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    Model: 25
    Size: 6/8
    Point: square

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    明治100年記念 (100th anniversary of the Meiji Era)  6/8 Straight Razor

    • Condition - Used / Excellent Condition
    • Point - Square
    • Width - approximately 21mm (a little larger than 6/8 of an inch)
    • Shoulder - Single Shoulder
    • Grind - Full Hollow
    • Spine - Straight / Plain design
    • Jimps - Top and Bottom of the tang
    • Scales (Handles) - Plastic / Transparent with silver tinseled strands and red spacer
    • Text on Tang - 32 KING PELICAN
    • Text on Back -  明治100年記念  (100 year Meiji Anniversary)
    • Design on Blade - KING   PELICAN

    Special Note -  This King Pelican is a beautiful example of Japanese craftsmanship.  Forged to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Meiji Era of Japan (about 1960), this King Pelican is a rare straight razor that is a careful balance of luxury and taste.  The scales are clear with inlaid silver filaments.  The space is a striking red.  Under the "Pelican" insignia on the front scale there is a small cloudiness, but it is hard to notice and does not affect the quality of the shave.  Other than that the scales are in excellent shape.  The blade is tight in its scales and closes centered.  The blade does have surface blemishes but is overall sound. The bevel and spine are clean and undamaged and show no signs of honing.  Most likely the blade was unhoned since it left the factory.   Although used, this King Pelican has given me extremely exquisite shaves the few times I've used it and still has many years of life left in it.  A beauty to keep for a lifetime.








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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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