Hawcroft & Pearsons - Very Rare 7/8 Heavy and Fancy Blade with Piqué Work Horn Scales - Restored Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
Age Range: Early-mid 1800s
Manufacturer: Hawcraft & Pearsons, Sheffield England
Restoration: Fully restored: The blade was lightly reground on an 8" wheel, fully polished and cleaned, original scales were wet sanded, polished and oiled, repinned and finally the razors was honed, stropped and sanitized
Material: Crucible carbon Steel
Width: 7/8” wide from edge to top of spine at the widest point
Grind: Near wedge with bevelled spine
Hone Wear: None at all, careful regrinding has left the blade with no hone wear and a thin, even bevel at the edge
Tip: Barbers Notch
Finishes: Crocus (mirror) finish all over
Condition: Excellent, virtually blemish-free stunning overall
Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed and stropped and sanitized, fully ready to shave
The black Buffalo horn handle has inlaid escutcheon plate surrounding by silver pin inlaid piqué work. Note: Piqué work was the art of inlaying tiny silver pins, by hand, into the predrilled holes of the pattern. It was a cottage industry done in homes around the manufacturing city of Sheffield. This artistry was popular from about 1820-1840's. Piqué work was performed on horn, pearl, tortoiseshell, ivory and bone. You will not find two identical pieces. The pins are set by hand so they are not even in height.
Pinning: Nickel silver pins and washers
Condition: Polished and oiled, they are in excellent condition. The blade is held tightly and centers well between them.
Each one of our restored razors is brought back to life with a passion and attention to detail like it would be an addition to our own collection or user rotation. Many years of restoration experience and hundreds of restored razors sold around the world have refined our processes, but each razor is still given the time and individual attention it needs. Our vintage razors undergo dozens of steps involving blade unpinning (where necessarily) metal grinding/sanding with a range of different diameter and hardness wheels with various grits of abrasive and polishes. Scales are straightened and repaired when necessary, wet sanded and polishing. After the razor’s cosmetic and functional repairs are completed, a multistep honing process using a range of synthetic and natural sharpening stones is used to bring each razor back to keen and comfortable shaving sharpness. Finally stropping is performed on one of our cordovan leather strops and the blade is sanitized in Barbicide hospital-grade disinfectant. If for any reason you are not satisfied with our restored razors, please contact us to discuss return options. Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal.
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