Age Range: 1970s-1980s
Manufacturer: J.A. Henckels. Solingen Germany
Restoration: Fully restored- The blade was fully polished and cleaned, original scales were polished and finally the razor was honed to shaving sharpness (all in-house by GSG founder Matt W.)
Material: Stainless Steel
Width: 7/8” wide from edge to top of spine at the widest point, 1/4" thick spine
Grind: About Half Hollow, but a heavy blade overall
Hone Wear: none
Finishes: Glazed (satin) finish on the blade faces, Crocus (mirror) finish on the tang and spine
Condition: Excellent, virtually blemish-free stunning overall
Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed with one layer of tape on the spine, stropped and sanitized, fully ready to shave
Material: Celluloid, with inset nickel silver emblem
Pinning: Nickel silver pins and washers, original
Condition: Excellent, a few light marks, 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.