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by dada
Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: E&Co Celebrated Water Razor Hone $75
Replies: 0
Views: 501

FS: E&Co Celebrated Water Razor Hone $75

SOLD - THANKS! Vintage Celebrated Water hone sold by E&Co (Escher) - green, comes with original box (wood, open half-type). Lablel is in pretty bad condition, back of stone is excellent: lapped and ready to use. Size is 5 7/8 x 1 1/4 x just about 6/8 Asking $75 shipped CONUS Thanks for looking Ivo ...
by dada
Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Dubl Duck WonderEdge
Replies: 4
Views: 744

This one is honed :)

And pending already - thanks!
Ivo
by dada
Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Dubl Duck WonderEdge
Replies: 4
Views: 744

FS: Dubl Duck WonderEdge

PENDING - THANKS! OK, who wants one? :shock: What can I say... This one is almost 6/8 and in good shape. Shave-ready 10/10 or so performer last time I used it. Scales are just a little warped, but certainly nothing serious and much less than others I've seen around. Asking $250 shipped Thanks for l...
by dada
Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: nice Case wedge
Replies: 0
Views: 450

FS: nice Case wedge

PENDING - THANKS! Hi guys :lol: Moving on with the plan, I have here a very nice Case wedge for sale: Case brand has a great reputation for both collectors and users very hard American steel :shock: blade is in really great shape - most Cases I see on ebay are much worse solid original scales with ...
by dada
Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: nice ERN Crown & Sword shave-ready
Replies: 0
Views: 440

FS: nice ERN Crown & Sword shave-ready

PENDING - THANKS! This one is a fine razor but I seem to be on a roll to trim down the tribe so: great brand, strong reputation, etc. nice warm color 3-pin scales with inlay logo - I love this detail! cool design on spine etch with the crown + sword too, "Extra Superb" :lol: solid jimps for grip co...
by dada
Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Tosuke (Japanese straight) unused
Replies: 0
Views: 404

FS: Tosuke (Japanese straight) unused

SOLD - THANKS! Hello, I'm never going to get to this one, so I better let it go. Some respected members say that these separate the boys from the men :) (men being the ones that use these) Got it in a trade from Chris (CUtz) and I remember he said he paid $140 for it so I'm going to ask for the sam...
by dada
Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: 8/8 W&B Robert Williams' work!
Replies: 2
Views: 521

True, that - you don't want to slip with this one... even though a "flimsy" 5/8 can also cut you very well, haha

Thanks!
Ivo
by dada
Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: 8/8 W&B Robert Williams' work!
Replies: 2
Views: 521

FS: 8/8 W&B Robert Williams' work!

SOLD - THANKS! Alas, I've decided to let this hero of a razor go - haven't used it in over a year... Meatchopper For Barber's Use - but the etch was lost in the restoration, I guess Robert dressed it in really nice horn scales (as these razors must be, in my opinion) and used the adjustable pins so...
by dada
Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: real tortoise Keen Kutter shave-ready
Replies: 0
Views: 373

FS: real tortoise Keen Kutter shave-ready

PENDING - THANKS! This one should make someone really happy :shock: Beautiful real tortoise scales, just a coupe of minor imperfections Hayabusa 5/8 blade with some wear and a couple of micro-pitting spots but still very nice shave-ready: great performer - just about 10/10 Very collectable brand wi...
by dada
Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: New "Old" Solingen Straight Razor NIC- Looking for
Replies: 9
Views: 2281

The photog may just be somewhat unskilled, and who knows what equipment she's using...

Can't be that bad, as Michael said - there's no major rust problems, and no big dings either. If there are small chips / microchips a reasonably skilled enthusiast should be able to fix these

Cheers
Ivo
by dada
Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: New Age Wade & Butcher Resto, Finished!
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

9/8 eh? :lol: Nice work Very interesting, especially the lack of a wedge. I have only one razor w/ such scales (acrylic, no wedge) in a slightly different implementation: one piece, just bent at butt end I do prefer horn on these old English blades to keep them close to the original, but I still app...
by dada
Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS- Yardley Black Label Shave Soap and Talc *SOLD*
Replies: 10
Views: 1796

Jeremy, Yes, I also am surprised that you've had no nibbles on this. Nice stuff. If funds weren't so short, and space at such a premium, I'd be tempted to buy these myself.....I'd especially like to have the talc, to tell you the truth. Regards, Gordon Gordon, I was going to offer to split the lot ...
by dada
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: When to move onto Straight Razors?
Replies: 11
Views: 2475

Re: SE in between DE and straight razors

Good evening fellow wet shavers, ... snip... There is no necessity at all to move from DEs to straights. Although, status-wise, those shaving with straight razors are considered to be at the top of the shaving pyramid (dry shavers at its bottom, following by users of system razors, then DEs and SEs...
by dada
Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Maestro Livi finally conquered
Replies: 47
Views: 9793

Good to hear the shaves are improving!

As Michael said, I have spend many, many hours honing some razors. I'd even say that what you describe seems "normal" to me LOL

Cheers
Ivo
by dada
Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Taylor Eye <> Witness shave-ready
Replies: 0
Views: 319

FS: Taylor Eye <> Witness shave-ready

SOLD - THANKS! Hi guys, Here's a very desirable / collectable razor, another one that members have talked about, and this model is not too common. hollow ground but not flexible, I'd say quite stiff good 6/8 size jimps for improved grip nice 3-pin scales (one of the relatively few Sheffield blades ...
by dada
Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: When to move onto Straight Razors?
Replies: 11
Views: 2475

I had a stint with DEs but that's not a requirement.

What will help from the DE world:
>solid prep technique
>stretching
>knowing your grain pattern

Other than these, straights are fairly different. I'd recommend you start immediately :lol:

Good luck
Ivo
by dada
Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Fixing an uneven strop
Replies: 12
Views: 2405

I've soaked a few vintage strops, with varying degrees of success Use this as an opportunity to practice and learn (as you intended :)) - soak it in the tub (may bleed, btw), then lay flat to dry. When completely dry, condition and you may be good to go. Or, then you may still want to sand, pumice, ...
by dada
Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: New "Old" Solingen Straight Razor NIC- Looking for
Replies: 9
Views: 2281

I've sen then snapped at this price before.

Even think one got sold for more. Can't remember if it was on SRP or B&B though

Cheers
Ivo
by dada
Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: New Waterville
Replies: 8
Views: 1829

Nortons in particular seem to need relatively frequent lapping - sometimes you may be surprised how far from flat they become, sneaky bastards Next time you have a problem honing a blade, one of the first things I can recommend is to check for flatness with a pencil grid (aside from blade warps, mic...
by dada
Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The next step "backwards"
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

LOL - I didn't think Vikings shaved much... Anyway, one more vote on another razor. This Dovo has a bad balance too, the MOP is too heavy. I myself am not a fan of stainless, with the exception of some Friodurs. Carbon steel may stain, and TIs in general seem to stain more than others, not sure why....