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How to measure a straight razor? The SU-PDF for you to download.


If you are looking for a second hand straight razor on ebay etc., you will see them sometimes laying on a piece of paper with some numbers on it.

These sheets shall show and proof, how "big" (width) a straight razor is.

The problem is, that there are different methods how to measure the width of a straight razor.

The straight razor producers emasuer it almost always from the biggest point of the spine down to the edge.

Most sellers of second hand straight razors prefer to measure the width from the outside border of the spine to the edge. So a 6/8 bargain can turn out to be a 11/16 overprized straight razor, depending on how you measure it. :eek:

If you measure with the second method, you get "better" sizes. A bigger straight razor will be worth more on the secnd hand market. A smaller one less. This is the reason why you should always ask, how exactly the width of the straight razor was measured.

At the end of the day, you have to know what you get for your money, right?

I attached a PDF for your own use. Download it, print it out (please check "original size" in the printing menu). Put your straight razor on it, make a picture of it and send it to the buyer. That's it.



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