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    Another with stamped "Silver steel", 12cm length - 2mm width at widest point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voidmonster View Post
    The scales are bone, not ivory.
    yeah, I think this is what they call 'picked' bone
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    very very nice razors !! ive pulled hair out doing searches if not for you and ScienceGuy with your advanced searchesvandmaterial i would be bald !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoglahoo View Post
    You don't have to remove the patina to hone it

    nice razor, I don't think it's American-made though just because it is widely accepted that straight razor manufacturing didn't begin in the US until decades later
    I agree. I think it is an old Sheffield. I Have a small straight but it isn't a corn razor. It is an old Theo A. Kochs Co called an Autocrat shown here with an old Joseph Rodgers.
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    Very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outback View Post
    Very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voidmonster View Post
    I've been doing more research and continually turning up nothing. The scales are bone, not ivory. That much I'm sure of.

    But that 'Refined Steel' mark is vexing me.
    Interestingly, I'm astonish about your vexing since one of your own razors displays that "Refined Steel" mark, and you talk about it on your own webpage.... the ‘Styring & Co / Refined Steel’
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    Came across the G.&W. Higgenbotham reference to "Refined Steel" but the dating of this firm doesn't really match the razor in question. But their father George born in 1773 is possible, he's only listed as a scissors manufacturer....

    Nevertheless the razor is interesting, the scales are very beautiful, the carving is stunning. Agreed that this razor is Sheffield made. Came across this razor pictured below with perhaps a trademark that you can identify.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin103 View Post
    Interestingly, I'm astonish about your vexing since one of your own razors displays that "Refined Steel" mark, and you talk about it on your own webpage.... the ‘Styring & Co / Refined Steel’
    From the margins | The Shivering Beggar

    Came across the G.&W. Higgenbotham reference to "Refined Steel" but the dating of this firm doesn't really match the razor in question. But their father George born in 1773 is possible, he's only listed as a scissors manufacturer....

    Nevertheless the razor is interesting, the scales are very beautiful, the carving is stunning. Agreed that this razor is Sheffield made. Came across this razor pictured below with perhaps a trademark that you can identify.
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    Check the date of the original post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoglahoo View Post
    yeah, I think this is what they call 'picked' bone
    Here is an exampled of "picked bone"

    that style is also known as worm grooved, picked bone.

    Zak's razor is carved and I'm still not sure that it isn't ivory.
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