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    Quote Originally Posted by hi_bud_gl View Post
    I was wondering about that too, Sham. I thought I saw it as a buy it now for $165 earlier. It looks nice, but I'm not nearly knowledgeable enough about Japanese razors to buy them without having someone say "buy this and you'll be happy"

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    Paul
    i was exactly in same boat as you are. i have never own one. i wanted have it and always a little higher price then i afford it. This one wasn't so bad as i saw it i just click to buy it now. When i get to know and have a little more knowledge about them i am sure i can be helpful.
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    I am certainly not knowledgeable in this area - have relied on JimR and OLD_SCHOOL to supply me with some nice japanese razors, however I would take a wild guess that if the razor is in fact from the 40's you should be happy with it. I would still be interested to hear what someone knowledgeable says about my time-based theory, and also who made it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hi_bud_gl View Post
    Paul
    i was exactly in same boat as you are. i have never own one. i wanted have it and always a little higher price then i afford it. This one wasn't so bad as i saw it i just click to buy it now. When i get to know and have a little more knowledge about them i am sure i can be helpful.
    Congratulations! You won't regret it! Please post up when you get a chance as I look forward to it

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    The box lid reads, I think:
    優 yuu, subereru - superior, excel

    X (can't read)


    製 bessei - special make

    御 o - honorific


    合 ukeai - guarantee, contract


    刀 kamisori - Japanese razor


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    The razor itself:
    工乃 ?

    X (can't read)
    塲 ba, jou - field, part of a name?


    別 tokubetsu - special


    今 (variant of 請合?) ukeai - guarantee

    The four large characters inside the box:

    床 toko - bed, tatami, but '床屋' tokoya means barber(shop)
    向 muke - directed towards, suitability
    -> together: 'for barbers' use'?


    刀 kamisori, Japanese razor

    The three smaller kanji below that:
    品製特 tokuseihin (read from right to left) - specially made article, custom

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    Wow, that's really pretty. Impressive, too, that only 9 visitors saw the page before you bought it.

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