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Details about  KAMA Solingen Cut Throat Straight Razor~SHAVE READY~Koch & Schafer/Wald/Vintage

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KAMA Solingen Cut Throat Straight Razor~SHAVE READY~Koch & Schafer/Wald/Vintage
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Jul 13, 2012
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US $152.50
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MS, United States


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Item specifics

Country: Germany (Wald-Solingen) Blade Type: Extra Hollow Ground ~ Just under 13/16" (width)
Type: ANTIQUE STRAIGHT RAZOR Shaving Essentials: Straight Razor


Brand/Manufacturer: Koch & Schafer "KAMA #23" ~ Circa 1925-1928
  That's an easy question to answer ~ Every razor comes with your 100% satisfaction guarantee!!!  Not to mention the fact that we strive to provide accurate descriptions on all of our items, because we ourselves have been in your shoes, we have been the buyer who won the excellent razor, only to have it arrive in not so excellent condition. We can relate, and we never want to be guilty of placing you in a situation where you get an item that is not as good as we described it to be. Yes, we take much pride in our products & the honest descriptions that are included with each one. When it comes to putting something on your face to shave with, we know how important the details are! So don't be fooled by lookalike photos or descriptions full of empty promises ~ shop here, where the razors are sharp & the customer service is top priority! We have been doing this for years, and we are in this for the long haul!

Our razors are fully guaranteed to be 100% AUTHENTIC ~ with all the fake, knock off, and low quality razors floating around ebay these days, you can never be too careful when it comes to investing your hard earned money in genuine shaving gear!

When we describe a razor to be "Shave Ready", that means that we guarantee that it is ready to provide you with a close comfortable shave upon delivery. Using a combination of very fine high grade water stones, our razors go through a pyramid honing process in order to refine the blade's edge. Once a nice keen edge is established using the 4k & 8k pyramid honing process, a final light polishing on a genuine yellow/green Escher water stone completes our honing process. A final stropping is done on a genuine Kanayama Shell Cordovan Japanese Hanging Strop to insure a close and comfortable shave. It is then shave tested to insure it is in shave ready condition. Our Shave Ready Razors will also come to you clean, sterilized, and vacuum sealed for your personal protection.

ALL INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE: NEW SHIPPING COSTS & NEW SHIPPING POLICY ~ PLEASE Scroll Down to see an explanation of shipping costs in our "SHIPPING TERMS" section BEFORE BIDDING on our items. We are fully aware of cheaper methods to ship international items, however those methods of shipping are no longer allowed by paypal. Scroll down for further explanation!
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  For your consideration, your collection, or to add another sweet shaver to your rotation, I present you with this antique "KAMA #23" Straight Razor, manufactured by Koch & Schafer of Wald-Solingen, Germany between 1925-1928. Also included with this razor is it's original box that is in great condition, and can be seen in the photos. This razor will come to you properly honed, and ready to provide you with a close & comfortable shave straight out of your mailbox. 
 This razor features it's original set of celluloid scales that are in great condition, with no cracks, chips, or nicks. Both scales are free from warping, however they are slightly out of line with each other. The face of the front scale features the silver "KAMA" inlay that is in excellent condition, and evenly inlaid into the celluloid with no signs of wear or damage. The black spacer is even on all sides and securely in place. All 3 pins & their collars are made of nickel silver, all are nice and tight, and all are in excellent condition, with no signs of tampering or abuse. In order to clean & sterilize this razor properly the original pivot pin was carefully removed. Special steps were taken while replacing the pivot pin in order to keep the original appearance of this razor perfectly intact ~ see photos. The blade is nice & tight on the pivot with no slack, wobble, or play in any direction. The pivot area is shiny & clean with no rust, corrosion, or pitting. Both tang stamps are well defined with nice dark lettering that is free from any obvious signs of wear. Both sides of the tang & tail feature their original bright, shiny, & clean mirrored finish that is free from any severe rust or pitting ~ a few mild specs of staining can be found on either side of the tang under close inspection, however these are hardly noticeable, even under the magnification of the camera's lens. Both sides of the blade's face have been professionally refinished in order to remove mild pitting, leaving the blade with a nice shiny & clean factory like satin mirrored finish that is free from severe rust & pitting ~ only a few minute traces of wear from mild oxidation can be found on the blade's face under very close inspection. Both sides of the blade's spine are free from any hone wear patterns, and the blade's total width measures just under 13/16". The blade closes just slightly off center, and clears both scales with ease. This blade is extra hollow ground, and sings a loud tune as you shave. As always, this razor comes with your satisfaction guarantee so you can bid with ease gentlemen!

