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    This is the very first straight razor I ever owned. I won it on eBay & I didn't know what to look for at the time other than the fact that Wade & Butcher's were a good straight razor to have. I'll never get rid of it, it's a nice straight. I love the W&B bow razors. It has slight hone wear but not bad at all for it's age. I don't know if that is the original box for this razor since it isn't the "Famous Keen Shaving BOW Razor". It does have a date on it, Christmas 1892 but the razor itself is pre 1891. If you don't have your first straight anymore then show us the one you've had the longest!
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    Wade Wingfield and Rowbotham, ward bros federal

    An Australian, from the 1850's. picked it up from a swap meet.
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    my first razor was a DOVO SS , I think I used it the day I got it , bought a BOKER SS the next day and like it better so the DOVO sat for a while until it was used again ..lol



    I think this is one ive had the longest .. cant remember for sure but its either this one or the Spanish point Greaves I have in another thread

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    Mine was a vintage Shapleigh. Have honed and gifted it to a friend later on.

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    My first was a Dovo 5/8 Best Quality, learned on that one and a few others as I found my way.

    But what I consider to be my first real straight, that still to this day is my favourite razor, and started my on-going admiration for all things Sheffield, was this Wade and Butcher, 9/8, Celebrated Hollow Ground Razor,For Barbers Use, spike point in black horn. It is always a treat to use this blade and it delivers everytime.

    It completes me.

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    My first this go around, 30 years ago with no internet I tryed with a POS like a Gold Dollar and I thought I could hone it ,, so when I came back around, I bought this Dovo Best from SRD , broke the scales , and a very nice guy( Bill, Pixelfixed, ya he can be nice Lol) offered to fix it.

    Well now I still have it, I don't do round points any more , and I have fallen into the Custom razor world, but I have the only Ivory Scaled Dovo best Quality on Mother Earth! So I keep it and take it out every now and , because with a Gssixgun edge , it's still a great shaver! Plus I had to have one of Bills brushes, man that's another hole I've slipped into, I might have more than most people of his and Walleyemans brushes. The AD,s are something else. Tc
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    the frameback on the left is the razor I have had the longest, though not my first, that was a broeker bros (? Spelling) in bone that I bought from os, that's now been passed on. Technically the frameback isn't mine anymore as i swapped it with a friend who still has to give me their mailing address (they moved overseas)
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    Hey phrank - do you recognise the other two?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferroburak View Post
    Mine was a vintage Shapleigh. Have honed and gifted it to a friend later on.
    Shapleigh's are good razors. They were were/are very popular straights. Since you don't have it anymore, show us the one you've had the longest.
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    My first, circa 1981 (?) from a mall retail Hoffritz store. Used for 6 months then stored until I found SRP in 2013 and had it honed by Lynn after I bought my Aust 5/8 from SRD, so I had a reference! So my RAD was dormant for more than 30 years! Not any more
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