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HANDMADE CUSTOM STRAIGHT RAZORS, KITCHEN KNIVES & OTHER CUTLERY

VINTAGE STRAIGHT RAZORS FOR SALE

All Razors Come Shave Ready and Have Been Honed w/ One Layer of Electrical Tape Over The Spine Unless Otherwise Noted.

A WORD ABOUT MY RESTORATIONS

Every straight razor that is sold on this page has undergone a complete restoration.

For the blade:

I use my 2 x 72” grinder with appropriate contact wheels and sanding belts to match the original grind of the razor. What this means is that I’m able to retain original
CRISP grind lines while in many cases completely eliminating unsightly spine hone wear and giving the razor a new to as new as possible finish. I leave everything with a satin finish as this is likely how razors originally left the factory. The only time a razor sees a buffer is after I’m done on the grinder and only then does it see minimal time with black polishing compound and green polishing compound. At most a minute or two on this. I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT use greaseless compound for any restoration and encourage you to avoid razors restored as such. Not only does this process roll over original grind lines and rounds everything off, it also can quickly lose the blades temper. I put the same care into my restorations as I would for a custom made razor.

For the scales:

I try and retain the original scales for every restoration such that the history is preserved. If it means filling a few small bug bits with marine black epoxy on old horn I will resort to that before making a new set of scales to preserve the razor. All scales are unpinned completely from the blade and sanded usually starting at 320 up to 1500 grit before receiving a good polish. Old horn is reconditioned as much as possible with oil to rehydrate. All razors are repinned as original to preserve the history.

11/16 B.J. Eyre “The Challenge Razor” Full Hollow

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Maker: BJ Eyre
Size: 11/16 (0.680”)
Cutting Edge: 2.75”
Weight: 1.3 oz
Scales: Bakelite
Grind: Full Hollow
Age: Approx. late 1800 to early 1900s
Price: $175
Comments: Beautiful Eyre (took over for Greaves) “The Challenge Razor” Sheffield hollow ground. Not much was done to this one as it was in excellent shape to begin with. Scales cleaned inside and out and repinned as original. Only defect was a slight chip on the back scale near pivot pin that was repaired with marine black epoxy and sanded flush. Can’t even tell it was there before. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine. Comes with original coffin box.

13/16 Cherub Japanese Full Hollow Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: Cherub
Size: 13/16 (0.825”)
Cutting Edge: 2.80”
Weight: 1.8 oz
Scales: Original plastic
Grind: Full Hollow
Age: Approx. mid 1900s
Price: $175
Comments: Cherub Japanese full hollow. Razor was slightly reground to clean up spine hone wear and retain original look. Few micropits remaining, but otherwise in very nice shape. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

6/8- Ribbon Japanese 1/4 Hollow Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: Ribbon
Size: little under 6/8 (0.725”)
Cutting Edge: 2.65”
Weight: 1.8 oz
Scales: Original white
Grind: 1/4 hollow
Age (Approx): Mid 1900s
Price: $150
Comments: Fantastic Ribbon razor that received a regrind and scale cleanup. Repinned as original. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.


RARE 5/8 Cleland Sterling Sheffield 3 Day Lock Blade Set in Ivory Vintage Straight Razors

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Maker: Cleland Sterling
Size: 5/8
Cutting Edge: 2.75"
Weight: 1.9 oz attached to scales. Box w/ razors - 5.8 oz
Scales: Ivory w/ inlay and brass tang lockable system
Grind: Near Wedge
Price: $345
Comments: This Cleland Sterling Set has been completely restored with partial regrind retaining the original grind and leaving a scotchbright finish with some patina/slight pitting left to show their age. I don't believe in buffers and greaseless compounds for restores, so this spent time with my grinder and appropriate grind belts to give a more appropriate restore w/ nice crisp and clean lines retained. This is a rare set. The only 3 day locakable set I've ever come across. I purchased this from Robert Doyle's personal collection many years ago. The box has seen better days, but is original. Blades lock good into the locking system in the tang. Scales are original ivory w/ lead spacer. All were honed w/ one layer of electrical tape over the spine. This set is super rare and meant for the serious collector.

7/16 CV Heljestrand MK 29 in Ivory 1/4 Hollow Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: CV Heljestrand MK 29
Size: 7/16 (0.420”)
Cutting Edge: 2.25”
Weight: 0.6 oz
Scales: Original Ivory
Grind: 1/4 Hollow
Age (Approx): Early 1900s
Price: $150
Comments: This CV Heljestrand is a tiny razor more for the collectors trying to complete their MK collection of razors in original ivory. Still a great shaver though. This razor is in excellent condition and was unpinned and completely restored. Repinned as original for ivory, washerless. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

VINTAGE STRAIGHT RAZORS FOR SALE < $100

9/16 J.A. Hellberg Swedish 1/4 Hollow Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: J.A. Hellberg
Size: hair over 9/16 (0.585”)
Cutting Edge: 2.75”
Weight: 1.1 oz
Scales: Ivory Celluloid
Grind: 1/4 Hollow
Age: Early 1900s
Price: $69
Comments: This J.A. Hellberg received a complete regrind to crisp up the grind lines while retaining the original grind. There was some pitting that wasn’t removed on the tang. The scales were cleaned inside and out. Honed w/ one layer of electrical tape over the spine. Nice Swedish steel on the smaller side for a new experience.

5/8 J.A. Hellberg Swedish Frameback Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: J.A. Hellberg
Size: hair under 5/8 (0.600”)
Cutting Edge: 2.68”
Weight: 0.9 oz
Scales: Bone
Grind: Frameback
Age: Early 1900s
Price: $69
Comments: This J.A. Hellberg received a complete restoration. There was some pitting that wasn’t remove, but overall in nice shape. The scales were cleaned inside and out. Honed w/ one layer of electrical tape over the spine. Nice Swedish frameback on the smaller side.

10.5" Long Lynn Idwal or Charnley Forest Natural Sharpening Stone

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Maker: Lynn Idwal or Charnley Forest
Width: 2"
Length: 10.5"
Height: 1 1/8"
Weight: 1 lb 15.5 oz
Price: $125
Comments: Either a Lynn Idwal or Charnley Forest Natural Sharpening Stone. UK origin and is a hard, superfine green stone with some black mottling and streaks. Finishing stone only and used after a 10K+ stone. Use only oil. Slow cutter and takes ~150-200 x-strokes to truly refine the edge, but you get a super smooth finish.

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