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    Default 8/8 McMoran & Co. Warranted Sheffield Straight Razor

    Hello All Cheetah here,

    I won this on Ebay yesterday and I'm coming up short on info on this maker. I've noticed that there's been a shortage of 8/8s being posted lately so I'm here to do my part.

    I just checked taylors1000.com - Full A to Z list and nothing so I guess that list is not full yet...lol. I've googled and googled and nothing but old ebay links to expired sales.

    The only other post that I've seen of a McMoran is actually on this site. I saw it here Back in 2011 Sharptonn had one. How fitting, my first post in like a year and I'm already singing his praises...lol

    It looks like if I ever get around to restoring it, I will lose some of the width of the blade. That edge looks pretty ragged. I won't be able to tell what the rust situation is either until I receive it in the mail.

    This is what the seller had to say:
    "For sale is an antique straight razor. The blade is signed "J. McMoran & Co." I think it also reads 'Sheffield' so this might be made in England? It has a natural looking wood handle and the blade is rather larger so this might have been for a barber? I am not exactly sure how to measure the blade but as you can see from the 4th picture it is about 1" thick. It is also just under 6" across. The wood handle is about 6 1/8" across. The condition of the blade is fairly good with some oxidation and some light chipping of the edge, just as pictured. The handle is in good shape and intact with I suppose normal general wear and patina. I am not a razor person so if you have specific questions please feel free to ask."

    Let me know your thoughts. Thank for looking.

    Cheetah Meat
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    You do find a lot of cleavers.
    It's not what you know, it's who you take fishing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    You do find a lot of cleavers.
    8/8s and up are really the only ones that appeal to me.
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    I have noticed that. We all get to a point of focus sooner or later.
    It's not what you know, it's who you take fishing!

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    Nice find, you've got to check out the Herr and Riga Razors, some massive, traditionally styled Sheffield customs at a great price....

    Great find by the way, the day's of finding the nice big choppers have been really thin lately...

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    A lovely heavy wedge you got there, come back when you get it cleaned up
    A quick search on the link below will give you something on J McMoran, Sheffield....

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    Hoowee, Cheetameat! That's a big old rusty razzer!
    Looks an old regrind. McMorans are hard to see.

    I reckon the wood scales were crafted long ago, albeit not original.

    Get to rubbing! (THAT is not your hand, Cheetah! )

    SAY! I have an old McMoran! Not nearly as wide as this one.

    Since Cheetah linked to the thread, I have a picture.

    Old stuff, McMoran!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    Hoowee, Cheetameat! That's a big old rusty razzer!
    Looks an old regrind. McMorans are hard to see.

    I reckon the wood scales were crafted long ago, albeit not original.

    Get to rubbing! (THAT is not your hand, Cheetah! )

    SAY! I have an old McMoran! Not nearly as wide as this one.

    Since Cheetah linked to the thread, I have a picture.

    Old stuff, McMoran!

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    You know me too well. The whole time that I was posting, i was thinking that I should write that "that's not my hand"...lol
    Amazing. Thanks for the info as always. Yours looks like it's not a day over 2 years old.

    Cheetah
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrank View Post
    Nice find, you've got to check out the Herr and Riga Razors, some massive, traditionally styled Sheffield customs at a great price....

    Great find by the way, the day's of finding the nice big choppers have been really thin lately...
    Hey Phrank, I just checked out their page. Not my style. Too many angles and ridges. Yes they are massive but I much prefer stuff that will never be made again (like a 1965 mustang) classic materials, classic lines, classic names. Stuff that you have to work on to earn that new found feel..like a '66 Mustang fastback. Not the coupe...only the fast back and with Shelby Stripes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    You do find a lot of cleavers.
    Well my middle name is meat...LMAO. Thats what I'm supposed to do.
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