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    I love/hate coming to this thread because it's just covet covet covet all day long.

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    I've only been shaving for a few weeks and I've already have a bad case of RAD. Just sent an email to Williams to get a price quote. Already have the money saved and now just looking for details. Can't wait.

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    Robert is a gentleman and a scholar. Ever since I picked up his massive gleaming razor with hippo ivory scales, I've yet to put it down. Which has made sleeping rather awkward. But my shaves utterly superlative.

    Hopefully I'll be getting my new custom from Robert in the next few months, and when I do, I'll proudly post the photos. All I'll say by way of a tease is it's something no one's seen before.

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    I received a package from Mr Williams today!!! Robert is a great guy to deal with and more then a pleasure to talk "razors" to. I have read about his quality and workmanship, I must tell you it's even better in person.
    Now for the details.
    13/16 full hollow - pre-ban ivory - linked arrow filework - Spanish Point, ebony wedge.
    The shave was unbelievable and smooth. I think it was Ray that wrote about Robert's extra hollow razors and he was right. simply awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coachmike View Post
    I received a package from Mr Williams today!!! Robert is a great guy to deal with and more then a pleasure to talk "razors" to. I have read about his quality and workmanship, I must tell you it's even better in person.
    Now for the details.
    13/16 full hollow - pre-ban ivory - linked arrow filework - Spanish Point, ebony wedge.
    The shave was unbelievable and smooth. I think it was Ray that wrote about Robert's extra hollow razors and he was right. simply awesome.
    Wow, really nice Mike. I love the ivory scales.

    Jordan

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    Got my first Williams Friday. It is second hand, but who cares.


    This is a full wedge, oblique point, hammered tang and tail, worked spine, thumb notched mirror polished blade scaled in pre-ban Ivory with a brass wedge and adjustable pins and an extended tail.


    I can tell by the style that is an older razor. It still has that slightly rough look but just adds to the manly primal battle axe look and feel of the razor. The blade is massive. Aside being 8/8, it is thick, over 1/8 inch wide at the spine and is very heavy in the hand.


    I gave it a full run on the stones to refresh the edge. Very nice shaving razor and it looks super. The white ivory scales contrast the blade style nicely. Got another Williams forge fresh on the way to compliment this one.
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    Here is my first Robert Williams razor and entry into the club. It is a 13/16", 1/4 hollow with micarta scales.
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    My first Robert Willians Custom
    8/8 Carbon Steel Quarter Hollow Ground Square Point
    - Maroon linen Micarta scales


    Shaves great too.


    "Cheap Tools Is Misplaced Economy. Always buy the best and highest grade of razors, hones and strops. Then you are prepared to do the best work."
    - Napoleon LeBlanc, 1895

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    Got this one a few weeks ago. 8/8 barber notch, mirror finish, hollow grind in abalone. Having an old razor and a new razor, I can say that while both are nice, you can clearly see the effect of experieance on the newer razor. I think it shaves better as well.
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    Default solid MOP scales

    Here is mine.. solid laminated mother of pearl
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