John Pitts Celebrated Razor - 6/8 Half Hollow Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
John Pitts Celebrated Razor - 6/8 Half Hollow Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
John Pitts Celebrated Razor - 6/8 Half Hollow Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
John Pitts Celebrated Razor - 6/8 Half Hollow Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
John Pitts Celebrated Razor - 6/8 Half Hollow Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
John Pitts Celebrated Razor - 6/8 Half Hollow Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
John Pitts Celebrated Razor - 6/8 Half Hollow Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
John Pitts Celebrated Razor - 6/8 Half Hollow Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
John Pitts Celebrated Razor - 6/8 Half Hollow Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
John Pitts Celebrated Razor - 6/8 Half Hollow Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
John Pitts Celebrated Razor - 6/8 Half Hollow Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready

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John Pitts Celebrated Razor - 6/8 Half Hollow Blade with Original Horn Scales - Fully Restored Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready

Sale price$159.00 USD
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Razor Specifics:
Age Range: Early-Mid 1800s
Manufacturer: John Pitts, 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: 6/8” wide from edge to top of spine at the widest point
Grind: and old regrind dating probably to the late 1800s or early 1900s, very nicely done resulting in a half hollow 
Hone Wear: very light 
Tip: Barbers notch
Finishes: Slightly satin mirror finish on blade faces, crocus (mirror) finish on spine and tang
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
Material: original brown horn scales
Pinning: brass pins & washers, only the pivot pin has been replaced
Condition: Excellent+, overall wonderful for 150+ year old horn, 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.