L. West 11/16 Excellent Vintage Restored Worcester Mass. Usa Straight Razor - Shave Ready
L. West 11/16 Excellent Vintage Restored Worcester Mass. Usa Straight Razor - Shave Ready
L. West 11/16 Excellent Vintage Restored Worcester Mass. Usa Straight Razor - Shave Ready
L. West 11/16 Excellent Vintage Restored Worcester Mass. Usa Straight Razor - Shave Ready
L. West 11/16 Excellent Vintage Restored Worcester Mass. Usa Straight Razor - Shave Ready
L. West 11/16 Excellent Vintage Restored Worcester Mass. Usa Straight Razor - Shave Ready
L. West 11/16 Excellent Vintage Restored Worcester Mass. Usa Straight Razor - Shave Ready
L. West 11/16 Excellent Vintage Restored Worcester Mass. Usa Straight Razor - Shave Ready
L. West 11/16 Excellent Vintage Restored Worcester Mass. Usa Straight Razor - Shave Ready
L. West 11/16 Excellent Vintage Restored Worcester Mass. Usa Straight Razor - Shave Ready
L. West 11/16 Excellent Vintage Restored Worcester Mass. Usa Straight Razor - Shave Ready

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L. West 11/16 Excellent Vintage Restored Worcester Mass.? USA Straight Razor - Shave Ready

Sale price$99.00 USD
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Razor Specifics:
Age Range: Circa 1900s-1940s
Manufacturer: this razor's blade looks to have been made by the J.R. Torrey Co., Worcester Mass. USA, for L. West, possibly a local barber supply
Restoration: Lightly but thoroughly restored, and the razor was honed to shaving sharpness
Blade
Material: Carbon Steel
Width:  5/8” wide from edge to top of spine
Grind: Full hollow
Hone Wear: very light
Tip: round
Finishes: Crocus (mirror) finish on tang and spine, glazed finish on the blade faces
Condition: Excellent restored finish minor cosmetic blemishes remaining 
Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed with a layer of tape on the spine and stropped and sanitized, fully ready to shave
Scales
Material:translucent celluloid, original
Pinning: Nickel silver original pins and washers, the pivot has been replaced
Condition: Glossy and lovely, near mint, 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.