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Vintage Straight Razor with Two Vintage Razor Strops and Original Hard Boxes

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Before King C. Gillette revolutionized things with his “safety” razors about a hundred years ago, every man shaved with a “straight” (and absolutely non-‘safety’) razor that opened like folding knives do today.  Because these “straight” razors had only one non-disposable blade, a man had to use a hand- held “strop” to keep his razor sharp.  Today, you can find a good many of these vintage straight razors for sale.  But you’ll find few if any of the strops that were used to sharpen these razors, because strops almost always wore out and were disposed of.  This set include both a fine-looking straight razor and a large strop with oval handle, each in its original fitted carrying case.  The straight razor’s steel blade is stamped with the much-desired “SHEFFIELD” name. It’s fitted sliding case shows the manufacturer’s name, its German location, and the razor’s original price of $3.50 (about INSERT today).  The strop’s fitted slide-in container original box indicates the manufacturer’s name and location, the model number, and its 1892 patent date.  This set also includes: (1) a small “travel” strop that winds up to fit into a traveling man’s luggage and; (2) a genuine BARBASOL jar, the brand and kind of shaving gear that a man who used a straight razor might have patted on to make the blade slide smoother.  This will make a hugely arresting antique display for any room, den, man cave, etc.  Just $195 OBO
Before King C. Gillette revolutionized things with his “safety” razors about a hundred years ago, every man shaved with a “straight” (and absolutely non-‘safety’) razor that opened like folding knives do today.  Because these “straight” razors had only one non-disposable blade, a man had to use a hand- held “strop” to keep his razor sharp.  Today, you can find a good many of these vintage straight razors for sale.  But you’ll find few if any of the strops that were used to sharpen these razors, because strops almost always wore out and were disposed of.  This set include both a fine-looking straight razor and a large strop with oval handle, each in its original fitted carrying case.  The straight razor’s steel blade is stamped with the much-desired “SHEFFIELD” name. It’s fitted sliding case shows the manufacturer’s name, its German location, and the razor’s original price of $3.50 (about INSERT today).  The strop’s fitted slide-in container original box indicates the manufacturer’s name and location, the model number, and its 1892 patent date.  This set also includes: (1) a small “travel” strop that winds up to fit into a traveling man’s luggage and; (2) a genuine BARBASOL jar, the brand and kind of shaving gear that a man who used a straight razor might have patted on to make the blade slide smoother.  This will make a hugely arresting antique display for any room, den, man cave, etc.  Just $195 OBO

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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed by reta
4 out of 5 stars
Jan 3, 2018
Really cool jacket but again, as with the other item I bought from you, there are WAY TOO many animal hairs embedded in the fibers. Hope we can work to get this cleaned better.
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Reviewed by reta
4 out of 5 stars
Jan 3, 2018
Great jacket, but has WAY too many dog/cat hairs embedded in the fibers, all over it. Cleaners can't even get most out! But we shall try at home.
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Reviewed by Chris Cain
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 22, 2017
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Vintage Straight Razor with Two Vintage Razor Strops and Original Hard Boxes

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