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    A fairly rare Mappin Brothers Lancet Sheffield straight razor. A fancy half rattler grind the Lancet had a patented/registered date of 1848. Restored to its original crocus finish and wearing faux tortoise scales with a lead wedge and brass pins and collars. Rattler grind razors were more difficult to grind because they were ground from heel to toe making it harder to control blade thickness.
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    Wonderful save, as usual.

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    Fantastic save Karl. Is that acrylic or dyed horn?
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    That's a beauty Karl!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejmolitor37 View Post
    Fantastic save Karl. Is that acrylic or dyed horn?
    It's a polyester that was sold by Masecraft. Unfortunately they don't have any more. I used the last of it on this razor and another Joseph Elliot half rattler grind I recently restored. I have ordered some Kirinite tortoise but I have never used it. High hopes. I should receive it this week.
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    Lovely restore as always Karl
    Mappin Brothers were in business a little longer than you thought, here's a link below:

    Our History | Mappin & Webb
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    Fancy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 782sirbrian View Post
    Lovely restore as always Karl
    Mappin Brothers were in business a little longer than you thought, here's a link below:

    Our History | Mappin & Webb
    I was just referring to the blade stamp which is Mappin Brothers. The company name changed to Mappin and Webb in 1868 and the blade stamp would have changed accordingly. Just trying to help date the razor. Mappin & Webb survived until 1971 when the factory in Sheffield was closed. The name survived longer than that on luxury jewelry and silverware. There is about 5 pages of reference material In Tweedale's Directory.
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    From the above website

    In 1864 Mappin, Webb & Co was formed, the very year that George Webb was to die. 'Mappin & Webb Ltd ' was first recorded in 1889, and at this stage the business was focused on manufacturing based in Sheffield.

    Meanwhile Mappin Brothers Ltd had remained with the middle brothers, Joseph and Edward, and as the British Empire grew they had grown with it, with stores being opened worldwide. They were succeeded by Edward's son Charles Mappin who eventually sold the business in 1884. Over the next ten years the new owners seem to have struggled in finding a direction and eventually failed. In 1903, John Mappin acquired the original London retail business, Mappin Brothers, and from 1899, the Company was known as 'Mappin & Webb Ltd incorporating Mappin Brothers'. The double named business is evident in some of the old store photographs from this era which show both Mappins and Mappin & Webb names on shop exteriors.
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    Beautiful job Karl, can't wait to hold it in hand and have a shave with this magnificent razor.

    You did a stunning job on the Elliot in faux tortoise and the W&B in bone also....

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