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Puma INOX razor

Postby brothers » Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:36 pm

Immediately after getting my first Puma 89 and posting about it here, I stumbled onto a second Puma 7/8, this time an INOX (stainless) razor from a Japanese seller. At an extremely fair price, I should add. The icing on the cake was the edge on this pristine razor. I stropped it well, and my reward was one of the unexpectedly best and closest, smoothest shaves in a long time. I anticipate posting a photo in the near future. {watch this space :) ]
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Re: Puma INOX razor

Postby Oscar11 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:14 am

Another very nice find. I enjoy using Inox steel to shave with. I'll be looking forward to seeing the pic.
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Re: Puma INOX razor

Postby brothers » Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:09 pm

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Re: Puma INOX razor

Postby brothers » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:18 pm

This is one of my most treasured straight razors. The band of black foam rubber had deteriorated and had to be removed. I replaced it with a strip of leather which turned out great except I either used the wrong glue (contact cement) or didn't use enough glue, or both. I enjoy projects of this nature, so I'm going to take another crack at it. I'll try to find time in the near future. If it turns out well I'll post some new photos. Wish me luck!
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Re: Puma INOX razor

Postby Sho'Nuff » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:25 am

That's a dandy razor my man. Keeping the RAD in check while I save for a finishing stone, but Puma is on my "next 5 SR" purchase list.
Congrats =D>
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Re: Puma INOX razor

Postby brothers » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:52 am

Welcome to SMF! I'm looking forward to your participation.
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Re: Puma INOX razor

Postby EL Alamein » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:35 pm

Gary, that's a beautiful blade. Don't know how I missed it first time you posted, been rather busy the last year so maybe that's why. I wish you a lifetime of pleasurable shaves with it.

Any idea what year it was produced?

I've seen a lot of old Puma's for sale on the 'bay etc and Puma is one of the blades I never got a hold of but would like to. I am leery of modern productions or outright fakes so I shy away every time because of the shear volume of them.

What's your take and do you have any way of finding a genuine one from say the 1930's?

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Re: Puma INOX razor

Postby brothers » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:52 pm

Chris, it's probably from the '60s. The neat thing about it is the fact that it is 7/8, even though the foam rubber on the shank was deteriorated it's apparently NOS if blade and scales condition is any indicator. This was the last straight razor I bought when I stopped a couple of years ago. I had just found a 7/8 Puma Special No. 68 (might be an 89 if I look at it from the south instead of the north :shock: ) at about the same time.
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Re: Puma INOX razor

Postby EL Alamein » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:06 pm

Gary, good stuff at any rate. Enjoy!

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