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Blades

[*]   "Gem Micromatic" Blades (Reversible) for Safety Razors Yellow, red, black and white box, still wrapped in cellophane. 5 blades, for Gem Micromatic razors only. One box only. Click here for image. $2.00 US. Item UN 302. Click Here to Order

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Brushes

[*]   Shaving Brush Turned wooden handle, natural bristles. Marked "Sterilized / M-B / Made in USA" on the side, and "Guaranteed Set In Rubber" on the base. Condition: As New (new old stock; never used). $18 US. Item UN1272 Click Here to Order

[*]   Shaving Brush Turned wooden handle, natural bristles. Handle pained with a white cap, and blue swirled body. There is a silver- colored metal ring around where the bristles go into the handle. A very soft and full brush. Condition: some wear of paint; cracking and chipping on the base. Bristles are in excellent condition. $19 US. Item UN1275 Click Here to Order

[*]   Shaving Brush Turned wooden handle, natural bristles. Handle painted white, marked "Made in Germany" on the end. Collar is a dark brown plastic. Bristles have the "swirl" of a used brush, but are very soft and clean. Condition: VG $18 US. Item UN1276. Click Here to Order

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Razors - Safety

[*]   Safety Razor. Marked "Ever Ready, Bklyn NY USA Pat Applied For". Silver tone. In excellent condition, except missing the small latch to keep the lather-catcher closed during shaving. $9 US. Item UN 266. Click Here to Order

[*]   Safety Razor. "Ever Ready Patented March 24/14 Made in USA". Marked inside the lather catcher "American Safety Razor Co. Inc., New York". Screw-off handle. Silver tone with a light patina. Condition: VG+ $14.00 US. Item UN440. Click Here to Order

[*]   Safety Razor. Marked inside Later Catcher: "GEM Brooklyn New York Made in USA". On rear of blade holder "GEM". Twist-off handle with a beautiful "links" design on each of its six sides. Heavy use patina. Condition: G $10.00US Item UN442. Click Here to Order.

[*]   Safety Razor. Marked inside lather catcher "made in USA GEM". Lather catcher has a push-button opening mechanism. Head is gold-toned metal; handle is black plastic with a gold-toned strip down the center with a raised "GEM" Condition: Fine $14.00US Item UN443. Click Here to Order.

[*]   Safety Razor. Marked inside lather catcher "GEM Brooklyn, New York Made in USA" on back of lather catcher "GEM junior". Brass-toned with use patina and some dark marks. Twist-off handle with six flutes. Spring-closure on lather catcher. Condition: Good. $10.00 US. Item UN445. Click Here to Order.

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Razors - Straight

[*]   Straight Razor, post 1870. Tang stamped "J (may be Geo, but cut off where the stamp die met the blade) Wostenlom & Sons / [cross] EBRO [cross]". Plain, shiny blade, slick black handle. Blade edge has a *tiny* nick in it, easily sharpened out. No rust. Else, condition VG++. $22 US. Item UN 305. Click Here to Order

[*]   Straight Razor This razor has been repaired in ths past. The blade has been fashioned from a metal file (the "teeth" run the length of the spine); the anonymous maker has even constructed a tang. The slightly irregular wedge blade shows the darkening and pitting of carbon steel, but there is no rust, and it holds a nice edge. The handle is a dark cream coloured celluloid with the pressed image of a heron holding a fish filling one entire scale. There is some damage at the pin, from attaching the new blade. A testament to ingenuity! $25US. Item UN1277. Click Here to Order

[*]   Straight Razor, post 1870 The hollow-ground blade of this razor is etched with a scroll design, the center part of which is washed in gold, and is marked "FLIC". Tang marked "FLIC" on one side, and "Made in Germany from Best Flic Silver Steel" on the other. Blade has a round nose, and a double shoulder. Black composite handle has "FLIC" in raised text on one side. Conditon: VG+. $29 US. Item UN1279. Click Here to Order

[*]   Straight Razor, post 1870 Very shiny hollow-ground square-end blade with a nice edge. Tang marked "Geneva Cutlery Co. New York" with Antler logo. The handle is a festive, multi-coloured celluloid, in green, red, cream, and dark green. Condition: VG+ $35 US. Item 1280. Click Here to Order

[*]  Straight Razor, post 1870 Nice square-end blade, engraved "Our Leader". Very nice edge; some slight dark marks; no rust. Tang marked "[Tree Logo] H. Boker & Co.". Handle is pressed yellow celluloid, with a raised windmill on one side. Remnants of the original colouring remain in the design. There is some staining on the handle along the edges, probably from not properly rinsing the blade after use. Condition: G+ $35 US. Item #1281. Click Here to Order

