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  • Keep the Two-line

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  • Keep the Three-line

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  • One Is as good as the other

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    Incidere in dimidium Cangooner's Avatar
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    Hi all,

    I recently acquired a Swaty barber hone as part of an ebay lot, and as I already have a Swaty, I would like to gift one of them to a colleague. Partly because he's a great guy, and partly out of guilt for having dragged him into the sordid little world of straight shaving.

    So my question is a simple one, if you had two Swatys and wanted to give one away, which would you keep? One is a three-line, one is a two-line and they are both in more or less the same condition.

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    The text reads:

    On the left

    Franz Swaty
    Marburg, Austria

    On the right

    Franz Swaty
    Wahring bei Wien
    (Austria)



    Please help me out of my decision-making crisis!
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    It was in original condition, faded red, well-worn, but nice.
    This was and still is my favorite combination; beautiful, original, and worn.
    -Neil Young

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    Well i should look at all of mine and see which one is more common.
    Yea i agree this hobby got me to willing spend so much many with
    the idea it's a steal. lol.

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    opps it the apart one that i have three of.
    i only got one swaty cann't help ya find out which is more common.

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    No worries - thanks for checking!
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    It was in original condition, faded red, well-worn, but nice.
    This was and still is my favorite combination; beautiful, original, and worn.
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    Keep the one that calls you the most. B.T.W. a 3 line swaty actually says "THREE LINE" on it. Most people think it's just cause it carrys 3 lines of text.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coachmike View Post
    Keep the one that calls you the most. B.T.W. a 3 line swaty actually says "THREE LINE" on it. Most people think it's just cause it carrys 3 lines of text.
    Without wanting to open the can of worms that is Swaty history (!) I thought the ones that said 'Three Line' were so named to capitalize on the popularity of the ones with three lines of text. ??

    My problem is that I really like both of them, but want to help out a friend, hence my quandry.

    It was in original condition, faded red, well-worn, but nice.
    This was and still is my favorite combination; beautiful, original, and worn.
    -Neil Young

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    Unless I'm badly mistaken the only difference is the number of lines of text. So keep whichever one looks/works best for you ...... or give the gift of the best of the two,

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    Well imho it all depends on how you feel towards your friend..in that I mean if I got someone into shaving with straights and I really liked and admired them..or if I was truly looking to mentor them, I would give that person the better of the two..you're experience and skill well make up for the lesser stone and make that persona life a little easier in maintenance..

    My two cents.
    I did not vote because I know nothing about either stone.
    I hope in your mind you choose well and not by popular opinion..(not trying to sound cruel our demean any ones vote)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cangooner View Post
    Without wanting to open the can of worms that is Swaty history (!) I thought the ones that said 'Three Line' were so named to capitalize on the popularity of the ones with three lines of text. ??

    My problem is that I really like both of them, but want to help out a friend, hence my quandry.
    Here is a blast from the past dealing with some history ...... enjoy .... Swaty provenance
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    From what i have read, the three line is the better of the two, but since you have possibly sold his very soul, you should let him pick as recompense, and send the other to me as punishment.

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