskers Contributor Ambassador

    New Old Stock.


    Happy shaves,

  2. 52552560-4C5E-4B44-B0F5-8D8EE9BACE72.jpeg I just purchased this Frauenzimmer at an Antique store in Maine. It is new but old stock in excellent condition. Full hollow. Solingen, Germany. It still needs to be honed for the first time since it is factory sharp only.

    Does anyone know anything about Frauenzimmer or what date this may have been made? I know Frauenzimmer in German means Ladies’ Room but is obviously a family name of the maker.
  3. evnpar

    evnpar Contributor

  4. The bone scales are nice and straight on this Solingen Bismarck Razor Works from the wild. It reads “E. GEH Co. Cleveland, O.” on the opposite side. Did Dovo take over Bismarck?

    There are enough issues with the edge that only the center portion of the blade was “shave ready” this morning. Much more work to be done. Better not to rush...
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  6. Polarbeard

    Polarbeard Contributor Ambassador

    If I find a to me very interesting razor in mint condition I bid for it, but I only put a low bid. Then once in a while I get lucky like this time. This late Törnblom 4/8 shoulderless razor is definitely NOS, but what caught my interest is the inverted etching. I've only seen that on vintage Puma razors.
  7. Chan Eil Whiskers

    Chan Eil Whiskers Contributor Ambassador


    You really did get lucky particularly since this was a low ball bid. Beautiful razor!
  8. Ice-Man

    Ice-Man Moderator

    Now that is beautiful Arne!!! :001_tt1::001_tt1::001_tt1::001_tt1::001_tt1:
  9. Polarbeard

    Polarbeard Contributor Ambassador

    Thank you Jim. I was lucky. Few buyers look beyond Heljestrand or E.A. Berg so smaller brands like Törnblom are often overlooked. Not that I mind, not at all.
    Thank you Ian. As you know the true greatness of these razors, the hard durable ultra sharp edge they take , isn't seen by the eye but felt on the skin while shaving. Which makes me wonder, that bolt cutter of yours it isn't made by Bacho, Sandvik or any other Swedish tool manufacturer is it?
  10. Ice-Man

    Ice-Man Moderator

    No sorry Arne!!! they are made by Ridgid tools, & yes they will cut skin in a fashion but if I put new cutters on then it will be a clean cut......

    And yes the post is fantastic regarding the Swedish razors I have the M.K 12, 29, 30, 31, and the 32 and each one has its own style, and they all keep you on your toes or they bite
  11. Just snagged these off the bay.


    A few chips on the edges and hopefully the rust is just on the surface.
    Any info regarding these would be welcome.
    My first Swedish blades.
  12. Polarbeard

    Polarbeard Contributor Ambassador

    Very fine specimens, just be careful when using them, The tang is very wiggly.
  13. Chan Eil Whiskers

    Chan Eil Whiskers Contributor Ambassador

    Might be quite a find. I'll be following your adventure with these.
  14. Bob L.

    Bob L. Contributor

    Lots of great finds this afternoon. Here's what I found along the mid-coast of Maine. I have not done any clean up. What you see is what I found.

    First find was a 6/8s+ Torrey Barbers Notch - This is the state I found it in. Very little hone wear. It has seen little use. The scales are perfect. It seems to have been coated in an oil paste that's dried up. Hoping a little WD-40 and some elbow grease will take it off.
    DSC_6324 - Boothbay Finds - Torrey as Found.jpg

    I found "The Reaper", a Joseph Rogers and Sons, razor with very little hone wear where I found the Torrey. The scales are in great shape. Could pass up owning a razor called "THE REAPER"

    The ERN was found in a different town. It is a Crown and Sword round point with a light wear from honing. The bone scales are in fine shape. The "GAD" that has been scratched into the scales can easily be removed.

    DSC_6327 - Boothbay Finds - as found.jpg
  15. Nice finds indeed. Shouldn’t take much to get that Torrey ready for Tuesday

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  16. Bob L.

    Bob L. Contributor

  17. Chan Eil Whiskers

    Chan Eil Whiskers Contributor Ambassador

    From Sears.


    Arrived today. NOS. Very very nice. It might even be shave ready from its factory sharpening.

    Happy shaves to you,

  18. I got this the other week. Lucky me, it was a cheap buy it now off the bay.[​IMG]

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  19. Nice score I'm on the hunt for a W&B but most are ridiculously priced.
  20. What are you looking for? I have a few that aren’t being used. You should send me a Pm

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