Unknown Maker Retailed in Paris / Made in Sens 6/8 Blade with Original & Ivory Scales - 1800s Fully Restored French Straight Razor - Shave Ready
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Unknown Maker Retailed in Paris / Made in Sens 6/8 Blade with Original & Ivory Scales - 1800s Fully Restored French Straight Razor - Shave Ready Unknown Maker Retailed in Paris / Made in Sens 6/8 Blade with Original & Ivory Scales - 1800s Fully Restored French Straight Razor - Shave Ready Unknown Maker Retailed in Paris / Made in Sens 6/8 Blade with Original & Ivory Scales - 1800s Fully Restored French Straight Razor - Shave Ready Unknown Maker Retailed in Paris / Made in Sens 6/8 Blade with Original & Ivory Scales - 1800s Fully Restored French Straight Razor - Shave Ready Unknown Maker Retailed in Paris / Made in Sens 6/8 Blade with Original & Ivory Scales - 1800s Fully Restored French Straight Razor - Shave Ready Unknown Maker Retailed in Paris / Made in Sens 6/8 Blade with Original & Ivory Scales - 1800s Fully Restored French Straight Razor - Shave Ready Unknown Maker Retailed in Paris / Made in Sens 6/8 Blade with Original & Ivory Scales - 1800s Fully Restored French Straight Razor - Shave Ready Unknown Maker Retailed in Paris / Made in Sens 6/8 Blade with Original & Ivory Scales - 1800s Fully Restored French Straight Razor - Shave Ready Unknown Maker Retailed in Paris / Made in Sens 6/8 Blade with Original & Ivory Scales - 1800s Fully Restored French Straight Razor - Shave Ready Unknown Maker Retailed in Paris / Made in Sens 6/8 Blade with Original & Ivory Scales - 1800s Fully Restored French Straight Razor - Shave Ready Unknown Maker Retailed in Paris / Made in Sens 6/8 Blade with Original & Ivory Scales - 1800s Fully Restored French Straight Razor - Shave Ready

Unknown Maker Retailed in Paris / Made in Sens 6/8 Blade with Original & Ivory Scales - 1800s Fully Restored French Straight Razor - Shave Ready

$179.00 USD


Razor Specifics:
Age Range: 1800s
Manufacturer: unknown, the stamp seems to indicate the razor was retailed in Paris (retailer name is unintelligible), Manufactured in Sens, France
Restoration: Fully restored- The blade was carefully reground to correct blade geometry and remove detrimental wear, fully polished, The restored original scales were fitted and finally the assembled razor was honed and stropped to a comfortable shaving edge (all in-house by GSG founder Matt W.)
Blade
Material: Carbon Steel
Width: 3/4” wide from edge to top of spine at the widest point
Grind: Near Wedge
Hone Wear: Little, careful regrinding has left the blade with minimal hone wear and a thin, even bevel at the edge 
Tip: Round 
Finishes: Crocus (mirror) finish all over
Condition: Very attractive, some signs of use and cosmetic blemishes (patina) remaining in the steel, commensurate with its age but stunning overall
Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed with 1 layer of tape on the spine, fully stropped, sanitized and ready to shave
Scales
Material: Original pre-1900 elephant ivory, polished to a high gloss and fitted with new hardware, ivory spacer wedge
Pinning: Brass pins and washers
Condition: Small fractures at wedge on pile side scale, sealed with clear adhesive, excellent otherwise, the blade centers well between them and is balanced well
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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