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    To start the new year I decided to take the plunge and get into straight shaving. I went with a sight unseen (regular) from Larry at Whipped Dog. I just shaved before it arrived so while I wait to use it (it came honed and will pop hairs off my forearm) I have been trying to identify the make. It is marked "Black Diamont", "E. A. Co.", "Made in Germany", "S. Slone". I think the latter may be added from a previous user? If anyone can tell me more about the origins of this razor (make, year range) I would appreciate it. Looking forward to joining you all in this hobby/journey/calling! Very helpful place this.
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    Welcome aboard mate
    I can't help with the st8 but am sure someone will pipe up soon with some info
    Have heard Larry puts a nice edge of his blades so you should enjoy
    Remember DONT strop it for your first shave, so you know how it should feel and don't kill the edge learning to strop
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    I'd guess that S Slone was probably the retailer of the razor. A lot of hardware companies / retailers had the razors that they sold branded with their name. E.A. Co will be the maker. Sorry, I can't help you with any information on them.

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    Just found this link on Etsy for a similar razor which also has the "S. Slone" marking:

    Little Man Black Diamont Straight Razor

    The Razor:
    Circa 1900s-40s. Great Condition. E.A. Company. Black Diamont. Made in Germany. No chips or cracks to the bone handle. Rust free. Slight oxidation. Blade has been sharpened but not recommended for shaving without proper restoration.
    2 3/4" blade edge length. 5 1/2" handle length. 9 3/4" open length.

    The gentleman who shaves with this razor:
    Carlos "The Little Man" Marcello (February 6, 1910-March 3, 1993) was a Sicilian-American mafioso who became the boss of the New Orleans crime family, during the 1940s and held this position for the next 30 years. Rumor has it that Marcello was somewhat involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He may be small (Marcello and Black Diamont) but little can be deadly. Be careful!

    Would still like to find out more about "E. A. Co." and "S. Slone"...
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    It seems that everyone was "somewhat involved" in the Kennedy assassination. I was only a couple years old but my connection had something to do with the Lone Ranger. For that reason, both his and my razors are more valuable.

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    Yeah, pretty sure my razor is not the same as this one, unless it significantly wore out more between this Etsy sale and getting to Larry. I just loved that description and had to add it here. That said, I guess few of us will know about the lives of men who shaved before us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    It seems that everyone was "somewhat involved" in the Kennedy assassination. I was only a couple years old but my connection had something to do with the Lone Ranger. For that reason, both his and my razors are more valuable.
    My deceased uncle, Thomas Eli Davis III 1936-1973, is mentioned in every book about who shot John.
    Thomas Davis
    Therefore, my razors are now PRICELESS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wullie View Post
    My deceased uncle, Thomas Eli Davis III 1937-1973, is mentioned in every book about who shot John. Therefore, my razors are now PRICELESS.

    Steve Wilson

    I worked with Justin Steven 'Steve' Wilson for years. I knew he was involved in training Cubans, and in other revolutionary stuff, but only heard him talk with another guy about it. Once I mentioned something about my belief that there was more than one assassin, and Steve got a look on his face like the cat that ate the canary. I tried to get him to talk about it but he never would. I only found out that he was associated with those thought to be involved years after Steve died of a heart attack. I also knew Edmund Kolby who is 'on the list' in this article. Never thought he would have been involved in such things, but he did get arrested for bombing Haiti , of so I was told in the early '70s.
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