Results 1 to 9 of 9
Like Tree5Likes
  • 1 Post By pfries
  • 3 Post By manah
  • 1 Post By mattluthier

Thread: John Primble help with opinion and info on razor

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Barrie, Ontario
    Posts
    38
    Thanked: 3

    Default John Primble help with opinion and info on razor

    So as none of you know I like trying to restore old razors. it was part of the allure of straight razors. I have this John Primble razor that I have begun to restore. I accidentally slipped and broke the scales and unfortunately I'll need custom scales. I was just wondering is anyone knows anything about this razor and if they think it is worth finishing. I googled the Maker an d found a bit of info on them. I don't know the measurements but I'd guess 4/8 as it fits inside my dovo 5/8.

    Name:  razor3.jpg
Views: 1001
Size:  33.7 KBName:  razor2.jpg
Views: 851
Size:  34.1 KBName:  razor.jpg
Views: 925
Size:  46.1 KB

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Barrie, Ontario
    Posts
    38
    Thanked: 3

    Default

    I realized the pics didnt work out so well. the tang says "1025 1/2 John Primble India steel works" on one side and "extra ground &mfd in germany" on the other

  3. #3
    Huh... Oh here pfries's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Tri-Cities TN
    Posts
    2,271
    Thanked: 357

    Default

    John Primble is a fine maker / mark.,
    I have one I really enjoy it is out on loan right now.

    Name:  5.4.13.jpg
Views: 970
Size:  61.4 KB
    seaton likes this.
    It is just Whisker Whacking
    Relax and Enjoy!
    Local Help/ Mentors



  4. #4
    Antiquary manah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Israel
    Posts
    2,529
    Thanked: 1774
    Blog Entries
    34

    Default

    The owner of John Primble trademark was W.B. Belknap Hardware. They used John Primble India Steel Works trademark since about 1890.
    But razors for them were made by H.Boker & Co.

    Belknap Hardware also used trademarks: Blue Glass, Crusader, Pine Knot, Blue Ribbon.
    Alex Ts.

  5. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to manah For This Useful Post:

    pfries (05-25-2013), seaton (05-25-2013)

  6. #5
    Senior Moderator JimmyHAD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    32,563
    Thanked: 11021

    Default

    Thanks for the info Alex. I didn't know that Boker made the Primble razors. I've never had one of them but I have had some of their old pocket knives. Amongst pocket knife collectors they are a very highly thought of and collectible brand. I assume the razors are of like quality.

  7. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    170
    Thanked: 41

    Default

    I recently picked one up and really enjoy it! Name:  SANY2747.jpg
Views: 896
Size:  84.9 KBName:  SANY2748.jpg
Views: 929
Size:  75.1 KB
    pfries likes this.

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Barrie, Ontario
    Posts
    38
    Thanked: 3

    Default

    Nice looking razor Mattluthier!!!

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to seaton For This Useful Post:

    mattluthier (05-26-2013)

  10. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Middletons...or maybe Galway Bay
    Posts
    30
    Thanked: 6

    Default

    Alex-
    Thanks for the info on Boker making the Primble razors--I did not know that.

    I have a John Primble India Steel Works 1056 5/8 Bluegrass model that I picked up in an antique shop for $20. It's not much to look at as the etching is almost completely gone, but the razor was in good condition otherwise. It was my first attempt at Unicot honing and with taking my time I got it to a really smooth shaving edge.

    The Primble is an easy shaving razor, has good balance and feels good in the hand. I'd like to hear more comments from other owners about theirs. I really like mine!

    all the best,

    Marty E.

  11. #9
    Senior Member bongo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Perth, West Australia
    Posts
    1,428
    Thanked: 491

    Default

    I like this razor !!....Easy on the eye....Let's see it with new scales
    Name:  Screenshot from 2013-06-05 13:16:45.png
Views: 702
Size:  40.3 KB
    Name:  Screenshot from 2013-06-05 13:16:17.png
Views: 722
Size:  42.6 KB

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •