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    Hey,

    This is my first post so bare with me. I bought a razor from the classifieds to start shaving with but, I also purchased a Griffon xx 60 off ebay to start a collection. I know about is magnetic properties and how that is achieved through the hardening process, but what I cannot find is a history on the company.

    Could someone tell me when these were manufactured and also, point me in the direction of some good restoration techniques and do's and don'ts in razor restoration. I am not to interested in the value as I am purely buying ones that I find interesting but if someone knows what they go for it wouldn't hurt to know if I got a good deal

    I would like to start restoring them and eventually start making them myself.


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    Tyler

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    Hi Tyler!!

    Welcome to the forums!!

    First, go to the Wiki's. There is so much information in there you will be able to answer ANY questions you may have on the restoration process.

    Here is what the SR Manufacturers database says:

    GRIFFIN CUTLERY WORKS
    Bridgeport, Connecticut, main offices in New York, New York. Briefly in Worcester, Massachusetts from 1919-1921.
    ca. 1893 to the present.

    Good luck on your quest.. Watch out for RAD (Razor Acquisition Disorder). It will sneak up on you!!! LOL

    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjhammer View Post
    Hi Tyler!!

    Welcome to the forums!!

    First, go to the Wiki's. There is so much information in there you will be able to answer ANY questions you may have on the restoration process.

    Here is what the SR Manufacturers database says:

    GRIFFIN CUTLERY WORKS
    Bridgeport, Connecticut, main offices in New York, New York. Briefly in Worcester, Massachusetts from 1919-1921.
    ca. 1893 to the present.

    Good luck on your quest.. Watch out for RAD (Razor Acquisition Disorder). It will sneak up on you!!! LOL

    Mike
    Hey

    lol I bought another while waiting for a reply.

    I found a good video in the WIiki thanks for the heads up. I have a still have a question about the griffon. I also found the Griffin you were taking about but the one I bought is spelled with an O GRIFFON and from Germany so, I wasn't sure if they were the same. Are they the same company?

    Once again thanks for the welcome and the info

    Tyler

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    Griffon (note spelling) razors are fairly common and good shavers. I am looking at a Griffon Carbo Magnetic #60 4\8 spike that I use fairly often and I noticed you used two different spellings in your thread. The Griffon razors that I have knoledge about are ground in Germany and have a trademark of a winged horse \ animal looking creature stamped on the shank of the razor. Hope your resto goes well as Griffon razors shave well. Welcome to SRP and Happy Shaving, wildhog

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    My Griffon 5/8 Carbo-Magnetic was my first well-informed razor purchase. I know nothing of its history, but it hones and shaves very well.
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    OH, crud, sorry man, I didn't realize the spelling. duh!!! ok, that's my bad for the night, heheh..

    Mike
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