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The Sweeniest Todd around.

Universally Approved

My newest (and last for a good while) straight razor.

It's a Wade & Butcher true wedge (meaning the blade isn't hollowed as a concession to those pansies who don't want to precariously hold fourteen pounds of steel above their vulnerable thorax). Those aren't the original scales (handle). I'd guess they were replaced about 80 years ago based on the wear and the quality of the brass pins. The blade itself was made probably a hundred years before that. It was manufactured during the reign of King George IV, 1820-1830. If you go to the Flickr page and look at the high res version you can see the crown and GR stamp on the tang.

It'll be fully usable after some work, mostly to hone out a couple of small nicks in the edge. Probably incurred when severing some landmass or other during a 'tectonic event'.

Comments

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bogwitch64
May. 25th, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
Cool.
caprine
May. 25th, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
Sweet!
avocadovpx
May. 25th, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)
14 pounds? Wow. A very fine razor you have there.
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