J.A. Henckels Stunning Near Pristine 7 Day Vintage Solingen Ivory Scale & Tang Straight Razor Set - RARE
This amazing vintage seven day set of J.A. Henckels 5/8 razors was made in the early 1900s in Solingen Germany and they look to have been rarely used. This is a truly great opportunity to own a set of near mint and HIGHLY collectible fancy razors from one of the most respected makers of the 20th century. In addition, the genuine elephant ivory scales and tangs are truly gorgeous and rare. The set does not come in its original case, but instead in a nice modern leather 7 Day lather roll.
The blades are all thinly full hollow ground with square tips that measure 5/8" wide from edge to the top of the spine and have beautiful factory finish, with only the slightest of blemishes in the steel. The tangs are stamped with the maker's mark which are crisp and deep and the days of the week are etched into the ivory scales.
The original elephant ivory scales and tangs with nickel silver fastening hardware are in excellent condition with no major flaws, and the blades are held tightly and center well between them, though 3 razors have minor fissures in the tang top surface, shown in the case up photos. In addition, the Saturday razor has a slightly shorter blade, so it may have been altered in the past and the "Germany" etching on the tangs has been lightly scratched out, likely during Word War 1 when anti-German sentiment was common. These razors all have a sharp edge which may or not be considered shave ready, but it would not take much work to get them there. For collecting purposes we've left the existing edges as-is, however if desired we can hone all seven for $50. Please contact us after purchase if interested in adding this honing service.
A true collectible, do not miss this one!
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