Vintage-Echo-Cut Throat Straight Razor*SHAVE READY*

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 09, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

Vintage-Echo-Cut Throat Straight Razor*SHAVE READY*

The Straight Razor Guy

I'm offering this Altoona Barber Supply Co., "ECHO" brand straight razor which was made in Solingen, Germany. It's in primo condition and is an excellent shaver. The classic lines and art deco styling of this razor make it very appealing to the eye and the superior edge will please the most discriminating of gentlemen. If you've been looking for something a little different to add to your collection, this would be a great choice. This is really a wonderful piece. I purchased this and five other razors from a gentleman who used them personally until his vision got to the point w he was no longer comfortable using them. He maintaind them all in perfect condition and they were stored carefully for regular use. He told me that he had been shaving with straight razors since the 1940's. Im selling most of what I purchased but I did keep a few for myself as they were just too nice to part with. A few of them I'd been trying to find for many years. Please read the condition specifics below, see the photos above and contact me with any questions prior to bidding. I also recommend checking out my other items for sale as I normally have many very nice straight razors being offered at any one time.

Item condition specifics :

Blade -The blade is 6/8" wide and made of high carbon steel. I judge the grind to be full hollow. It is free of rust, oxidation, nicks, cracks or other damage. It has a square point. Hone wear is less than 1mm and is even along the blade back. For those of you who don't relate to metric very well that's about 'nothing'.

Handle/Scales -The handles/scales of this razor are a black celluloid and are in perfect condition. They are free of nicks, cracks, warp or other damage. They are highly polished. They have fancy silver bolsters that are complete and firmly affixed to the handles. They are an unusual design and can best be described as 'art deco'.

Wedge - This razor has an ivory colored wedge that is even and tight between the scales.

Box/Coffin - T is no box included with this razor.

Action -The blade closes evenly between the scales and the tension is nice and even throughout opening and closing. T is no wobble of the blade between the handles or around the pivot pin. The blade will hold in whatever position you put it in.

Balance - This razor is medium in weight and the balance is good.

Sharpness *- This razor is ** SHAVE READY ! * *The term 'Shave Ready' means something different to each of us so let me define for you what it means to us. If a razor has been listed as 'Shave Ready' it has been honed on two progressively finer grits of Norton stone to establish a proper bevel. It has then been stropped on two progressively finer grits of diamond pasted paddle strops. It has then been stropped on linen and finally lightly stropped on leather. The razor has passed the 'Hanging Hair Test-HHT' which is pretty widely accepted and being acceptably sharp. The item is then shave tested by me to determine if it provides a clean, close comfortable shave. It is then cleaned, sterilized, photographed and listed for sale. If the item passed the above test I list it as 'Shave Ready' and it will only require a light stropping on leather by you prior to it's first use. If the razor did not pass the above test or was not tested, it will be listed as 'Not Shave Ready' If you need more information, ask me.

Packaging- Your razor will be delivered in a box with proper padding to provide for safe arrival. Your razor will not be delivered in a padded envelope which is just asking for problems.

This is a beautiful tool and will provide you with great service as a 'user' or if you wish... an addition to your collection.

Good luck. Have fun. Enjoy the auction.

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