Early 1800s "Approved" - Stunning Rare 11/16 Carved Ivory Scales - Fancy Grind Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
Early 1800s "Approved" - Stunning Rare 11/16 Carved Ivory Scales - Fancy Grind Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
Early 1800s "Approved" - Stunning Rare 11/16 Carved Ivory Scales - Fancy Grind Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
Early 1800s "Approved" - Stunning Rare 11/16 Carved Ivory Scales - Fancy Grind Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
Early 1800s "Approved" - Stunning Rare 11/16 Carved Ivory Scales - Fancy Grind Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
Early 1800s "Approved" - Stunning Rare 11/16 Carved Ivory Scales - Fancy Grind Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
Early 1800s "Approved" - Stunning Rare 11/16 Carved Ivory Scales - Fancy Grind Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
Early 1800s "Approved" - Stunning Rare 11/16 Carved Ivory Scales - Fancy Grind Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
Early 1800s "Approved" - Stunning Rare 11/16 Carved Ivory Scales - Fancy Grind Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
Early 1800s "Approved" - Stunning Rare 11/16 Carved Ivory Scales - Fancy Grind Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
Early 1800s "Approved" - Stunning Rare 11/16 Carved Ivory Scales - Fancy Grind Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready

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Early 1800s "Approved" - Stunning Rare 11/16 Carved Ivory Scales - Fancy Grind Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready

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Razor Specifics:
Age Range: Circa Early 1800s
Manufacturer: Unknown, Sheffield England
Restoration: Fully restored- The blade was masterfully reground to correct blade geometry and remove detrimental wear, fully polished, the restored original scales were fitted and finally the assembled razor was honed and stropped to a super-keen and comfortable shaving edge
Blade
Material: Carbon Steel
Width: a hair over 11/16" wide from edge to top of spine at the widest point
Grind: Fancy and elegant blade shape, with sculpted spine, near wedge
Hone Wear: very little, careful regrinding of the blade has left it with minimal hone wear and a thin, even bevel
Tip: Barbers notch
Finishes: Crocus (mirror) finish all over, slight glazed finish to the blade faces
Condition: Very good, some scattered blemishes (patina) and deeper pitting remaining in the steel, commensurate with its age, but stunning overall
Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed with one layer or tape on the spine, stropped and sanitized, ready to shave immediately
Scales
Material: Original pre-1900 elephant ivory, masterfully carved in a classical shape
Pinning: Nickel silver washers and pinning, only the pivot pin has been replaced
Condition: Excellent & nearly flawless, glossy & highly polished, 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.