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    Default An early John Barber

    The wedge grind blade is just over 13/16 and is polished bright. I'm told this was called a crocus finish back in the day. It does not have his trademark set-square and compass. The black horn scales are in remarkably good condition. There is a lead wedge and the pins are brass and appear to be collarless. If I did my homework correctly this razor dates between 1823 and 1833. In 1833 the firm was relisted as John Barber & Son. None to soon I think as John Barber died 13 April 1834. I only have a few stub tails and I was really pleased to get this one.
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    Nice find. Smooth shaves to you.


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    You have to love those chunky John Barber stub tails. That over all shape is iconic to the brand the same way Dubl Duck brings to mind a specific style and shape that you recognize without reading the tang or scales.
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    I mean nice razor..but nice backyard as well. That grass looks amazing.
    Cheetah notices these things.

    Stub tails are the bomb. Great score

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheetahmeatpheonix View Post
    I mean nice razor..but nice backyard as well. That grass looks amazing.
    Cheetah notices these things.

    Stub tails are the bomb. Great score

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    Sweet stub bub.
    Happy shaves!
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