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    Steel crazy after all these years RayG's Avatar
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    Default The Gentleman's Set

    From pairs to seven day sets, heck maybe there were baker's dozens. Let's see those glorious shaving sets once owned by discerning gentlemen from decades past.



    Mine is a four day Mappin & Webb, Celebrated Sheffield Hollow Ground, with ebony scales. The blades are marked "Special Steel." I am not sure what that means, but from what I have read, it was supposed to be a harder type of steel the manufacturer used. The set comes in a slim wooden case with brass bolsters and hardware. The dividers are leather. The green satin and felt liners are worn, and maybe someday I will re-line the box. Or not.

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    Love the crisp writing on the blade.
    Really jumps out at me.
    Tom
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    Beautiful looking razor set. And I agree on the great looking etching. ENJOY!
    Having Fun Shaving

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    I'm jealous! Beautiful set.
    I strop my razor with my eyes closed.

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    Let's try kick starting this club! I'd love to see more razor porn here.

    I put this set of Bokers is in another club a while ago and feel it would make a nice addition here also. Scales are Ivory, no cracks, no chips and no breakage.
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    Default Charles Pickslays seven day razor set.

    This is a seven day set with the inscription on the shank reading:
    Charles Pickslays
    Peruvian Steel
    Sheffield
    The scales on the handle are made of ivory. The blade holder in
    the handle is steel covered in German silver. All of the blades are
    in excellent condition.
    Each one of the blades, which are engraved with the days of the week,
    snap into the handle and are released by pushing on the small button.
    This set dates back to the 1830’s.
    This set is exactly as I received it. I have done nothing to it.
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    if anything has been abnormal for a long enough period it then becomes normal.

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    WOW!
    The pictures are breathtaking!

    WHAT A PIECE OF HISTORY

    Congratulations to you
    Tom

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    My 7-day set: Silver Steel by John Barber

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    Clavichord! You mean man! Stop showing up gorgeus pieces like that......wow....oh dear, have to change underwear, got a little excited....
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    Clavicord that is one nice set, I am jealous. Where did you get it?

    Bill
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