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I generally do somewhere between 60 and 80 laps per stone (1k, 2k, 5k, 8k & 12k). You can generally feel when a stone has finished it's work on a razor. After the 1k, I test the bevel set with shaving some arm hair. That tells me if I can move on or need a few more laps.
Bengall was by far the most popular brand of straight razor sold in Australia, which isn't a bad thing because they're really good shavers. Hard to date the razor but with some searching it shouldn't be to hard to find when Gillespies operated in Deniliquin. There are many variants of etching on...
Tennis Solingen 11/16 shave ready.
The blade measures 17.6mm which makes it 11/16 in size.
Scales are not original but fit the blade perfectly.
All original gold wash still on the blade suggesting that it's had very little use.
Jimps on both the top and bottom of the tang for a good grip...
Hey David, the collection numbers around 50-55 these days. Still rotating through them all on a daily basis. Since moving to QLD, humidity has definitely been more of a problem but a light coat of camellia oil keeps the rust away. My wife runs the aircon a fair bit during the more humid days so...