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Inherited a Bunch of Straight Razors

Postby NathanG » Thu May 29, 2014 6:02 am

Hi, sorry to bother everyone with my 1st post but i recently inherited 9 straight razors that i have no use for. They belonged to my great uncle who died over 25years ago and more recently my aunt died leaving them to me.

Here they are..

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I have no use for these at all. Is it best throwing them for sale on here or ebay (i have no idea what their worth at all), if i do sell them is it worth selling them separately or as a job lot or just keeping hold of them if they have no value.

They are....
The Gotta Razor 120 4/8
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Ed.Wusthof-Solingen Dreizackwerk 116
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Giesen & Forsthoff Timor Blue Steel 150 6/8
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Puma 1938 5/8
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Original Bartman 30 5/8 I have 5 of these.
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Thanks for your time guys.
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Re: Inherited a Bunch of Straight Razors

Postby EL Alamein » Thu May 29, 2014 6:25 am

Hello, Nathan.

Well, I would normally suggest trashing them, but I see at least a sliver of redeeming value in one or two so I'll give you $5.00 a piece for the whole lot of them. :D

Seriously, these are nice razors that will command a good price at auction. They are not in great shape but in restorable shape for the collector and in very usable condition for anyone who just wants to clean them, hone them and use them. My advice is to sell them one at a time on ebay to get the maximum value out of them.

Best of luck!

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Re: Inherited a Bunch of Straight Razors

Postby NathanG » Thu May 29, 2014 6:33 am

Thats awesome news, thanks. I won't use them myself as i'm a committed beard grower lol.

I pretty sure the last time they were used was more than likely around 25+ years ago. I don't think the TIMOR Blue Steel razor has ever been used as it still has a cover on it and there's oil all over the 'blade' I think the reason some of them may not be in the best of condition is they've just been kept in a box in the attic for the entire duration of this time. It was only by chance i found them whilst clearing out a bunch of stuff including his WW2 uniform and stuff like his WW2 shaving kit.
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Re: Inherited a Bunch of Straight Razors

Postby jww » Thu May 29, 2014 6:53 am

Beautiful razors --- you seriously aren't keeping them for at least sentimental reasons? I am not much of a straight aficionado, but there are many on the forum who are. I expect you will have little problem selling them here. Thanks for posting all those fabulous pictures. Some of them are very clean indeed, and probably only need a good honing to be shave-worthy.

I'll be interested in hearing from those in the know more about the contents of this collection and what use they might be.
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Re: Inherited a Bunch of Straight Razors

Postby drmoss_ca » Thu May 29, 2014 12:34 pm

Sorry that the thread is locked, Nathan. We require a member to have 25 posts before selling on this site (and in the correct forum too), and one of our moderators quickly spotted that this is really a post to sell the razors. I agree with Chris above that these are razors worth the effort of selling for best value - don't misunderstand me; they are good razors, but not rare or especially valuable. You should expect $30 to $50 for each except for the rusty ones. I would place them on eBay and join straightrazorplace.com and announce there that they are for sale (you might need to check on the etiquette there for announcing razors for sale on the Bay. But if you want a much better idea, you could decide to keep them and learn to use a straight. It would be hard to find a better way to honour your great uncle.

I'll unlock this thread now so that it can continue—just remember you can't sell them here unless you make 25 posts repenting your bearded ways!

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Re: Inherited a Bunch of Straight Razors

Postby pundi64 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:51 pm

NathanG wrote:Hi, sorry to bother everyone with my 1st post but i recently inherited 9 straight razors that i have no use for. They belonged to my great uncle who died over 25years ago and more recently my aunt died leaving them to me.

Here they are..

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I have no use for these at all. Is it best throwing them for sale on here or ebay (i have no idea what their worth at all), if i do sell them is it worth selling them separately or as a job lot or just keeping hold of them if they have no value.

They are....
The Gotta Razor 120 4/8
Image

Ed.Wusthof-Solingen Dreizackwerk 116
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Giesen & Forsthoff Timor Blue Steel 150 6/8
Image

Puma 1938 5/8
Image

Original Bartman 30 5/8 I have 5 of these.
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Thanks for your time guys.


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