F.W. Engels "Leader" 5/8 Blade - Excellent Vintage Solingen Straight Razor - Shave Ready
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F.W. Engels "Leader" 5/8 Blade - Excellent Vintage Solingen Straight Razor - Shave Ready F.W. Engels "Leader" 5/8 Blade - Excellent Vintage Solingen Straight Razor - Shave Ready F.W. Engels "Leader" 5/8 Blade - Excellent Vintage Solingen Straight Razor - Shave Ready F.W. Engels "Leader" 5/8 Blade - Excellent Vintage Solingen Straight Razor - Shave Ready F.W. Engels "Leader" 5/8 Blade - Excellent Vintage Solingen Straight Razor - Shave Ready F.W. Engels "Leader" 5/8 Blade - Excellent Vintage Solingen Straight Razor - Shave Ready F.W. Engels "Leader" 5/8 Blade - Excellent Vintage Solingen Straight Razor - Shave Ready F.W. Engels "Leader" 5/8 Blade - Excellent Vintage Solingen Straight Razor - Shave Ready F.W. Engels "Leader" 5/8 Blade - Excellent Vintage Solingen Straight Razor - Shave Ready F.W. Engels "Leader" 5/8 Blade - Excellent Vintage Solingen Straight Razor - Shave Ready F.W. Engels "Leader" 5/8 Blade - Excellent Vintage Solingen Straight Razor - Shave Ready F.W. Engels "Leader" 5/8 Blade - Excellent Vintage Solingen Straight Razor - Shave Ready

F.W. Engels "Leader" 5/8 Blade - Excellent Vintage Solingen Straight Razor - Shave Ready

$139.00 USD


Razor Specifics:
Age Range: Circa 1950s-1970s
Manufacturer: Manufactured by F.W. Engels in Solingen Germany
Restoration: Fully restored- The blade was fully polished and cleaned and honed to shaving sharpness (all in-house by GSG founder Matt W.), original scales were sanded, polished and finally the razor was honed to shaving sharpness
Blade
Material: Carbon Steel
Width: 11/16” wide from edge to top of spine
Grind: Full Hollow
Hone Wear: None
Tip: Round
Finishes: Crocus (mirror) finish on spine and tang, glazed (satin) finish on blade faces, blackened spine
Condition: Near flawless, some very slight pitting remaining in the steel after restoration and minor loss to the plating but not very much
Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed stropped and sanitized, fully ready to shave
Scales
Material: Original marbled celluloid with very fancy nickel silver bolsters
Pinning: Original Nickel silver original pins & washers
Condition: Near pristine, lovely
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.

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