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Posted 5 years ago


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Just curious to see if anyone knows some history about this item. I bought it a few years ago new. The guy told me that it was, in fact, made in the 1950's. The story was that the company who made it is actually selling old pieces because there are not many hand forgers left. They just sell what is left of their inventory, which goes back many years.

I was surprised, being in my 30's, that Henckels made straight razors. I was only familiar with the kitchen knives. I guess I have a lot to learn.

I know that it is not the most collectible type...but that is not of my concern, because I shave with it weekly.


  1. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    Hmm...I guess I was just wondering if the sales person's story was legit. Ok, thanks ar8jason.
  2. MattyG MattyG, 5 years ago
    I would like to shave with this one, it looks clean enough. I have a small collection of old razors and wanted to try one but fear tetanus.
  3. MattyG MattyG, 5 years ago
    My oldschool Italian barber in Philadelphia would wrap my face in hot moist towel and recline the chair, give me a back massage while my wiskers softened up, then remove towel and apply hot shave cream from dispenser and shave my face with straight razor but a modern one with replaceable blades. I used to get hair trim, shape-up and shave every other Saturday for years.
  4. MattyG MattyG, 5 years ago
    lol, I feel ya brother. I was more scared of the massage than the razor the first time.
  5. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    Thanks guys for the comments, is a true art shaving with a straight razor which has taken me a lot of practice, and left me with a lot of scars. It is more of the routine than the actual shave that I enjoy.
  6. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    Yeah I try to keep it real...I use the best shaving cream and aftershave, I do the hot towel wrap to moisten the hair, and strop the razor just like the barber would. The whole process takes like 45 minutes. Having a 2 year old I don't have that time anymore, so I resort to using the ones with the replaceable razor blades? I will post one of those sometime. Later.

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