Field & Langstroth Pressed Horn Scales - 13/16 Near Wedge Early American Straight Razor - Shave Ready
This early American Field & Langstroth of Philadelphia razor, hand forged, ground and polished in the mid 1800s has been carefully and thoroughly restored by us. The attention to detail in the restoration shows in the painstaking and faithful reproduction of the original finish. According to cursory research, F&L was located at Market Street in Philadelphia circa 1856-1860. Being hardware dealers, this razor was imported almost certainly from one of the large Sheffield cutlery makers. The pressed celluloid scales are in very nice shape for the age, and a fine compliment to this rare razor.
Blade: The 13/16" wide from edge to spine, notched tang near wedge blade has wonderful restored finish with crisp stamping on the tang and blade with a nice heavy weight. A few tiny blemishes may remain but the appearance is gorgeous and close to original.
Scales: Gorgeous blonde horn scales with pressed lettering and decoration, in excellent condition but show some of the ageing typical of horn and a small bug nibble or two. Highly polished and just lovely, the blade is held tightly and centers well between them. Hard to find in this condition.
Honing: A new bevel was set on the blade and it was further honed using natural stones and then stropped on shell cordovan. It has been disinfected and is ready to put into immediate use. We take pride in our honing and are sure that this razor will give a keen shave.
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