Razors Etc. From The Robeson Cutlery Company

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Razors Etc. From The Robeson Cutlery Company

Post by RobesonsRme.com » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:44 pm

Here is some shaving ephemera from the Robeson Cutlery Company.

It is a little straight razor sales booklet that I think is from the early 1900's.

There are eye holes in the front cover and the first page, so that the young man's eyes on page three peek through.
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Re: Razors Etc. From The Robeson Cutlery Company

Post by RobesonsRme.com » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:50 pm

I tend to avoid the plain white or black handled everyday razors, unless they pre-date the 20th century.

Here are some older razors that are from the 1890's.
Some of these have nice blade etchings.
The first two are marked, GERMANY.
The third has no country of origin. It might have been made by the Sherwood/Bingham cutlers in Camillus.
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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:06 pm

I also like razors that advertise The Robeson Cutlery Company, either via a corporate logo etch on the blade or an identifying name on the handle.
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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:16 pm

And, I like razors with fancy handles.

These are all full sized razors.

There are a couple of Terriers.
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This is a Terrier, 1910-1916.
This is a Terrier, 1910-1916.
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This is a plain white handled razor, but it's a Terrier, 1910-1916.
This is a plain white handled razor, but it's a Terrier, 1910-1916.
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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:26 pm

Here's a little "Twisted Rope" handled corn razor, some Robeson and Terrier boxes, a Robeson Shuredge razor hone, a felt case that most Robeson razors were shipped in, and a little box of ShurEdge strop dressing.
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Post by Miller Bro's » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:03 pm

Charlie,

WOW!

I never knew you were a closet straight razor collector :o :shock: :lol:


All kidding aside, a very nice collection of Robeson and Terrier razors and related.

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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:34 pm

Thanks, MB. I try to limit myself to the categories I described.
I've got a couple of recent acquisitions that I need to scan.
I'm still looking for a Terrier corn razor. Seen 'em. Heard about 'em. I just don't have one yet.
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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:27 pm

This is a fancy aluminum handled Robeson razor, and a close-up of it's very nice gold filled blade etch.

This is not my razor. ::dang:: It sold on Ebay, well beyond my budget, a few years back. ::dang::

I think this is a great razor. Aluminum was considered premium material at the time.

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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:39 pm

As long as I'm posting some Robeson razors that sold on Ebay to someone other than myself, I thought I'd include this travel shaving set.

It consists of a case, a razor, and a hand-held, two-sided hone.

The top of the case is very nicely embossed with a gold leaf legend that reads:

"The Conveyable Shaving Equipment. The Robeson Cutlery Co., Rochester, N. Y."

I've seen three of these, all on Ebay. This was, by far, the best example.

And, I let it sell for not a whole lot of money, less than fifty dollars, I think. I know. That was stooopid. ::disgust::

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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:43 pm

I suspect genuine bone handled razors are quite rare by any of the various American manufacturers.

Here's a nice Robeson with jigged bone handles.

This, too, sold on Ebay and not to me. :roll:

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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:54 pm

Collecting razors is more about the handles, I think, than anything else.

This is a nice, "Lady with Flowing Hair" handled Robeson. The lady's head is to the left on the handle.

Another loss to an Ebay buyer that was quicker with his keyboard, or more well off than myself. ::shrug::

Maybe I should just collect !!PICTURES!! of Robeson knives and razors. They cost much less. ::nod::

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Post by Miller Bro's » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:30 pm

RobesonsRme.com wrote:I suspect genuine bone handled razors are quite rare by any of the various American manufacturers.
I`ll say! ::huff::

After 20+ years of looking, I finally found a jigged bone handle razor last year :D

It is English, not stamped with an American knife companies mark, but still a nice jigged bone handled razor. ::drool::

One reason they are so rare today is because, before razors were collected and brought any money, unscrupulous knife dealers bought them and used the handle material to re-handle pocket knives. :( ::smack::

I suspect it is still being done today.
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Post by knife7knut » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:50 pm

GREAT RAZORS CHARLIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for posting them.I have a drawer full of razors and some nice ones but that collection is superb!
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Post by RobesonsRme.com » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:05 pm

Thanks, K7K.
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Re: Razors Etc. From The Robeson Cutlery Company

Post by RobesonsRme.com » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:19 pm

Here are a few Robeson razors I've acquired since I last posted here.

The first is a white fancy celluloid embossed razor with a very nice old Robeson R. C. CO logo in a three leaf clover.

Second is a razor with an etched pearl-covered tang and a "ShurEdge" blade etch. The etches are nicely filled with gold highlights. I had a razor exactly like this, but without the gold. I posted it earlier in this thread. I have now traded that razor off for the next one below..........

.......Which is a genuine bone handled razor. I got this razor at the Dalton, GA knife show. The asking price on this razor was $450.00!!!!!. I traded him my culled pearl tang razor and $100.00 boot for it.

Next is a tortoise celluloid covered tang and handle. I bought this one off Ebay.

Last is a very nice Terrier imitation tortoise with a very nice clean box. The handle has the "Lady with Flowing Hair" handle design. Terrier items date from 1910 - 1916.

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