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  • Hoshi Tombo

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    Model: 8500
    Size: 6/8
    Point: square
    Blade: 1/4 hollow, symmetric
    Tape: one layer

    Notes & Photos


    Scales have internal haze on show side.



    Vendor Description

    Age Range: Circa 1950s-1960s
    Manufacturer: Made in Japan, likely in the post-war period from late 1940s-1960s.

    Restoration: some light cleaning and polishing, but the razor was likely never or very lightly used, it has been also freshly honed and stropped and is ready to shave immediately.

    Blade Material: Carbon Steel
    Width: 3/4” wide from edge to top of spine
    Grind: Western style quarter hollow grind
    Hone Wear: none
    Tip: Square
    Finishes: slightly glazed mirror finish on blade faces, crocus (mirror) finish on tang
    Condition: Pristine, some light marks to the steel present but very little considering the razor's age

    Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed with one layer of tape on the spine and stropped to a comfortable shaving edge 

    Material: Stunning celluloid swirl
    Pinning: Nickel silver pins & washers, original
    Condition: Mint, the blade is held tightly and centers well between them









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    Condition: hair moistened, tip out/root in

    HHT-0 - shave: The hair can be shaved immediately at the holding point. This is strictly spoken not a true HHT, but it does tell us that the edge is capable of shaving. [all other attempts must be made at least half an inch from the holding point]

    HHT-1 - violin : The hair doesn't cut, but it "plays violin" with the edge. This is due to the shingles catching the edge, but it's not sharp enough to penetrate. On a full hollow razor, a faint ringing sound can be heard. On all razors it can be felt with the fingertips that hold the hair.

    HHT-2 - split: When it is dragged across the edge, the edge catches the hair and splits it lengthwise.

    HHT-3 - catch&pop: When it is dragged across the edge a bit, the edge catches the hair and pops it. The severed part will jump away.

    HHT-4 - pop: The hair is popped immediately when it touches the edge. It still jumps away.

    HHT-5 - silent slicer: The hair falls silently as soon as it touches the edge.

    source: http://coticule.be/hanging-hair-test.html

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