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timwcic

"Look what I found"
I just received what has to be my oldest razor to date. WARRANTED TO SHAVE WELL on spine face and PATENT TEMPERED STEEL on fat rusty tang. It actually seems in restorable condition but going to be a pretty decent challenge. Any one know about this old dog?

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No help with maker but judging by the grind and shoulder about 1820-1830ish
 
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No help with maker but judging by the grind and shoulder about 1820-1830ish

Thanks, seems really similar to some Lord & Harvey razors from that time in Sheffield. Ive never tried fixing one up this old. The horn scales amazingly seem pretty solid too.
 

timwcic

"Look what I found"
Finished this Scargill Stub Tail. Thinned the scales till they started to show translucency. A few last dry fits to get the shape down and tweak the wedge. Kept the scales mostly straight but with a slight radius at the wedge and pin. Put all together with brass pins with no washers. Not bad for my first restro in a few years. Did not lose my touch

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timwcic

"Look what I found"
The beetles were hungry on this one. A SR from J. Nowill & Sons with the Krosskeys Trademark. Blade is a heavy wedge with a French style tip. Using streaked horn with the original lead wedge. All ready to go to work

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