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    Default Tomb of the Unknown Razor

    A club for those unmarked razors that need attention as well

    I'm sure I'm not the only one that has a few razors that deifies being identified. Be they unmarked or stamps that go nowhere.

    Maybe even have a chance to ID some of these blades from their exposure
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    The top one looks like a W&B that just sold on ebay, Item number:200476753353, here. I wanted him but the spirit was willing that the wallet is weak. The stub tails frequently have undecipherable nomenclature IME. Nice pair.
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    I have seen Greaves and Joesph Elliot razors that closely match the first one. The second looks like a Roberts Warranted that I have, but I have seen many old razors that look like that one.

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    Man, too many in both of those styles to really KNOW who made them! It will probably remain a mystery- which isn't a bad thing!

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    These are the only things I got to go on lol Narrows it down to somewhere on this planet These may never be ID's but I don't care they are great razors

    I just thought it would be a cool club for those that don't have a club of their own
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    I think this one might have been a Geneva...
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    Aha ! I have one that belongs to this club ! I though it was a Boker, but alas !!

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    It says "MBC special" on one side of the tang, & "Made in Solignen Germany" on the other, and "426" is also stamped.

    Can't wait to hone it & give it a try.

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    Hey DC -- sorry I missed this thread.

    Just won a razor like the first one you posted. One of my first heavy wedges and I just need to finish pinning it and honing it before use. Gonna post some before/after pics eventually, but for now here's the eBay image (item: 220610729902):



    Pressed horn scales that say Geo. Savage & Sons -- after unpinning it my amateur opinion is that these scales are original to the razor. Also got a decent Pipe and a tiny Temperite in the auction to boot.

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    Oh dear you unpinned the Savage? Savages are quite rare, as the company only existed for a few brief years in the 1840's. I have never seen one in pressed horn scales, indeed I have seen only a handful of their razors and have had only three in my possession. Temperites are something of a mystery to me - I know some were made by Case, but I had one that said something to the extent of Forged in England or some such and did not have any stamping by Case; perhaps a transfer of trademarks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by holli4pirating View Post
    Oh dear you unpinned the Savage? Savages are quite rare, as the company only existed for a few brief years in the 1840's. I have never seen one in pressed horn scales, indeed I have seen only a handful of their razors and have had only three in my possession. Temperites are something of a mystery to me - I know some were made by Case, but I had one that said something to the extent of Forged in England or some such and did not have any stamping by Case; perhaps a transfer of trademarks?
    The Case says "25 | Temperite | Trade Mark" on the front of the tang, and on the rear it says "Made In U.S.A. | By Case". But this is a discussion for another thread.

    The Savage was fun and you've inspired me to pin it tonight and take pics before honing and shaving with it. I just posted details and various before/after pics in The Gallery here:
    http://www.straightrazorplace.com/fo...vage-sons.html

    Here's a teaser to amend my previous picture taken from eBay -- tang was unmarked before I did anything to it:

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