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    Default SHAPLEIGH HWD CO. ST. LOUIS , USA

    Got this in the mail this AM. Its a SHAPLEIGH HWD CO. ST. LOUIS , USA with a 7/8's Blade. Closed knife is 6 1/2" open is 9 5/8 and I believe its half hollow, To me this is a big knife, my others are all smaller than this one. Can't wait to shave with this Bad Boy, not sure about the hollow though. Spine measures a full 3/16 across
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    It looks to be in excellent shape and should hone up to be a fine shaver. Good score!

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    Those a very fine shavers.

    SHAPLEIGH HARDWARE COMPANY, ST. LOUIS, MO c 1843-1960 The Shapleigh Hardware Company was founded in St. Louis, MO in 1843 and could be considered the “Home Depot” of their day. They contracted with various firms, both domestic and foreign, to make their knives. All Shapleigh knives were noted for their quality and their durability. Their best known trademarks are “Shapleigh’s”, “Diamond Edge”, and “DE”. In 1940, they purchased the E.C. Simmons Hardware Company, also of St. Louis. The company closed in 1960 and sold their remaining stock to Val Test Distributors of Chicago.
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    Beautiful score Blugill . Hone it up and I am sure it'll give you a fantastic shave

    Max; Thanks for the history behind this company.

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