NOTE: This is to best of our knowledge an old Bartmann blank, ground by Heribert Wacker within the last 30 years and finished as shown.
Age Range: Blade blank circa mid-late 1900s
Manufacturer: Bartmann, Solingen Germany
Restoration: Lightly but thoroughly cleaned only, and the razor was honed to shaving sharpness
Material: Carbon Steel
Width: 7/8” wide from edge to top of spine
Hone Wear: none
Finishes: Crocus (mirror) finish on spine and tang, slightly glazed (satin) finish on blade faces, gold plated tang and spine, gorgeous crisp etch
Condition: Like new, pristine
Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed with a layer of tape on the spine and stropped and sanitized, fully ready to shave
Material: Original triple pinned ebony wood with brass wedge
Pinning: Nickel silver pins & washers, original
Condition: As new, the blade is held tightly and centers well between them
About our restoration and honing process
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.