John Weiss - Gorgeous 11/16" Ivory Scaled Ebony Cased Pair - Restored Vintage London Straight Razors - Shave Ready
In Silver Blaze, one of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, a knife found on the crime scene is a surgical instrument marked Weiss & Co., London.
In 1888, Weiss surgical knives were used by the serial killer, Jack the Ripper. Earlier, in 1882, they were the silent weapons of choice for the Phoenix Park assassins in Dublin.
Age Range: Late 1800s
Manufacturer: John Weiss
Restoration: Fully restored, polished and cleaned blade and scales
Material: Carbon Steel
Width: 11/16" wide from edge to top of spine at the widest point
Grind: Full Hollow with fancy shape
Hone Wear: Light
Finishes: Crocus (mirror) finish on spine and tang and glazed (satin) finish on the blade faces
Condition: Just beautiful restored finish, some scattered minor blemishes (patina) remaining in the steel, commensurate with its age
Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed and stropped and sanitized, fully ready to shave
These are the original scales, restored with care in our workshop
Condition: Glossy, highly polished, some vert minor discoloration of the ivory due to age
The original Macassar Ebony case with brass hinges and satin and velvet lining is in good overall condition, though with some flaws. The velvet lining is a bit work and the case lid is missing a small piece of ebony on one end. It does however still open and close securely and looks very nice, having just been buffed and waxed.
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