[*]  Straight Razor, ca. mid-20th C. Tang has a stamped "leopard spot" pattern on both sides. Stamped "Rough and Ready // Flinn the Razor King P.O. Box 370 Omaha, Nebr" Some water spots on blade; no rust; slightly oversharpened at tip. Decent edge. Handle is a very nice "smoky" mossy brown and green. Condition: Good+ $28 US Item UN733. Click Here to Order

[*]  Straight Razor, post-1870 Matte hollow-ground blade etched "Carbo Magnetic'. Blade has been sharpened down, but still holds a very fine edge with many more great shaves in it. Tang stamped "60 Rex Tonsor" on one side, and "Griffon Cutlery Works Germany" on the other. On the very end of the tail is stamped "70B". The handle (a replacement from the original) is finely made from a single piece of strongly-grained wood. A very nicely worn piece, with no rust. $23 US Item UN1283. Click Here to Order

[*]  Straight Razor, post 1880. Blade etched "Extra Hollow Ground" in a ribbon. Tang marked "607 Lion Brand Manufactured by Yankee Cutlery Co. // Each Razor Magnetize Germany" General use darkening of blade; matte finish. Handle is French Ivory, in the bamboo pattern. Condition: Good++ $25US Item UN734. Click Here to Order

[*]  Straight Razor, post-1870 Matte hollow-ground blade. Blade has been sharpened down, but still holds a fine edge. Tang stamped "The Artist Levering Razor" on one side, and "Hamburg Ground Germany" on the other. On the tail is stamped "B". The handle (a replacement from the original) is finely made from a single piece of strongly-grained wood. A very nicely worn piece, with no rust. $23 US Item UN1284. Click Here to Order

[*]   Straight Razor, post 1870. Tang marked "[Pyramid] Geneva Cutlery Co., Geneva, NY, USA". Blunt-nosed blade. Some slight surface corrosion on blade. Black plastic handle. G+ condition, in original blue box (fair condition). Box marked "Pyramid Brand, Geneva Cutlery Corp" with stitched repairs on either end, and "Henry Coleman" penned on the back of the box. $22 US. Item UN 264. Click Here to Order

[*]  Frame Back Straight Razor, post-1860. Manufactured by Wade & Butcher, this is a very nice, simple frame back. Plain black handle. VG+. $32 US. Item #UN137. Click Here to Order

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Razor-Related Books

A selection from the Knife and Razor Section of the Uniclectica Bookstore. Please visit the Knife and Razor Section for more titles! For more information and ordering, click on the title of the book or the name of the dealer.

[*]   Knife World A great magazine for knife and razor collectors and enthusiasts! I exchanged emails with the editor of Knife World... expect an article on razors 2/3 issues or so. Also, many articles about cutlery firms, including those who made razors. 1 year for $12.50. Visit the Knife World Website.

[*]   New England Cutlery By Philip Pankiewicz. Published by Hollytree Publications, 1986.Containing historical profiles of over 100 different New England cutlery firms, this book has become one of the most respected volumes in the field of American cutlery. The New England states saw the birth of the American cutlery industry in the 1830s, and have held an important place in the field of cutlery manufacture through the great depression and up to the present day. An essential reference for pocketknife, Bowie knife, and razor collectors. Full of photographs, drawings, period advertising, etc. Softcover, 256 pages. UN240 $12.95 Click Here to Order

[*]   The Razor Anthology Various authors. Published by Knife World Publications, 1995. A collection of selected articles about razors reprinted from 10 years of Knife World issues. Seventy-two articles offer the razor collector and cutlery enthusiast valuable insight into the history of these unique collectibles. Over 250 pages and approximately 300 photographs feature straight razors, safety razors, and some shaving accessories (hones, mugs). UN234 $14.95 Click Here to Order

[*]   Safety Razors: A Price Guide Published by L-W Publishing, 1995. Paperback, 160 pages. Synopsis: Includes several full-colour pictures!

[*]   Sargent's American Guide to Pocket Knives and Razors, Including Sheath Knives, Identification and Values 4th Edition. By Jim Sargent. Published by Books Americana, 1995. Paperback, 496 pages. Synopsis: While generally devoted to knives, there is a very nice section on straight razors made by Case and their off-shoots. This section includes a discussion on detecting forgeries, as well as extensive mark information. Razors from other manufacturers are also briefly mentioned in this book. Several very nice colour photos, as well.

[*]   Shaving Mug and Barber Bottle Book with Value Guide by Keith Estep. Published by Schiffer, 1995. Hardcover.

ImageStandard Guide to Razors: Identification and Values 2nd Edition. By Roy Ritchie and Ron Stewart. Published by Collector Books, October 1998. Paperback, 160 pages. Synopsis: The first edition of this book, published in 1995, is now out of print. An excellent reference book for the straight razor collector. Thousands of manufacturers listed, an easy-to-use valuing system, lots of colour and black and white photos. A fantastic book, leaps and bounds improved over the first edition! Don't miss this one! UN533 $9.95 Click Here to Order

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