W. Gilchrist - 13/16" Blade with Custom Horn Scales - Handsome Fully Restored Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
W. Gilchrist - 13/16" Blade with Custom Horn Scales - Handsome Fully Restored Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
W. Gilchrist - 13/16" Blade with Custom Horn Scales - Handsome Fully Restored Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
W. Gilchrist - 13/16" Blade with Custom Horn Scales - Handsome Fully Restored Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
W. Gilchrist - 13/16" Blade with Custom Horn Scales - Handsome Fully Restored Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
W. Gilchrist - 13/16" Blade with Custom Horn Scales - Handsome Fully Restored Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
W. Gilchrist - 13/16" Blade with Custom Horn Scales - Handsome Fully Restored Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
W. Gilchrist - 13/16" Blade with Custom Horn Scales - Handsome Fully Restored Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
W. Gilchrist - 13/16" Blade with Custom Horn Scales - Handsome Fully Restored Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
W. Gilchrist - 13/16" Blade with Custom Horn Scales - Handsome Fully Restored Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready

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W. Gilchrist - 13/16" Blade with Custom Horn Scales - Handsome Fully Restored Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready

Sale price$239.00 USD
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Razor Specifics:
Age Range: Circa Mid-late 1800s
Manufacturer: W. Gilchrist, Sheffield England
Restoration: Fully restored- The blade was fully and masterfully reground to remove hone wear and restore correct blade geometry then fully polished; the new custom scales were fitted and finally the assembled razor was honed and stropped to a comfortable shaving edge
Blade
Material: Sheffield Crucible Steel (carbon steel)
Width: 13/16" wide from edge to top of spine at the widest point
Grind: Near wedge
Hone Wear: Very light careful regrinding has left the blade with very little hone wear and a thin, even bevel at the edge 
Tip: Barbers Notch
Finishes: Slightly satin mirror finish on blade faces, crocus (mirror) finish on spine and tang
Condition: Excellent, some small marks remaining in the steel, commensurate with its age
Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed and stropped and sanitized, fully ready to shave
Scales
These are new scales, made with care in our workshop
Material: Gorgeous glossy new buffalo horn with with a mammoth ivory wedge
Pinning: Brass pins and reproduction washers
Condition: Glossy, lovely weight, highly 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.