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    About steel.
    I never saw such patina on the stainless steel.
    But, it's only my experience.
    Maybe I'm wrong.

    P.S. But according years of company work. I don't think, it's stainless steel.
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    I beg to differ..AJ Jordan was an expert cutlery maker and was asked to try his luck at making str8 razors..my box and blade says Mass on it

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    If you have such info, I'll glad to know the source of it.
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    Jordan, A. J. ''Old Faithful'' 5/8 - Straight Razor Place Wiki

    ok..st. Louis would be correct..guess my seller wasn't too sure

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    Yes. I saw this razor.
    This razor was made by A.T. Jordan for A.J. Jordan.
    A.T. Jordan used the trademark "Old Faithful", and he was in Sheffield.
    And he was in business 1880 - (1919).

    P.S. I couldn't find info about A.J. Jordan as a razor maker.
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    Slightly off topic but relevant to the current conversation. NOTE: I am not discussing Pcad's razor here.

    Stainless steel will rust and tarnish if not properly passivated. Here's what a quick search turned up: http://www.iftworldwide.com/white_paper/passivation.pdf
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    Joe,
    You're absolutely right, stainless steel will rust.
    But stainless steel don't have the same patina.

    P.S. Hmm... May be, create another topic for this discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoughBoy68 View Post
    My three extremely scarce John Williams Damascus Sheffield razors in 6/8 round point (black scales), 6/8 square point (black scales)and 11/16 square point (yellow scales) manufactured 1900-1920s. You can find some treasures on eBay, these were around $15 each including shipping......very fine shavers.
    I recently picked up another 6/8 Square Point John Williams Damascus but with yellow scales, (will try to post pics later) that gives my grandson a set of four. I'm hoping to collect a full 7 day set by the time he is old enough to shave; it has taken me 2 years to acquire these 4, but I have plenty of time as he is only 3 1/2 years old now..........
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    Hey well I'm new to the site and newish to straight shaving (I learnt to shave with a straight and did for a few years but thats over 20 years ago now)

    However I have bought a couple of Sheffields to go along with the pair of Dovo Bismarcks that I ordered.

    I figured I would post thme here for you guys to critique, hopefully I haven't bought a complete load of old tat!

    13/16th P Ford Rattler






    4/8ths J&Riley Carr







    They have been sold to me as being fully restored and shave ready and both have the original horn scales

    As I say let me know what you think
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    I like the rattler - I was eyeing it up actually. Neil Miller looks like he does excellent work. In fact I have a friend, member of this forum who has his restorations done by Neil. As I say great work. It seems like he does a really great finish on old horn scales too. Enjoy!
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