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    Here is a razor I picked up off the bay. This exact razor was dated to "pre-1760" by the member Fikira here:

    https://historyrazors.wordpress.com/...8th-century-2/

    Take that with as much salt as you'd like

    Regardless, this razor is OLD. I chose not to follow through on a better polishing job because, well, this fat wedge's "character" would take forever to sand out.

    Last time I went down popsicle stick lane it was suggested I make the scales a little thinner. Here is a stab at it with only a single stick on each side. Too thin for me. Next time I will double it up again and profile it out.

    Yes, it was awesome to shave with something as old as General Washington, Louis XV, and Issac Newton (possibly).

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    Nice save on the blade

    And scales are just as personal as every other part of this lifestyle
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    nice save. interesting razor though. Don't recall seeing one of the style with a tail like that. Are there any makers marks on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tintin View Post
    nice save. interesting razor though. Don't recall seeing one of the style with a tail like that. Are there any makers marks on it?
    Unfortunatley, there is not.

    I would imagine this was born during the cottage industry before maker marks were a given.

    The spike is a little wavy. I could see someone flattening a billet, then stretching out and trimming the tail...

    The link in my first post has some examples of other very radical and crude tail designs from the turn of the 18th century (scroll to the bottom).


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    We gotta get you to pinning, Geo......Just saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    We gotta get you to pinning, Geo......Just saying.
    Haha, my next one has a certain flavor of pinning... but you can be the judge of that



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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    We gotta get you to pinning, Geo......Just saying.
    +1 to that. You have some skills, man - all that's missing is proper pins. The better you do with the scales and blade, the more the screws look... like not pins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoID View Post
    Unfortunatley, there is not.

    I would imagine this was born during the cottage industry before maker marks were a given.

    The spike is a little wavy. I could see someone flattening a billet, then stretching out and trimming the tail...

    The link in my first post has some examples of other very radical and crude tail designs from the turn of the 18th century (scroll to the bottom).


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    Much more likely the maker's mark was ground off. It may have been on the top of the spine, as many were from that general time period. A lot of marks stamped into the top were light or incomplete.

    Sheffield maker's marks go back to the 1560's, and your razor is definitely not that old.
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    Great looking razor that. Very nice find and a great job on the restoration work too.
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    It's old for sure (18th century), but I would not apply a definitive pre-1760 to it, simply because it can be perilous to date things just based off of blade shapes.

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