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    Here's a nice W.R. Case & Sons I acquired a little over a year ago or so. It is one of my nicer ones.

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    I think it looks nice with those bolsters on it.
    I've tried flipping the top of the coffin over but it still doesn't match.
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    Some of my best shavers are Case's, they definitely used to know what they were doing.
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    It seems to me you have a few nice Case razors Steve. I think it might be you favourite brand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dinnermint View Post
    Some of my best shavers are Case's, they definitely used to know what they were doing.
    That they did. I have a book called "The Knife Makers Who Went West" written by Harvey Platts, the great grandson of W.R. Case & Charles Platts. It covers from the time Charles Platts was born in Sheffield, England in 1838 & later comes to the US, then a Platts marries a Case & more but also mentioned is J.B.F. Champlin, Cattaraugus Cutlery, Crandall Cutlery, Western States Cutlery & so on. It's a very fascinating book.



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    I have a few Shaun. I like having ones from the family all around Little Valley & other towns in Cattaraugus County. I have some Crandall, Case, J.B.F. Champlin & a couple others made in Ellicottville. It's very interesting how all those families were closely knitted in one way or another. I won a Crandall Cutlery razor once because I saw one listed as a Randall & I knew exactly what it was.
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    What a cool book
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    Thanks Shaun. It's a hardback with a paper cover around it.
    Wow, I don't think I paid that much for it or I would have remembered but they want $114 on Amazon used & $142 new. it's definitely a nice book.
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    Here's a J.B.F. Champlin I acquired about a year ago, maybe a little more:

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    Very little or no hone wear.
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