George Wostenholm & Sons Huge Celebrated Ixl Razor 8/8 Thumb Notch Blade With Custom Horn Scales -
George Wostenholm & Sons Huge Celebrated Ixl Razor 8/8 Thumb Notch Blade With Custom Horn Scales -
George Wostenholm & Sons Huge Celebrated Ixl Razor 8/8 Thumb Notch Blade With Custom Horn Scales -
George Wostenholm & Sons Huge Celebrated Ixl Razor 8/8 Thumb Notch Blade With Custom Horn Scales -
George Wostenholm & Sons Huge Celebrated Ixl Razor 8/8 Thumb Notch Blade With Custom Horn Scales -
George Wostenholm & Sons Huge Celebrated Ixl Razor 8/8 Thumb Notch Blade With Custom Horn Scales -
George Wostenholm & Sons Huge Celebrated Ixl Razor 8/8 Thumb Notch Blade With Custom Horn Scales -
George Wostenholm & Sons Huge Celebrated Ixl Razor 8/8 Thumb Notch Blade With Custom Horn Scales -
George Wostenholm & Sons Huge Celebrated Ixl Razor 8/8 Thumb Notch Blade With Custom Horn Scales -
George Wostenholm & Sons Huge Celebrated Ixl Razor 8/8 Thumb Notch Blade With Custom Horn Scales -
George Wostenholm & Sons Huge Celebrated Ixl Razor 8/8 Thumb Notch Blade With Custom Horn Scales -
George Wostenholm & Sons Huge Celebrated Ixl Razor 8/8 Thumb Notch Blade With Custom Horn Scales -
George Wostenholm & Sons Huge Celebrated Ixl Razor 8/8 Thumb Notch Blade With Custom Horn Scales -

Griffith Shaving Goods

George Wostenholm & Sons HUGE Celebrated IXL Razor 8/8 Thumb Notch Blade with Custom Horn Scales - Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Fully Restored & Shave Ready

Sale price$479.00 USD
Quantity:
Razor Specifics:
Age Range: Circa early-mid 1800s
Manufacturer: George Wostenholm & Sons, Sheffield England
Restoration: Fully restored: The blade was fully re-ground to remove corrosion and hone wear, fully polished, fitted with the newly made custom scales, repinned and honed to a superior shave ready state
Blade
Material: Crucible Steel
Width: 1” wide from edge to top of spine at the widest point
Grind: Around quarter hollow
Hone Wear: almost none, with a thin even bevel at the edge
Tip: Barbers notch 
Finishes: Crocus (mirror) finish all over the blade
Condition: Very attractive, few cosmetic blemishes (patina) remaining in the steel, commensurate with its age but stunning overall
Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed and stropped and sanitized, fully ready to shave
Scales
These newly made scales, custom fitted to this razor in our workshop
Material: Exquisite light brown horn with a bone spacer wedge
Pinning: Brass pins & reproduction extra large bullseye washers
Condition: Glossy, highly polished and well balanced, the blade is held tightly and centers well between them
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.