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    I just ordered a vintage G&T on eBay that is in good condition with a 5/8" round tip and is extra hollow, and was wondering if it would be any good after having it honed. This will be my first "real" straight razor as I have been using a dovo shavette for a couple of months and feel ready to move up.

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    Vintage ones are great when in good condition.
    I have heard of issues with the new ones, however.
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    Tom is correct. The condition is everything and as long as it is in good shape and well honed it will be a great razor.
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    I have a vintage one that when I got it at a local auction I picked it up & didn't realize the hinge pin was loose & it about cut my thumb off. It had come from a Barber shop in Monticello IL that closed during WW-2 when the Barber was drafted. Great razor!

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    Can you post a picture of it?
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