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Straight Razor Acquisition Thread

This is a vendor photo, NOS Henkotsu coming in from Japan.

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Post 18, third photo? Hard to be certain.
 
Picked up this Dahlgren frameback. I mostly got it for the scales which as I suspected are ivory, and in good shape. I can't tell how close it is to the original width. It's a hair under 6/8 at the widest point. Other than the toe there's not much hone wear on the spine. But my quick math puts the bevel angle over 20 degrees.

I guess I'll hone it before I spend a lot of time cleaning it up to see how it shaves. There's some ugliness at the edge to work through. If it sucks I have an similar Engstrom coming that's in better shape. Maybe I'll face my fears and do a scale swap.
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Picked up this Dahlgren frameback. I mostly got it for the scales which as I suspected are ivory, and in good shape. I can't tell how close it is to the original width. It's a hair under 6/8 at the widest point. Other than the toe there's not much hone wear on the spine. But my quick math puts the bevel angle over 20 degrees.

I guess I'll hone it before I spend a lot of time cleaning it up to see how it shaves. There's some ugliness at the edge to work through. If it sucks I have an similar Engstrom coming that's in better shape. Maybe I'll face my fears and do a scale swap.
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They were sold in width in millimeters the largest size being 20mm, so I guess that the blade pretty much has its original width.
 
I don't need another razor more than a fish needs a bike, but sometimes I place a bid that most likely will be far too low, but then again occasionally I get surprised. That's why I picked up this Mascotte 13 at the Post office yesterday. As far as I can judge it is unused, but the two specks of micro pitting on the edge are to be removed before I shave with it.

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