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    Talking help with dubl ducks and antique store hunting.

    Hello all. First post.

    Last week my girlfriend and I went perusing the antique markets along with her Mom. I've been batting around moving to a straight from the double edge Merkur so I thought i'd keep an eye out for shaving and barber supplies. At least one vendor had a handful of Double Duck razors as well as some others with blades claiming Sheffield England. I'd never heard of any of these so i figured they were junky. I mean who would think a brand called Double Duck would be good? So I hopped on the ole google machine and sure enough these razors are worth a little bit.

    So I was wondering what to look for with Double Duck razors and just in general while shopping such vendors for quality blades. I'm handy with tools so I'm thinking I can clean them up and sell them for a steal on ebay or something once I figure which ones I like.

    I remember one particular Double Duck had a pearl like handle, scales I've learned, and there was no inlay on the blade. That's about all I can say as I didn't really know as much as I do now about them.

    Thanks for the time,

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonPopeil View Post
    Hello all. First post.

    I mean who would think a brand called Double Duck would be good?

    Ron

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    Dude I have a DD wonderedge which is simply divine. Be prepared to shell out the big bucks if you see one on eBay.

    " No Man can put a price on a good shave."-KOMJONG

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    The 3 most popular that I have seen are the WONDEREDGE ,GOLDEDGE and SATINEDGE. They should say what they are on the scales via some inlay of some sort .I own a Satinedge and Goldedge and they are fantastic shavers.


    ALSO YOUR NAME IS AMAZING !!! Can u get me a food dehydrator at discount price ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by komjong View Post
    Dude I have a DD wonderedge which is simply divine. Be prepared to shell out the big bucks if you see one on eBay.

    " No Man can put a price on a good shave."-KOMJONG
    i won't say what they're asking but figure antique store prices i was going to polish the scales and maybe run the blade under the cotton wheel of my dremel and see what it looks like. basically do what i can without taking it apart. i'm not sure which specific models they are but i can bump this thread after the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewatermark View Post
    The 3 most popular that I have seen are the WONDEREDGE ,GOLDEDGE and SATINEDGE. They should say what they are on the scales via some inlay of some sort .I own a Satinedge and Goldedge and they are fantastic shavers.


    ALSO YOUR NAME IS AMAZING !!! Can u get me a food dehydrator at discount price ??
    i think i saw a satindege there. i tried remembering the name afterwards and came up with velvet edge or something like that.

    as for the food dehydrator, employees are prohibited from making inside deals. if i get an over run i'll post in the classifieds. maybe we can make a trade. i do have a thing for DOVO's.
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    Welcome to SRP Ron. You may like to read through the WIKI on the menu bar above for information on straight shaving, the gear and a starting point as to which razors are good and which to avoid. Dubl Ducks are good razors but there is too much to tell you what to look for or better yet, what to avoid. If you do go after any straight razors with power tools, especially a Dremel be sure to wear eye protection.

    Now a bit about our rules. Sales talk or trade talk is limited to PM's, the Classifieds forum and the Vendor Corner. People that post in the Vendor Corner need to be registered with SRP. Please read through the rules you agreed to when you registered with SRP to avoid any future problems.

    Again, welcome to SRP. I hope you find the wealth of information our members contributed to this site and hopefully contribute some back on wet shaving ans straight razors as you gain experience.
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    If you're looking for the down and dirty of how to pick a good antique store razor, here ya go. Print this up and take it with you so you can follow the flow chart

    1) Check for rust/pitting on edge
    a) NO: Go to 2
    b) YES: walk away

    2) Look down spine (gunsight) to check for warped blade
    a) NO: Go to 3
    b) YES: walk away

    3) Look down edge for edge quality ( scroll about 3/4 down to get an idea of edge profiles The straight razor - Straight Razor Place Wiki)
    a) Frown or honed out toe: walk away
    b) straight or smile edge: Go to 4

    4) check hone wear
    a) Lots: maybe walk away
    b) Less: Go to 5

    5) Go to cash register....
    a) Reasonable Price: Pay and go to 6
    b) Too expensive: Walk Away.

    6) Post pics on SRP and puff out chest...success!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by red96ta View Post
    If you're looking for the down and dirty of how to pick a good antique store razor, here ya go. Print this up and take it with you so you can follow the flow chart

    1) Check for rust/pitting on edge
    a) NO: Go to 2
    b) YES: walk away

    2) Look down spine (gunsight) to check for warped blade
    a) NO: Go to 3
    b) YES: walk away

    3) Look down edge for edge quality ( scroll about 3/4 down to get an idea of edge profiles The straight razor - Straight Razor Place Wiki)
    a) Frown or honed out toe: walk away
    b) straight or smile edge: Go to 4

    4) check hone wear
    a) Lots: maybe walk away
    b) Less: Go to 5

    5) Go to cash register....
    a) Reasonable Price: Pay and go to 6
    b) Too expensive: Walk Away.

    6) Post pics on SRP and puff out chest...success!!!
    LOL great info. thanks a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joed View Post
    Welcome to SRP Ron. You may like to read through the WIKI on the menu bar above for information on straight shaving, the gear and a starting point as to which razors are good and which to avoid. Dubl Ducks are good razors but there is too much to tell you what to look for or better yet, what to avoid. If you do go after any straight razors with power tools, especially a Dremel be sure to wear eye protection.

    Now a bit about our rules. Sales talk or trade talk is limited to PM's, the Classifieds forum and the Vendor Corner. People that post in the Vendor Corner need to be registered with SRP. Please read through the rules you agreed to when you registered with SRP to avoid any future problems.

    Again, welcome to SRP. I hope you find the wealth of information our members contributed to this site and hopefully contribute some back on wet shaving ans straight razors as you gain experience.
    thanks for the welcome. talk about trading a food dehydrator was a joke. i'm not really ron popeil. i noticed the classified section already and figured it the proper place to list anything for sale. thank you for your kind reminder though.

    though i've never worn eye protection with my dremel in the past while cutting computer cases up to mount fans and such i suppose it would be good practice to start.

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    'Good time to start with the glasses. A piece of grimy grit in the eye makes for a difficult drive to the emergency room! I have hauled a few there over the years I spent in industry.
    Also the surprise can cause a jump which, in the case of edged objects, may inflict more injury.
    Bye the way, Train yourself to let any dropped blade hit the floor or counter! It can save many a gash!
    Good Luck!
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