18th Century razor...........

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18th Century razor...........

Postby knife7knut » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:38 pm

Found this one at a local antique shop this afternoon. Marked,"Wolf Acier Fondu". Horn handles with designs made of circles carved into them.Mark is attributed to John Shepherd of Holles Croft who was in business from 1770 to 1795.There is supposed to be a crown over the word Wolf and it has been worn away by sharpening;just barely visible if looked at with a loupe.Not sure if the strop;which has a small drawer in it for the razor is original but it looks old enough to be.The pile side handle has a piece missing from it around the pivot pin but the rest is in good shape(for a 200 plus year old razor).Paid $19.50 plus tax for it which I think was a good deal.
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Re: 18th Century razor...........

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:06 am

Very neat ! You are very astute at noticing the rare or special cutlery items.

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Re: 18th Century razor...........

Postby Captain O » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:06 pm

Impressive! (Now if you'll excuse me, I'll go get my powder wig). ::uc:: ::hmm::
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Re: 18th Century razor...........

Postby Owd Wullie » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:57 pm

You hit a home run on that one. Just about any stub tail will bring close to a C note on ebay these days.

Neat old razor and in surprisingly good shape. A lot of the odd hone wear on those old blades is due to the fact that the strops of the day were treated with various grits to "sharpen" the blade rather than using a hone and a slick strop as came along later.

Great catch. ::tu::
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