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    Default Strop/Hone with a surprise inside.

    So I saw this Strop/hone/storage piece by American Hone and couldn't pass it up. It had a razor inside and I didn't know what it was until I won it and asked. W&B is all I got back. Well turned out to be a great deal. I was honestly hoping the hone was grey :<0) Turns out to be brown but very smooth. Will find out Wolfpack's opinion when he gets his hands on it. Feels and looks like a barbers hone to me. A lot like a ruby.



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    Snaps on both ends, holds a razor inside. Will have to replace 1 as it's missing and may do both to make them match.
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    Have to clean up the hone some more. Here I went at it a few strokes with a small wire brush and it started to scratch so I grabbed some 1500g and did some circles to take that out. The things you do when your anxious geeez.
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    Here is where the razor is kept.
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    And if it weren't for the staining and a few hone marks I would swear this razor was almost new. 7/8 W&B. I want to think it was on this hone to finish a factory edge and then got dropped . The wedge end is apart on the backside and only 1 side has any hone marks on it.
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    The backside is very clean. Polish and then a look under the loupe will tell more.
    I am going to restore the whole kit and keep it together. Looks like they have been for a looong time already .
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    Thanks for looking.
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    All I can say is ...your a lucky dog Pups! You got a heck of a deal on this. Can't wait to check it out...

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    what a great surprise.
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    Great surprise...and yes, that razor looks in awesome shape...looks like it has a nice smile as well! Congrats!

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    Nice SCORE!
    Looks like it is going to be a GREAT set when it is done!

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    They are good barber hones and the leather should be cleaned and it makes a good strop.
    Mine came with a later Henckles Twinwerks.
    Always a nice surprise. Another type came with a Torrey!
    Great finds!
    Watch for shoe brushes with a zipper on the upper leather. They often contained full grooming kits.
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    Thanks for the kind words guys :<0)

    The leather has a bad case of dry rot. I just happen to have some horse and it shouldn't be too hard to burnish a piece that big to a fine smooth surface. I have been meaning to get some rosewood and make a wheel. The strop that's on there feels like a nice shell.
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    Awesome score let alone a bonus W&B to boot
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    Very nice bit of kit, you lucky bugger.
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    never seen one of those. Nice score

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