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    I don't know if either of these are actually that old, but here are two very old razors. Photo 1 says... actually I don't remember, I think W(crown) R over Warranted. Photo 2 is bad, but it's a Clark & Hall similar to the one Dwarven posted.
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    Those two look well into the 1800 tang slim down period. Is that Clark N Hall yours??

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    Default Landers Frary & Clark

    The name Clark sounded familiar, but after checking this
    razor, I see Landers Frary & Clark on the blade.
    Has --WARRANTED--below the names and below that
    it says NEW BRITAIN.CONN.U.S.A.
    On the actual blade itself it reads UNIVERSAL with LF & C
    below that.
    It is also numbered on the back--346.
    The box has the same info on it. I'm wondering how old
    it is!

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    Welcome to SRP.
    Trademark "Universal" was used by Landers Frary & Clark since 1909 till 1950. In fact since 1912.

    P.S. Your razor isn't for this thread.
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    Default Wade & Butcher

    I also have a Wade & Butcher. The blade has writing,
    The Unequalled & Justly Famed . . .
    Is it that old?

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    Quote Originally Posted by holli4pirating View Post
    I don't know if either of these are actually that old, but here are two very old razors. Photo 1 says... actually I don't remember, I think W(crown) R over Warranted. Photo 2 is bad, but it's a Clark & Hall similar to the one Dwarven posted.
    W crown R is probably William the Fourth who ruled between 1830 to 1837. An oldie for sure and probably not seen often, with only a seven year reign.

    I assume a Royal Warrant was issued during his reign, but I don't know who to.... maybe. Don't take that as gospel. Can't find any decision one way or the other.
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    Gentlemen, I'd like if I may to submit this razor for your appraisal. I know nothing about it yet, in fact it's a very recent acquisition, thrown in with another much fancier one by the shopkeeper to clinch the deal. My guess is: old.

    The mark seems to be something like "ARANTIA":

    If anyone can throw any light on this one, I'd be grateful. It's doubtful whether this will become a working member of the collection, because the lack of a tang alarms me a great deal.
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    Just wanted to interject here...was checking this thread out...You all have awesome looking older style razors.Love the blade shapes ! Wish a company would start making some of theses styles again

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    I heard from a shave collector some years ago who claimed to have some shave stuff from this era and before. He claimed to have a 1702 straight razor that looked like a small hatchet and a straight from Jean of Arc's time period that was in the shape of a thick necklace, the sort that women today would wear but only a lot thicker.

    It seems that the razor was worn like a necklace by a barber who would ride in a support carvan behind the french knights and would frequently shave and trim the hair from french knights who were not fighting on the lines at that point in time. He would remove the necklace and strop it on a strop that looked identical to modern strops then shave knights. Imagine shaving with a circular razor.

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    Does this one qualify and does anyone know anything about the maker?

    By the way the dark spot in the center of the blade is just a reflection.
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