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    So my girlfriend's dad went to a flea market this morning and came back to tell us that one booth had a ton of razors. So I immediately get ready and we go over there. It was a small thing held maybe once a month at the American Legion hall or something. Usually they have nothing good. Today, this one table had 21 razors! Maybe 3 Pakistani, 2 broken, and the rest were messed up somehow, but I picked up these 6. $30. Bargain. The W&B Frameback alone is well worth it (1/4" thick tang! angled spine, Hollow Ground etched in HUGE letters on the blade). The three on the left are decent enough. Three on the right I like. Top is an unmarked spanish point wedge with an angled spine. Looks much better than the photo shows. Then the W&B. Bottom is a Frederick Reynolds "The Celebrated" barber's notch. We'll see when I get around to restoring these... as if I didn't have about 15 other razors in line first!
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    Good grab. I hear ya about having enough to work
    with for a while. I have a box of about ten that
    are in different states for restoration, but I keep
    going to ebay and picking up more. I definitely
    need to hit an antique store soon. I'm sure there
    are some good ones kicking around there.

    John

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    Amazing, good catch. Rhode Islands not too far from Houston, is it? I dunno a hill of beans about restoration, but I have 20+ stacked up that need it myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallout55 View Post
    Amazing, good catch. Rhode Islands not too far from Houston, is it? I dunno a hill of beans about restoration, but I have 20+ stacked up that need it myself.
    Nice! I'll actually be in Houston in May. I'm a professional bassist and will be on tour. We hit Houston for 2 weeks.

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    Luvvit - successful bargain hunting can't be beat!

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    Nice!!!!!!!

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    Philadelph, I know this is a long shot because this thread is so old, but what can you tell me about the top left razor? I picked up one this weekend that is marked "The Maine Barber Supply Company" Portland MA. On the other side is says "Manganese" Also any idea what the scales are made from?

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    I'm not going to speak for Alex, though that lad has graduated to a whole new plane of custom razors Straight Razors - Custom Blades - Alex Jacques - StraightRazors.com

    I've got some of Alex's early restores with custom scales. They're still in my weekly rotation, and some of my favorites. Saving my pennies for one of his customs.

    All that said, I doubt Alex has touched a piece of metal that wasn't shaped by him in a dogs age.

    My guess would be bakelite or a celluloid.

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    Great grab...the W&B is awesome, looks more like a faux frameback from the pics, awesome blade! Congratulations!

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