Age Range: 1950s-1970s
Manufacturer: Fanger, Solingen Germany
Restoration: Fully restored: The blade was fully and throughly abrasively cleaned, polished, and honed to shaving sharpness, scales ultrasonically cleaned, polished and waxed (all in-house by GSG founder Matt W.)
Material: Carbon Steel
Width: 13/16” wide from edge to top of spine at the widest point,
Grind: Full Hollow
Hone Wear: none
Finishes: Glazed (satin) finish on the blade faces, Crocus (mirror) finish on the tang and spine, lovely gilded etch
Condition: Excellent, just some tiny cosmetic blemishes remaining in the steel
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, the pivot has been replaced
Condition: Excellent & like new, the blade is held tightly and centers well between them.
An original Fanger paper case is included as pictured, though for a different model razor (510).
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.