George Wostenholm & Sons - 5/8 Etched Near Wedge Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
George Wostenholm & Sons - 5/8 Etched Near Wedge Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
George Wostenholm & Sons - 5/8 Etched Near Wedge Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
George Wostenholm & Sons - 5/8 Etched Near Wedge Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
George Wostenholm & Sons - 5/8 Etched Near Wedge Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
George Wostenholm & Sons - 5/8 Etched Near Wedge Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
George Wostenholm & Sons - 5/8 Etched Near Wedge Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
George Wostenholm & Sons - 5/8 Etched Near Wedge Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
George Wostenholm & Sons - 5/8 Etched Near Wedge Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready

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George Wostenholm & Sons - 5/8 Etched Near Wedge Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready

Sale price$179.00 USD
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Razor Specifics:
Age Range: Mid- 1800s
Manufacturer: George Wostenholm & Sons, Sheffield England
Restoration: Fully restored- The blade was abrasively cleaned, fully polished, and honed to shaving sharpness, original scales were oiled, sanded, polished, and waxed and finally the assembled razor was honed and stropped to a comfortable shaving edge
Blade
Material: Sheffield Crucible Carbon Steel
Width: 7/8” wide from edge to top of spine at the widest point
Grind: near wedge
Hone Wear: light 
Tip: Square
Finishes: Slightly satin mirror finish on blade faces, crocus (mirror) finish on spine and tang, nice crisp etch with a few minor stains
Condition: Very attractive, some pits and cosmetic blemishes (patina) remaining in the steel, commensurate with its age
Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed with one layer of tape on the spine, stropped and sanitized in Barbicide, fully ready to shave 
Scales
These are the original dyed horn scales (to resemble tortoiseshell)  which are in very good condition, these type of scales rarely survive in good shape
Material: lovely buffalo horn
Pinning: Brass pins and washers, the pivot pin and washers have been replaced
Condition: Glossy, highly polished, the blade is held tightly and centers well between them, a few minor flaws
An original Wostenholm paper case and unused Wostenholm waxed wrapping paper are 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.