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    Default help for a beginner ? RE: j.w Meeson & sons, sheffield

    RE: i recently bought my first straight razor and was wondering if anyone could help provide a bit of history/ background on it,
    on the shank it says " j.w Meeson & sons Sheffield" i bought it off ebay for around 9.00 (p&p) included.

    the razor has some cosmetic damage as its quite old i gather also the blade needs honing and was wondering if anyone knew of any hone-masters around the Manchester (uk) area?

    any help or infomation regarding this matter would be massively appreciated.

    if anymore images are required just let me know.

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    Welcome to SRP!
    check the member introduction forum and you will find some links to UK based honing and restoration services. from those pictures the blade looks ok but i have been fooled by pictures before. the scales though... the split near the toe pin... no big deal... but is that a crack further up?
    i know nothing about the maker but I'm sure , Neil, Manah or Martin will be along soon to puzzle it out for you.

    enjoy,
    jim

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    from what i can tell from what little knowledge i have, the blade is ok just needs honing (i tried shaving a patch on my leg and it didnt cut any hair lol). as for the scales there is no crack i think its just a bad picture, however there is a few chips ect. thanks for your help im rather new to straight razors and forums.

    jason

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    Welcome to SRP. I can't help with the history either. Have fun with the new hobbie!

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    thanks for the kind words. I may have found something interesting on google books that references J.W Meeson&sons that dates at 1840

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    Hi Jason,
    Did you ever get any more information on your Meeson or about hone miesters in UK? I Also have a Meeson, how I found your thread, and know a honemiester in Pontefract?
    Thanks,
    Al

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