Rare William Greaves & Sons "Washington Razor" - 7/8 Blade Fancy Pressed Horn Scales- Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
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Rare William Greaves & Sons "Washington Razor" - 7/8 Blade Fancy Pressed Horn Scales- Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready Rare William Greaves & Sons "Washington Razor" - 7/8 Blade Fancy Pressed Horn Scales- Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready Rare William Greaves & Sons "Washington Razor" - 7/8 Blade Fancy Pressed Horn Scales- Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready Rare William Greaves & Sons "Washington Razor" - 7/8 Blade Fancy Pressed Horn Scales- Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready Rare William Greaves & Sons "Washington Razor" - 7/8 Blade Fancy Pressed Horn Scales- Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready Rare William Greaves & Sons "Washington Razor" - 7/8 Blade Fancy Pressed Horn Scales- Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready Rare William Greaves & Sons "Washington Razor" - 7/8 Blade Fancy Pressed Horn Scales- Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready Rare William Greaves & Sons "Washington Razor" - 7/8 Blade Fancy Pressed Horn Scales- Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready Rare William Greaves & Sons "Washington Razor" - 7/8 Blade Fancy Pressed Horn Scales- Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready Rare William Greaves & Sons "Washington Razor" - 7/8 Blade Fancy Pressed Horn Scales- Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready Rare William Greaves & Sons "Washington Razor" - 7/8 Blade Fancy Pressed Horn Scales- Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready Rare William Greaves & Sons "Washington Razor" - 7/8 Blade Fancy Pressed Horn Scales- Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready Rare William Greaves & Sons "Washington Razor" - 7/8 Blade Fancy Pressed Horn Scales- Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready Rare William Greaves & Sons "Washington Razor" - 7/8 Blade Fancy Pressed Horn Scales- Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready

Rare William Greaves & Sons "Washington Razor" - 7/8 Blade Fancy Pressed Horn Scales- Vintage Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready

$329.00 USD


NOTE: In many years of buying, selling and collecting Sheffield razors, this is the only example of this American Centennial Etch I have seen
Razor Specifics:
Age Range: Late 1800s, presumably 1876 exactly
Manufacturer: Wade & Butcher, Sheffield England
Restoration: Fully restored: The near wedge blade was reground on a 8" wheel, fully polished and cleaned, fitted with the restored original scales, repinned and finally honed to a pleasant shaving edge
Blade
Material: Sheffield Crucible Carbon Steel
Width: 7/8" wide from edge to top of spine at the widest point
Grind: Between Quarter Hollow and Near Wedge 
Hone Wear: None, careful regrinding has left the blade with no hone wear and a thin, even bevel
Tip: Barbers Notch
Finishes: Crocus (mirror) finish all over, Gorgeous crisp deeply stamped wording
Condition: Excellent, only minor 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, fully ready to shave
Scales
Material: Original pressed and gold painted black horn
Pinning:  Brass pins and washers, only the pivot pin has been replaced
Condition: Very nice, only the slightest flaws but overall lovely, freshly polished, 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.

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