View Poll Results: restore or not to restore?

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    Default vintage.? Pollart/Redsun/Kangaroo/W&B

    Aquirred a few straights with an old strop horse hide leather,Theo.A Kock,Chicago.Also an old roll-up pouch,FOUR razors..I would like to know if any of them are of good quality.Please help me!!!!!!
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    Utica knife and razor Co.REDSUN made in germany.#150
    KANGAROO F. Westpfal made in germany FCR
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    Welcome to SRP.
    But I think, this thread for The Workshop forum.
    Here Razor Clubs.
    Alex Ts.

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    what would a good restore cost?..what would the value be as is, as opposed to restored?someone may get alot more use from these than I would.I am by no means prepared to restore,I've read up on restoring and I'm afraid the razors would end up in the trash...
    Last edited by Grinder; 10-15-2011 at 02:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grinder View Post
    what would a good restore cost?..what would the value be as is, as opposed to restored?someone may get alot more use from these than I would.I am by no means prepared to restore,I've read up on restoring and I'm afraid the razors would end up in the trash...
    Razor restoration, like the cost of anything, is dependent on the extent of restoration and who does the work. If you want a cost analysis for your razors you should look through the list of restorers in the classifieds and ask for an estimate. We don't do valuations of razors on this forum. Any razor is worth more after it has been restored to shave ready condition. If you are interested is selling your razors outright, you could list them in the classifieds.

    Regards - Walt

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    I have a friend that did a great restore on my ERN. PM user donjcschilde, he'll give you a good price and does quality work. he does specialize in exotic wood scales if you are interested in a rescale. He has an advert in the member's services section.

    Straight Razor Restoration and Honing Service - Straight Razor Place Classifieds

    should link to the advert

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    I have a question. Are you wanting to learn to shave with a straight? Or did you just buy them on a whim and wanting to know if you got a good deal and can make some money?

    I think the answer to that will help us help you.

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    Sid...Yes I would be interested in learning to shave straight..I logged into this site to learn about the razors..I would like to restore them ,or sell them at a fair price to a person whom would appreciate them and use them..before I logged in here I was ready to clean the razors with steel wool (fine)and sharpen one and lather up ..but I learned that could cause severe bleeding.....so ,...to answer your question..I would like to learn..I did buy them on a whim..I would like to know thier value ,and like every red blooded american,sure I'd like to make a few bucks if it's reasonable,but I'd like also for the razors to be appreciated and out of respect for the craftsman Iwant them to be used with results that satisfy the shaver.thank you

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    I voted restore. That'll always be my vote though, because I've always tended to find great joy in making old things new again. Like the others, I'd suggest checking out the member services. I can't speak for others, but restoring anything is really more a labor of love. Meaning to say, if you tackle a restore with the idea of turning a quick profit, you're probably gonna quit before you've bought the bandsaw, belt sander, CA, other assorted chemicals, 150 dollars worth of hones, scale material, 7 different polishing compounds, 4 different greaseless compounds, calipers, microfasteners, pinning materials, shiny 13 dollar ball peen hammer, 10 different grits of sandpaper at 8 bucks per 3 sheet pack, wax, drop cloths, respirator, maas, files...so many different files, drill press, rotary tool, and all those little $4.00 packages of rotary tool accessories, vise....and the list goes on and on I'm sure. I've only been here a few weeks, and that's what it seems to take. Or, you could send them to somebody in member services who probably already has that, in addition to the knowledge and experience to do it right, all for an affordable price. On the flip side, I'm having alot of fun doing my own so far. Of course, I've been working on the same one for 3 weeks, spent about 300 bucks, and am certain the razor in question will be worth the same ten dollars I paid for it when I'm done. Of course, we do have the benefit of all the free and valuable advice on this website, which is really worth more than all the equipment a person could buy. So there you go....opinion of a new guy...take it with salt.

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    Reg.joe:Thanx a heap..I've done tool and die work but these razors are really an art.I honestly would prefer someone to be very interested in my razors..and make me a reasonable offer they could probally get them fairly cheap and have a good time restoring them,Then again I think of the intrigue of shaving straight..and the savings on disposible razors!!!!!!,maybe I can take the least quality razor and try a restore and try shaving with it..if you don't hear from me soon you'll know I made a chopper....thanx again for the input..

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    Post them in the classified section, and I'm sure you'll find someone who will do right by them. I'd love to take them, but I've been grounded from further spending, for the foreseeable future.

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