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    A 5/8” Sheffield Straight Razor by Marples & Co. NR - eBay (item 320517712150 end time Apr-22-10 10:05:00 PDT)

    A bit of background on this one. My last name is Marple. According to my Dad, our last name comes from a town named Marple near Sheffield. I had to pick this one up just for the name.

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    If you must know Marple is here its not even in the same county as Sheffield i'm afraid

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    I'm not sure that it really matters. Probably made with Sheffield steel and manufactured in Marple. I've only seen the beehive with D. Peres razors. If I saw a razor with my name on it I'd buy it too. Nice score.

    Quote Originally Posted by ianp1966 View Post
    If you must know Marple is here its not even in the same county as Sheffield i'm afraid

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    Marple is the maker's name, not the town there the razor was made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianp1966 View Post
    If you must know Marple is here its not even in the same county as Sheffield i'm afraid

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    I think my Dad was talking in generalities with me. He has traveled a fair amount in the UK and I have not, so I think he was just throwing out the "closest" city given my limited knowledge.

    Thanks for the site!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonusmarple View Post
    I think my Dad was talking in generalities with me. He has traveled a fair amount in the UK and I have not, so I think he was just throwing out the "closest" city given my limited knowledge.

    Thanks for the site!
    Thats alright as far as i can remember Marple is quite a nice town. Oh and i share my name with a professor who lives in Edinburgh, not as unique as i thought i was, still interesting all the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianp1966 View Post
    Thats alright as far as i can remember Marple is quite a nice town. Oh and i share my name with a professor who lives in Edinburgh, not as unique as i thought i was, still interesting all the same

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    On a side note, I am headed to Glasgow in June for work. Always a good opportunity to see more of the UK!

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    I live in Cheshire, Manchester which is not far from Marple. While Marple is not in the same county as Sheffield, it is within about 30 miles (50km) which is not exactly far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scipio View Post
    I live in Cheshire, Manchester which is not far from Marple. While Marple is not in the same county as Sheffield, it is within about 30 miles (50km) which is not exactly far.
    Also, we currently live in Texas. Anything under 150 miles is considered "close"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonusmarple View Post
    Also, we currently live in Texas. Anything under 150 miles is considered "close"
    i was waiting for this reply - as i dont have a car i always think close is walking distance
    We're only a small island !

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