Robert Smith "Maker" -11/16" Heavy Blade with Original Horn Scales - Restored Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
Age Range: Early-Mid 1800s
Manufacturer: Robert Smith, Sheffield?
Restoration: Fully restored: The near wedge blade was carefully reground on an 8" wheel, full polished and cleaned, the original scales were carefully repaired, polished, oiled and repinned and the razor was then honed to shaving sharpness
Material: Crucible Carbon Steel
Width: 11/16” wide from edge to top of spine at the widest point
Grind: Around Quarter Hollow
Hone Wear: None at all, careful regrinding has left the blade with no hone wear and a thin, even bevel at the edge
Finishes: Crocus (mirror) finish all over
Condition: Very attractive, some cosmetic blemishes (patina) remaining in the steel, commensurate with its age but stunning overall
Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed with one layer of tape on the spine, stropped and sanitized in Barbicide
Condition: Fully restored, Glossy and lovely for their age,flawlesss, the blade is held tightly and centers well between them
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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