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    Quote Originally Posted by BWH1980 View Post
    Thank you gentleman. I have a bit of a better understanding now as to labels. For collectors it makes sense, even from a honers standpoint it would make sense. If they hand selected for quality. So from the standpoint of they selected for quality, do the private label Escher command a higher price? Or is it just the Escher label?


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    Well that's very hard to say. If you have the $ by all means use them. But really what is a good hone? For me, that's a fast hone. I like to hone, but I'll like to finish a razor in less then 30 min.

    I like soft hones, and the soapy feedback they provide.

    I like a smooth finish, when shaving. I don't care about mirror finish.

    Having many thüringians and 5-8 Eschers, I can tell you exactly which ones the best.

    One two-toned one, and a green bout, and finally a labelled Escher.

    These three are by far better, then the other labeled Eschers.

    And I would have paid top dollars for them.

    If I should use 4-500$ on a hone, I'll try it first.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BWH1980 View Post
    Thank you gentleman. I have a bit of a better understanding now as to labels. For collectors it makes sense, even from a honers standpoint it would make sense. If they hand selected for quality. So from the standpoint of they selected for quality, do the private label Escher command a higher price? Or is it just the Escher label?


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    Its also a Factor of rareness of the different types of stones manufactured during different periods....this means special Editions produced like the Barbers Delight or the Barbers Gem or Stones in huge sizes around 10" or above are another factor building up a high price....as rarer the item the more $$ the market request....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BWH1980 View Post
    Thank you gentleman. I have a bit of a better understanding now as to labels. For collectors it makes sense, even from a honers standpoint it would make sense. If they hand selected for quality. So from the standpoint of they selected for quality, do the private label Escher command a higher price? Or is it just the Escher label?


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    IME the most often seen Eschers were the 7"x1&5/8"X3/4" (IIRC) and of those the yellow/green were the most desirable. The blue/green was more often seen. The light green was somewhat scarce, and I've only seen one 'grau' (green). The dark blue was the least sought after, and not uncommon, though they are good hones IME. The boxed Barber's Delight became the grail amongst the Eschers. They are 6x2&1/2x7/8" IIRC. There is also the Barber's Gem as well as others that are similar, if not identical. Those seem to have been the most sought after by razor honers. The really large ones, I think 10", or maybe 12", in a wood fitted case, with a 4" slurry stone (also in the fitted case) are scarce and bring big $. I've never had one.
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    Very good to know thank you gentleman.

    Doing a bit of looking around to expand my knowledge. Found a link to an old thread you made JimmyHAD. None of the pictures come up, but you stated you would load them to the wiki so headed there now. It was titled" Escher boxes and other distinguishing marks"


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    Quote Originally Posted by BWH1980 View Post
    Very good to know thank you gentleman.

    Doing a bit of looking around to expand my knowledge. Found a link to an old thread you made JimmyHAD. None of the pictures come up, but you stated you would load them to the wiki so headed there now. It was titled" Escher boxes and other distinguishing marks"


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    Dunno why no pix showed up. Here are some of them ;

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    and some others ..............

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    Awesome thank you! I think some of the problems I've been having, is do to the fact I've been using Tapatalk. I'm logged in to the website now, wow it's a whole different world lol

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    Man that Tapatalk app was killing my whole experience with this place. doorsch I now see why you were so adamant in the other thread, my apologies I did not know you are who you are. I will be watching those tonight thank you!

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    Heading up to Hamburg in three weeks where three follow up companies had its business running during different time periods...one of those has quite good amounts of still available documents which can be researched....booked four files for further more research, haha this gets funny having 6 hours time for 4 files you dont know the number of pages *laughs*
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