George Wostenholm "Best Silver Steel" Fancy 7/8 Blade with Rare Pressed Horn Scales - Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Fully Restored & Shave Ready
George Wostenholm "Best Silver Steel" Fancy 7/8 Blade with Rare Pressed Horn Scales - Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Fully Restored & Shave Ready
George Wostenholm "Best Silver Steel" Fancy 7/8 Blade with Rare Pressed Horn Scales - Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Fully Restored & Shave Ready
George Wostenholm "Best Silver Steel" Fancy 7/8 Blade with Rare Pressed Horn Scales - Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Fully Restored & Shave Ready
George Wostenholm "Best Silver Steel" Fancy 7/8 Blade with Rare Pressed Horn Scales - Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Fully Restored & Shave Ready
George Wostenholm "Best Silver Steel" Fancy 7/8 Blade with Rare Pressed Horn Scales - Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Fully Restored & Shave Ready
George Wostenholm "Best Silver Steel" Fancy 7/8 Blade with Rare Pressed Horn Scales - Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Fully Restored & Shave Ready
George Wostenholm "Best Silver Steel" Fancy 7/8 Blade with Rare Pressed Horn Scales - Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Fully Restored & Shave Ready
George Wostenholm "Best Silver Steel" Fancy 7/8 Blade with Rare Pressed Horn Scales - Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Fully Restored & Shave Ready
George Wostenholm "Best Silver Steel" Fancy 7/8 Blade with Rare Pressed Horn Scales - Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Fully Restored & Shave Ready
George Wostenholm "Best Silver Steel" Fancy 7/8 Blade with Rare Pressed Horn Scales - Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Fully Restored & Shave Ready

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George Wostenholm "Best Silver Steel" Fancy 7/8 Blade with Rare Pressed Horn Scales - Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Fully Restored & Shave Ready

Sale price$389.00 USD
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Razor Specifics:
Age Range: Circa mid-late 1800s
Manufacturer: George Wostenholm & Sons, 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: Sheffield Carbon Crucible Steel
Width: 7/8” wide from edge to top of spine at the widest point
Grind: Near wedge
Hone Wear: None at all, careful regrinding has left the blade with no hone wear and a thin, even bevel at the edge 
Tip: Barbers notch
Finishes: Slightly satin mirror finish on blade faces, crocus (mirror) finish on spine and tang
Condition: Stunning and nearly perfect, some cosmetic blemishes (patina) remaining in the steel, commensurate with its age but amazing overall
Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed with 1 layer of tape on the spine, fully stropped, sanitized and ready to shave
Scales
Material: Pressed black horn with gold in-painting
Pinning: Brass pins & washers, only the pivot pin has been replaced
Condition: Excellent, no major flaws but do show some light aging, the blade is held tightly and centers well between them
The period correct Wostenholm razor box is also included as shown

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.