George Butler Shakespeare Etch - Excellent restored 11/16 Ivory Scaled- Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
Age Range: Late 1800s
This gorgeous vintage George Butler & Co. straight razor was made at their Trinity Works in Sheffield England. This razor is beautifully made and is in marvelous condition. It has only minor hone wear and it appears to have had little use.
The blade is a very masterfully ground full hollow grind that measures 11/16" wide from edge to the top of the spine. It has been sanded and polished it to remove a stain or two and bring back its original shine. The lower jimping on the tang improve your grip while shaving and the detailed blade etch is crisp and clear.
Material: Carbon Steel
Width: 11/16" wide from edge to top of spine at the widest point
Grind: Full hollow
Hone Wear: None
Finishes: Crocus (mirror) finish, slight glazed finish to the blade faces
Condition: Quite excellent, minor blemishes (patina) remaining in the steel, commensurate with its age
Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed with one layer or tape on the spine
Condition: Excellent, glossy & highly polished, the blade centers well between them
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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