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    Default A deeply personal question.

    I have really just gotten into straight razors in the past year. Now I am creeping up close to forty blades. If you wouldn’t mind divulging the information, how many blades do you guys have? This is horribly addicting.

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    Welcome to the club. This is normal behavior.
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    I think I am still in quantity over quality mode.

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    I know of a couple members with over a thousand blades. One with 3K+!

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    I have 8 in my rotation and one in my travel.
    I avoid RAD by buying razors. Clean and polish and hone and resell. That way I get to shave with many different razors without the cost.

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    I only have 8 usable ones and three that really aren't. Slow and steady wins the race! Except at this rate I am never going to hit the 3K mentioned by Geezer!
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    Yea, I have way too many to be able to justify as needed for shaving but man collecting is fun too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geezer View Post
    I know of a couple members with over a thousand blades. One with 3K+!

    ~Richard
    What condition are those blades in?

    Oh well...when i was in London, in Picadilly acade i stumbled across a barber shop...owned by an old barber...he still ran the shop.
    Also had a pritty big collection of vintage English and Spanish blades...he said over 1000...and from what i saw there i belive him...shelves full of blades...BUT and here is wher the twist is...every one i asked about he knew the story)....most english blades were realy old and in exceptional condition...most of them ivory and tortoise shel or carved scales...lots of 7 day sets...nothing cheap looking....the spanish razors were Filarmonicas...i stopped counting at @ 70+i guess there were @ 100 filas there including @ 20 or more EPBD....i think i saw a few Solingen razors but he specificaly said Solingen razors were not his favorite...

    Me for instance i'm not obsessed by numbers...i always tried to test as many blades and manufacturers i could. I was lucky doing restores for ppl on the local forum and abroad...got to test lots of blades this way and used the funds to get what i loved most from what i tested...

    I have @ 30 NOS or mint rare/high value blades in my personal reserve i rarely use...most of them are only honed once to test the geometry and shave.

    Then there's the rotation razors...@ 10-15 blades i use every day....and those are subjected to trade/sale regulations)

    I wouldnt know what to do with more razors...hell...it takes me @ 1 hour to check and oil the reserve razors once every 3 months-4 months. I had more at one time near 100 total but i honestly hated the quantity thing and sold most of them and bought nicer / more collectible stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ovidiucotiga View Post
    when i was in London, in Picadilly acade i stumbled across a barber shop...owned by an old barber...he still ran the shop.
    Care to share the name of the shop? I'll make it out there sometime in the near future and I'd love to track that place down!
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    60+ for me. But like was said im still im quantity mode. I need to do like bouschie and sell of some. But then i wouldn't have as many. Its a horrible circle. Got to have more! Still have 12 that need work that i havent touched yet.
    I seen a pic or two from one of our members that had plastic tubs full of razors.
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