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Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:37 pm
Ironically, I just landed a new catch like Magnus, but I don't know much about their history.
Mappin & Webb 6/8 w/natural scales in the mail yesterday for $54 shipped... what do you think? It's in pretty nice shape overall really, and it came with the case. It has to be honed, but it doesn't feel too bad at all. You have any experience with them?
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:02 am
That looks really good. Never had one in for testing or honing. Is it half hollow?
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:08 am
Great score! i have tryd one very nice shaver.. i think yours are full hollow just like the one i tryd.
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:30 pm
...full hollow, right? Maybe extra-hollow?
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:45 pm
Looks nice! You sure like those Sheffields...
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:59 am
yeah looks like a extra hollow. btw im pretty sure scales are ivory.
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:57 am
I have 5 SR: Yellow #3 Kanenaga Kamisori, Heljestrand full hollow, Thomas Turner full wedge & I just picked up the 2 Sheffields at really good prices: $125 total for the Frederick Reynolds & Mappin/Webb.
I have to hone them whenever I get some free time, & try these bad boys out. The Mappin & Webb I may have to sell off as my face doesnt take to extra-hollows too well though I'm still awaiting a verdict on that one.MAGNUS <>
Yessur, they are!
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:42 am
Sounds like a sweet collection!! How is the kamisori? I am just getting started in this SR game and find the kamisoris to be very interesting. Not ballsy enough to try one yet as I still have crappy technique
I really like the point on that Mappin and Webb, too
Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:39 pm
MAGNUS <> I communicated with the seller on the scales, and he said, "they are natural, but not bone."
What could that natural material be?
Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:15 am
Well he says that becouse its not legal to sell ivory so he says natural material to cover it up pretty much. ivory is not bone its elephant tusk.
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