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Details about  NOS Puma Solingen 1938 5/8" Straight Razor in Unopened Factory Sealed Wood Case!

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NOS Puma Solingen 1938 5/8" Straight Razor in Unopened Factory Sealed Wood Case!
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Feb 07, 2013
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US $270.00
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Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States


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New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item (including handmade items). See the seller's listing ... Read moreabout the condition
Country of Manufacture: Germany

NEW - rare, FACTORY Sealed!

Puma-Werks, Solingen germany 

Nr. 1938 5/8" Straight Razor in

ORIGINAL Wood Case w/ Owner's Booklet


Thank you for visiting my No Reserve auction with Free Shipping for this NEW Puma-Werks Solingen Nr. 1938 5/8" Straight Razor, Sealed in its Original Wood Case with Owner's Booklet,  in New-Old-Stock (NOS), unopened, unused condition.  This NO RESERVE auction starts at the LOW price of $99.99 and will continue until it is sold to the highest bidder seven days later.  For that PUMA aficionado who doesn't want to wait until this auction ends to own this rare beauty, a BUY IT NOW price of $699.99 has been added.
  Over 60 years ago as WWII came to a close, a Private in the US Army purchased a couple of Puma Werks 1938 5/8" Straight Razor 6-Paks in Germany to bring back home with him to start his own barber shop.  By the time he retired over 40 years later, one of those six-paks remained untouched.   Based on extensive online research, the blades in that six-pak could very well be the last factory sealed PUMA 1938 5/8" straight razors remaining.   

Being offered for your consideration in this auction is ONE of the UNOPENED, UNUSED straight razors from that six-pak! 

The Nr. 1938 5/8" is a special blade type. The rounding of the point eliminates the possibility of nicking the skin, and the tip of the point has been so narrowed that one can shave quite safely close to the nose. The shape gives the effect of using an 2/8" razor in awkward places.
  In order to preserve the factory seal in unbroken condition and provide the Winning Bidder with proof that the razor has remained unopened since leaving the factory six decades ago, photos of the blade and scales were not taken.  The last three photos showing an opened blade are NOT of the actual blade in this auction.   They are photos of the only razor which was found in the same six-pak in opened, unused condition. The absense of oxidation and tarnish on the one opened blade confirm that the six pack was stored properly.
  NEW OLD STOCK. This blade has NEVER been removed from its original factory sealed protective wood case. The unbroken seal on the box will serve as proof that the blade has never been used.
  SHAVE-READINESS. It is unknown whether 100% of PUMA blades were shave-ready from the factory, Therefore, the shave-readiness of this blade is not guaranteed. 
  5/8" x 3" Hollow Ground Blade with grey, knurled, rubber (plastic?) grip. Double Forged, Silver Steel (a tempered blend of Carbon Steel, Chrome, and Manganese). Stamped with the following gold (colored?) text on obverse "PUMA SOLINGEN No. 1938 5/8" hohl" along with various country names and their patent numbers. Blade reverse is plain with no lettering.
One of the grained, ivory-white celluloid scales is inlaid with a real silver, diamond shaped, PUMA logo. The opposing scale has a paper label attached with the following text "The unusually smooth shave of the PUMA razor depends on the steel being forged twice, i.e. hammered and hammered again." The control number stamped on scales can not be determined until seal is broken. The six-pak box (not included in this auction) from which this blade was pulled lists control numbers as 770-614 through 770-619.
The 2-piece, 3/4" x 1-3/8" x 6-3/4", hardwood blade box is inlaid with a diamond-shaped, real silver PUMA SOLINGEN logo. The boxes intact, unbroken "tape" seal is stamped with the text "1938 5/8 Hollow".
The booklet, attached to box with a gold cord and sealed closed with a brass clasp, includes Puma manufacturing and quality control information, as well as Puma guarantees/warantees and care and handling instructions. The back cover of the booklet has an adheasive gold seal with the following text "Please peel this adhesive label". This seal has never been removed, so it is not known what is revealed after removal.
  (1) New, Unopened, Unused PUMA Straight Razor [Nr. 1938 5/8" hohl] in its original Hardwood Protective Case with intact unbroken factory seal and attached Owners Booklet.
  Ships to the 48 contiguous United States Only.
Bidders are welcome to contact us via eBay message with any questions. Information which may help us to accurately date the razor based on photographs or information included in this auction would be greatly appreciated via eBay message also.
  By bidding on and purchasing this item, buyer signifies that he/she agrees to the following:  
SHAVE-REDINESS. This blade is being sold as New Old Stock condition. However, with factory seal intact, and no means of testing shave readiness, winning bidder should anticipate that remote possibility that the blade may need some preperation to make it shave-ready. Seller guarantees based on intact factory seal that the blade has not been opened or handled since it left the factory. Seller makes no warantees as to materials, sharpness, shave-rediness, or service.
LICENSURE & CERTIFICATION. Buyer agrees to obtain any applicable certifications or licensures necessary for operating the item in any environment which should require such certifications or licensure prior to useage of the item.
LIABILITY. Buyer also agrees to use this product at his or her own risk and agrees to hold harmless seller, and release owners, operators and manufactures from any damage(s) which may occur due to the use of the item.
  NO Electronic Checks Accepted.
Credit/Debit Cards accepted only through PayPal Checkout. 
  The 48 Contiguous United States ONLY. 
  I have maintained a high positive feedback rating from my customers, and work hard to keep it that way, so each bidder can feel confident with the following guarantee on this item.
Should any of the descriptions above prove to be inaccurate, bidder can return the item for 100% Refund of the Winning Bid Amount if the following conditions are met.
  1) Winning bidder must contact the seller by Ebay mail within 7 days of delivery to inform seller of the inaccuracy in description.  
2) Winning bidder must explain why they believe the item delivered is different from the auction description.  
3) Buyer is responsible for all shipping charges including return shipping cost and insurance.  
4) Winning Bidder must return the item within 14 days of arrival in the same shipping container it was delivered, protect the item for transportation using same packing materials it arrived with, and ship the item using same shipping method and service as was used to deliver the item.
5) The item must be returned to Seller within 20 days of buyers receipt of the item.
  If Winning Bidder follows the steps above, Seller promises to Refund 100% of the Winning Bid Amount after receiving, inspecting condition of item, and verifying claim. The credit will post via PayPal within 5 business days from receipt of returned item. 
  All items shipped will be insured and will require signature confirmation in order to protect the Winning Bidder in the event of shipping loss or damage. Winning Bidder is strongly advised to open the item at the time it is delivered, or at the shipping company office to assure item has not been damaged, as shipperwill require an inspection of the box and packing materials before awarding any claim for damage.
It is the responsibility of the Winning Bidder to file the insurance claim for loss or damage.  
Seller will provide Winning Bidder any necessary documentation required by Shipping Company to properly file an insurance claim.  
Winning bidder should direct Shipping Company to pay claim directly to the Winning Bidder when filing a claim for loss or damage. 

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