  If you have any questions feel free to ask. Thanks for looking, and be sure to View Our Other Items For Sale, as we always have several vintage shaving items listed, including a nice selection of all original vintage safety razors which come restored & ready to use. Add Us to Your Favorite Sellers as well so you will not miss out on our auctions yet to come. You'll be glad you did, but you don't have to take my word for it, see what a few of our shaving customers have had to say about their purchase:

Positive feedback ratingwonderful item, thoughtful packaging and joyful attitude - first rate seller!Buyer: Jun-24-11 12:19
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Positive feedback ratingYou cannot go wrong with this seller!!!!!!!Buyer: Jun-04-11 14:49
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Positive feedback ratingAlways a pleasure to to business with you! Fast turnaround, great product.Buyer: May-31-11 17:17
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Positive feedback ratingIncredible razor, service unmatched - the best vendor on ebay for shaving gearBuyer:
c****6 (8 )
May-14-11 13:26
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Positive feedback ratingWhat can I say? Perfect-- as usual for this outstanding seller.Buyer: May-08-11 08:12
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Positive feedback ratingBeautiful razor, meticulous packing, ---best seller on ebay A+++++++++++++++Buyer: May-07-11 05:34
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Positive feedback ratingJoy to do buisness with...and the razor WOW!!! Thank you.Buyer:
i****7 (8 )
May-06-11 14:37
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Positive feedback ratingVery quick with the delivery of my items. Descriptions were accurate. Buyer:
t****1 (5 )
Apr-23-11 19:23
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Positive feedback ratingAnother great razor from the only folks you should buy a straight razor from.Buyer: Apr-16-11 20:32
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Positive feedback rating5 STAR ALL THE WAY//// BEST SELLER ON E-BAY/// KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK/////Buyer: Apr-10-11 14:25
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Positive feedback ratingBeautiful razor from a wonderful and friendly sellerFeb-20-11 05:11
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Positive feedback ratingReassuring as normal, Laney & Quinton are still setting the standard.Feb-20-11 15:05
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Positive feedback ratingThis is a great razor, truly shave ready, Will buy again - new straight shaver!Feb-28-11 20:55
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Positive feedback ratingAs always, absolutely fantastic razor, fantastic service. AAAAA+Buyer: Nov-16-10 00:44
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Positive feedback ratingWow!! Talk about setting the bar high! Absolutely, hands down, the best on eBay!Buyer: Nov-08-10 12:24
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Positive feedback ratingItem as described, packed well and shipped quickly. Highly recommended!Buyer: Oct-28-10 23:10
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Positive feedback ratingThe greatest deal I have never made on eBay. exceptionnal dealer just outstandinBuyer: Oct-24-10 07:10
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Positive feedback ratingLaney and Quinton exemplify what others only aspire to. Unparalleled service!Buyer: Oct-14-10 10:05
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Positive feedback ratingThe most consistent, thoughtful, and reliable seller on Ebay. A blessing.Buyer: Sep-30-10 08:34
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Let's face it, international shipping cost vary by a wide margin from seller to seller, making these costs very complicated and frustrating to understand. Unfortunately, most sellers whom ship overseas are not aware of the constantly changing PayPal policies which they are supposed to be following when shipping items to international customers, which is why many sellers offer shipping options that are much cheaper than the options that we currently offer. It is quite a task to keep up with the constant policy changes that sellers must follow when selling on ebay, and although shipping charges may seem rather high, we are no longer allowed to use cheaper shipping options for our international customers. WHY? There are 2 reasons that shipping costs for international customers is higher than it once was:
1. USPS recently increased their prices at the beginning of 2012, which means most registered packages that did costs $18.75 now cost us $25.50; and USPS Express packages that did costs $26.95 now costs $38.00

  2. Paypal's policy states that all packages, including international shipments, must be shipped with DELIVERY CONFIRMATION in order to comply with the buyer/seller protection policy. We are aware that most of the items we sell can be shipped in flat rate priority boxes at a lower rate, however that shipping service DOES NOT comply with paypal's policy, and we as sellers are not covered under the seller protection policy
when we use cheap shipping methods such as International Flat Rate Priority Mail.

 What does this mean? This means that any buyer can claim they never received their package, and we will be responsible for refunding that buyer's full payment unless we can provide proof of shipment AND confirmation of delivery. Since most of our items are being sold by us through our consignment service, then we would not only be responsible for refunding the buyer's full payment, we would also be responsible for paying our consignment customer for the item, essentially, we would be paying for this item twice. In some cases international buyers' banks have requested proof of delivery without the buyers' knowledge, even after the customer has left positive feedback for the item they have received,  and if we can not provide that proof of delivery, then PayPal removes the payment from our account, and refunds it to the buyer's account.

 We know that 99.9% of buyers are good honest people whom would never make a false claim, however there are those few whom would exploit these paypal policies in order to retrieve their payment once the item has been received by them, and we simply can not afford to cover the losses caused by those few.  We NEVER make any profit on shipping costs, EVER! If you over pay on shipping, then we always refund any overpayment.

 ALL items shipped international MUST be shipped USPS Registered Mail at a costs of $25.50. Combined shipping may be available for multiple purchases, however the total weight & value of all items purchased will determine your exact shipping costs. You will NEVER pay more than your actual shipping costs. Any overpayment will be refunded to your account once your shipping label is printed, and once your package has been registered with our local post office.

CANADA: Same rules apply, however your shipping charges are generally lower than the ones we have listed above,  however any amount you over pay in shipping will also be refunded to your account once your package has been registered with the postal service.


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