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Gents,

These are Ramapo Warranted straight razors made in New Jersey by William Gilchrist sometime between 1851 and 1861.  They are both just shy of 7/8, and are full wedge.

I am really excited to acquire these, because I believe that they will make fantastic shavers once honed, and also because the scales are made out of real tortoise shell!  These are my first razors with authentic tortoise scales.

They should arrive next week!

Vr

Matt

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Posting Freak
Canada
Lovely, Matt.
Celestino
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Beautiful!!!!
#4
Thanks Gents!

Vr

Matt
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(This post was last modified: 08-25-2020, 12:45 AM by Ols67. Edited 1 time in total.)
Gents,

They arrived today, and they are even better than the sellers pictures!  I love it when that happens!

I am very fortunate and grateful!

Vr

Matt

PS. I suspect these two are like brothers having traveled the last 150-160 years together!

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Posting Freak
Canada
Those are very lovely, Matt. Congrats.
Celestino
Love, Laughter & Shaving  Heart
#7
Thanks Celestino!

Vr

Matt
#8
After a terrible start using a horrible soap, and a failed tweak to my honing process...I rehoned the first brother of the Ramapo pair and used a good soap this evening.

It’s a beautiful shaver...I was very pleased!

Vr

Matt
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