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    Default Revisor 5/8 "new".. BRAND new!

    Well, the post office delivered this box this afternoon. Stamps in German and other documents to pass customs. Inside was the Revisor I had ordered....well close I had ordered a 5/8 model 5-0002 which was with a Green Background. It was kind of a toss up between it and the 5-0004 with the Red on the gold for the blade decoration. What I got was the 5-0003, the Blue model in-between. Would be too much hassle and cost to do an exchange with Gunter & Thomas Kronenberg, so I decided to just keep it. Here are just a few quick pics of it as it came out of the box.
    NOTE: My pictures taken with my Nikon and flash washed out the Gold around the blade emblems. It looks exactly like the bottom pictures, except blue.






    Straight out of the box I looked at the edge with the 20X Lupe and it appeared nice bevel and clean. I tried a few hairs, and they popped off anywhere along the blade length. So I lathered up tonight, stropped it about 40 times and got the smoothest silkiest shave I have ever had. No kidding, up around my mustache and down around the lower lip and chin it cut them cleanly, no bit of tugging at all. Under the neck, and then down the side of the face with nice longer strokes, it took off the whiskers, clean as a whistle. I got done with the first pass and felt and I really didn't need to do a 2nd pass, but. what the heck... why not. So I re-applied the Ogallala Bay Rum lather, glided over the area again with the Revisor razor and maybe got a bit more along the jaw line. No nicks, no cuts, not tugging not jumping, it was the sharpest razor I have ever felt.

    I don't know what they did to it there in Solingen Germany before packaging it up, but they really put an edge on it. Came in a nice box with some fine foam packing in the box, instructions not to cut other things just whiskers... etc. DON'T laugh!! I showed a guy at work my new Dovo a while back and told him how sharp it was, and he was going to grab some paper and cut it with the razor. I objected, he seemed pretty put out.. "What, you can't even cut paper with it?" One of those....

    Still feeling my face and can't believe how quickly I got the shave done tonight and it's very smooth!

    I know a couple of things in my tenderfoot beginning of learning to shave with a straight razor. I like 5/8 over 6/8. I've tried Troggie's Filarmonica that is a 6/8 and it and my 6/8 DOVO seem just a bit big for me (personal opinion). Many like them for the ability to hold copious amounts of soap and whiskers. Also I like round points better. I'm glad I made my AK-SAR-BEN into a round point and on some of those I have that I really have no intentions of ever selling I have half a notion of turning those into round points. My ears and other parts that get nicked with the end of the square (or Spike) point will thank me. I can shave with them, but you really really have to pay attention to where the end of the razor is or it will remind you.
    This is what the one I had on my invoice and had ordered looked like for comparison...


    This is the model 5-0002 with the Green background on the blade. The Red one, the 5-0004 looks like this:


    There is probably no difference in cutting, just preference in the Green color.

    Only other thing I wish it had were the file jimps on the tang area. I guess super glue and sand could fix that.. *just kidding!*

    This link: http://www.revisor-solingen.de/html/...ilosophie.html expalins quite a bit. If you mouse over the picture (the one that looks like Jimmy Carter), it shows Haar test meaning "hair test" in German. Old world craftsmanship. With my last name of Jenewein, it consider the Solingen blades world class.
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    I've been tempted myself to try a Revisor... Enjoy yours!
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    If you didn't get what you wanted...send it back. My very best shaver is a NOS Revisor rescaled/honed by Max. It's perfect.

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    I was just thinking of ordering a Revisor. Glad to hear it worked out well for you. Thanks for posting about ordering from the factory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiqueHoosier View Post
    I've been tempted myself to try a Revisor... Enjoy yours!
    I thought you were done buying razors

    I've been very tempted myself.....

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    ~Joe~, you would be so pleased with the razor. Have you seen their offerings? Like a kid in a candy store. As far as sending it back, I'm sure Thomas would work something out with me to send it back and exchange it. But, it's almost foolish to spend the money to ship overseas and go though cutstoms again and have them send it back here, though customs, again, when it's a color. I have my eye on an Extra Full Hollow in 5/8 also so maybe later on, I'll get another one. It looks like this:

    Where the one above, the Blue on Gold was 88.00 Euros (down to 73.95 Euros subtracing the VAT), the blue scale Extra Hollow Ground is only 68.00 Euros, so it would be even less than that with the VAT subtracted. Also it has jimps on it for sure.

    They are still being made. Older German craftsmen, there, enjoying their work and teaching some newer younger craftsmen the art and business. It would be nice if someone were to buy enough of them to be a distributor/dealer in the U.S.A.
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    Congrats. Revisors are one my TOP picks List. Fantastic Razors.

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    I drool over their site weekly. You didn't mention if there's a price difference in the three models. Send'em an email and let them know what happened. I've never heard a bad word about them, so I suspect they'll do something to right the wrong.
    I strop my razor with my eyes closed.

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    I got a NOS one from Manyrazor, it is a superb shaver , made by Friedr. Schimidt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeauxLSU View Post
    I drool over their site weekly. You didn't mention if there's a price difference in the three models. Send'em an email and let them know what happened. I've never heard a bad word about them, so I suspect they'll do something to right the wrong.
    Same price for all three razors, 88.00 Euros. Only differenece is 5-0002 is Green, 5-0003 is Blue and 5-0004 is Red. This is before VAT discount since we, (USA) are out of Germany.

    I did email Thomas and let him know that it arrived, and that the color was not what he sent me for an invoice, nor what was on the Paypal description when I sent it in. It cost me 10 euros, which is a little over $14.00 US dollars to ship it here. Now, for me to ship it back would cost me another $14.00 dollars at least, and then just to change a color. It would not be too economical at that point. At that price (original was $125.54) add another 15.00 to that and you have $139.00 into the razor. For just a little more I could have bought a DOVO Prima Klang "singing" razor, although I wonder if I would have gotten as nice a shave as this Revisor.
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