What to do with a gift?

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What to do with a gift?

Post by function » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:15 am

So a friend of mine that I got into wetshaving gifted me a straight (presumably from an amazon kit). The scales are pretty, but the blade has no markings, which makes me think it is of questionable quality.
I heave read enough on forums to know it is probably a blade of Pakistani origin that is more commonly used by ladies of the night in self defense than it is by shavers, but it is still a thoughtful gift.
The question is, what do I do with the razor? Do I try to hone it and use it? Do I display it to look at the pretty scales? Do I get a new(perhaps antique/vintage) blade put in it?

Thoughts and suggestions are appreciated.
Nick




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Post by whitebar » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:52 am

Use it as a letter opener?
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Post by drmoss_ca » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:03 pm

If it is a Pakistani razor, you may have less mail to read.

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Post by matt321 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:51 pm

Hone it. There is a small chance it will shave ok.

Usually they do not, so consider it a challenge. 8)

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Post by bernards66 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:52 pm

Discreetly put it away somewhere, and unload it ( one way or another at a later date )? That's what I've tended to do with gifts of colognes and soaps that I know I'll never wear/use.
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Post by drmoss_ca » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:20 pm

Wouldn't be ethical to sell such a dog.

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