This is my first pass at cleaning it up.
I wish I could have better preserved the darkening of the blade etching. I'll have to look into methods of doing that. Maybe some combination of wax and acid?
Once I get it good and clean, I'll get a proper water stone and teach myself how to hone. Good thing I've got two blades, huh?
It was made somewhere between 1906 and 1912. I'm guessing the scales (handle) are celluloid. Yes, I know what that means and yes I'll be even more careful than I'd normally be with a blade sharp enough to cut hair with no more force than the stiffness of the cuticle.
Edited to add.
This thing is actually sharp enough to shave. Not a real comfortable shave, mind you, but a shave all the same.
- Current Music:Barry Andrews - Licking Honey from a Razor