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    Does anyone know anything about the history of this company or the quality of it's blades? I recently bought one and I would like to know more about it.

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    J.R.Torrey U.S. Worcester MASS. 1880-1963. The Company was founded in 1858 to make razor strops, and sell straight razors. In 1880, they started manufacturing razors. The razors they had dealt in prior to this were imported from Sweden and England.
    Almost all razors are good, if they are well ground=).
    http://www.straightrazorplace.com/fo...-use-care.html
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    Torrey made a good razor back in the old days. Should make a good shaver if the blade is in good condition.
    “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle,” attributed to Ian Maclaren, circa1897

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    I love all 3 of my Torrey razors. Can't go wrong with that american steel.

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    I just got a Torrey blade and making horn scales for it now.

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    Best American razor out there, maybe the best anywhere. Best steel thats for sure!
    It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled. Twain

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    Phew I'm glad to hear that.
    I bought a JR Torrey for honing practice but now that I know it' a good brand I hope I can manage to get it shave ready!
    Thanks for all the info!

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    Torrey is my razor of choice. I have three and counting.

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    SHHHHHHhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

    Keep the American Steel Secret quiet.....
    We don't want everyone to know how good they are....

    "No amount of money spent on a Stone can ever replace the value of the time it takes learning to use it properly"
    Very Respectfully - Glen

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    my 1st razor was is a torrey, my 2nd is a shefeild. of the 2 my fav is the torrey, it just feels good and shaves better than shefield,im a newbie and just started buying razors. glen/gssixgun from here srp did my scales on my torrey and he did the greatest work on it. it looks new.

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