Age Range: Circa mid- 1900s
Manufacturer: Made in Germany for Osgood, Bray & Co.
Restoration: Fully restored- The blade was abrasively refinished, fully polished and cleaned and honed to shaving sharpness (all in-house by GSG founder Matt W.), original scales were polished, ultrasonically cleaned, waxed, and finally the razor was honed to shaving sharpness
Material: Carbon Steel
Width: 11/16” wide from edge to top of spine
Grind: Half Hollow
Hone Wear: very light
Finishes: Crocus (mirror) finish on spine and tang, slightly glazed (satin) finish on blade faces, nice crisp blade etching
Condition: Excellent, only some scattered minor blemishes (patina) remaining in the steel, commensurate with its age
Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed with a layer of tape own the spine, stropped and sanitized, fully ready to shave
Material: Molded celluloid
Pinning: Nickel silver pins & washers, the pivot pin has been replaced
Condition: Excellent+, 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.