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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.

19/16 Monster George Wostenholm Near Wedge w/ Custom Horn Scales Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: George Wostenholm
Size: 19/16 (1.185”)
Cutting Edge: 2.80”
Weight: 3.5 oz
Scales: Custom black horn
Grind: Near Wedge
Age Mid 1800s
Price: $695
Comments: This is a monster Wosty I’ve had for awhile and originally had it restored by Brad Maggard before I ever got in the game. I rarely ever used this and decided to part with it from my personal collection. I went ahead and gave it a fresh regrind to clean up the hone wear on the spine that remained from the original restore. This is now one clean, crisp monster sheffield. Custom horn scales done by Brad (I cleaned them back up for listing) w/ brass lined horn wedge. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine. Comes w/ original coffin box.

Early 1800s 5/8+ James Hall & Sons Near Wedge w/ Custom Horn Scales Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: James Hall & Sons
Size: 5/8+ (0.650”)
Cutting Edge: 3.15””
Weight: 1.9 oz
Scales: Custom black horn
Grind: Near Wedge
Age Early 1800s
Price: $249
Comments: A nice old early 1800s James Hall and Sons w/ a fresh regrind to a near wedge as original. Custom horn scales w/ lead wedge replacing originals as close I could. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

Pinget Lyon (Le Grelot) w/ Custom Blue Maple Burl Scales Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: Pinget Lyon (rebranded Le Grelot)
Size: 13/16 (0.840”)
Cutting Edge: 2.75”
Weight: 1.9 oz
Scales: Custom blue dyed Oregon maple
Grind: Full Hollow
Age mid 1900s
Price: $309
Comments: A very clean old rebranded Le Grelot Lotus to the best of my knowledge. Nice full hollow grind w/ faint blade etching (Pour Barbe Tres Dure). Custom blue dyed maple burl scales w/ orange G10 wedge. Was in my personal collection. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

13/16 CV Heljestrand MK10 Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: CV Heljestrand
Size: 13/16 (0.835”)
Cutting Edge: 2.75”
Weight: 1.8 oz
Scales: Ivory (not original)
Grind: 3/4 Hollow
Age: early 1900s
Price: $299
Comments: A really clean MK10 from my personal collection. Rescaled in some ivory scales I had on hand (not original). Very small hairline crack on backside wedge area - sealed w/ CA and sanded smooth. Peened w/ washers for more stability as not original. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine. Hard to really capture the beauty of this one in photos.

11/16 Klas Tornblom Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: Klas tornblom
Size: 11/16 (0.685”)
Cutting Edge: 2.70”
Weight: 1.4 oz
Scales: Special Original Scales (T_______e)
Grind: Full Hollow
Age: early 1900s
Price: $199
Comments: This one was in my personal collection and had quite the amount of rust. I reground this razor into a full hollow from the original faux frameback grind. I’ve yet to figure out how they did faux frameback grinds back in the day. Regardless, it needed the full regrind to remove all the rust. Scales are original natural special material. If you are looking you likely know what they are. There is a small hairline crack ~1/8 long in the middle of blade right at toe. It felt completely stable so I felt no need to shorten the razor See photo. Honed w/ 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

6/8+ CV Heljestrand MK6 Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: CV Heljestrand
Size: 6/8+ (0.775”)
Cutting Edge: 2.65”
Weight: 1.5 oz
Scales: Ivory (not original)
Grind: Full Hollow
Age: early 1900s
Price: $299
Comments: A really clean MK6 from my personal collection. Rescaled in some ivory scales I had on hand (not original). Closes a little close to backside scale, so guiding the razor in is advised. Peened w/ washers for more stability as not original. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine. Hard to really capture the beauty of this one in photos.

6/8+ Le Jaguar Pour Barbe Tres Dure Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: Le Jaguar
Size: 6/8+ (0.795”)
Cutting Edge: 2.68”
Weight: 1.8 oz
Scales: original plastic w/ inlay
Grind: 3/4 Hollow
Age: mid 1900s
Price: $225
Comments: A nice Le Jaguar from my personal collection freshly cleaned up and honed. The front side just got a light clean to preserve as much frosted etch. There are some scratches on the front, but to remove I would have had to remove etch. Honed w/ 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine. Comes w/ original coffin box.

13/16 Puma Special Pour Barbe Tres Dure Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: Puma
Size: 13/16 (0.825”)
Cutting Edge: 2.75”
Weight: 1.9 oz
Scales: original plastic
Grind: Half Hollow
Age: mid 1900s
Price: $325
Comments: This is a nice Puma from my personal collection. Gave it a fresh clean up for the listing. The front etching has a few minor scratched, but I wanted to preserve the etch so only light restoration on the front. Honed w/ 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine. Comes w/ original coffin box.

13/16 Maestro Livi Stainless Damascus Custom Straight Razor Kamisori Shave Ready

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Maker: Maestro Livi
Size: 13/16 (0.840”)
Cutting Edge: 1.90””
Weight: 1.9 oz
Scales: wooden case
Grind: Kamisori grind (right handed)
Age: early 2000s
Price: $425
Comments: This is a custom kamisori from Livi that was in my personal collection. I gave it a fresh honing. Honed w/ 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine. Comes w/ original wooden display 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: $165
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.

31/32 E&L Co “Manufactured for the US” Sheffield Wedge Vintage Straight Razor with custom horn scales

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Maker: E.L. & Co
Size: 31/32 (0.975”)
Cutting Edge: 3.17”
Weight: 3.1 oz
Scales: Custom buffalo horn
Grind: Full Hollow
Age: Approx. mid 1900s
Price: $525
Comments: Big one here in an E.L. & Co. Razor received a regrind on my biggest wheel (14”) to maintain the wedge grind. Original scales were shot so I made replicas from some nice translucent buffalo horn. Pinned similar to original with bullseye style. Few micropits remaining, but otherwise in very nice shape. Hefty fella! Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine. Bevel very small.

13/16 Vincent A Liege French 1/2 hollow Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: Vincent A Liege
Size: 13/16 (0.830”)
Cutting Edge: 2.9”
Weight: 1.8 oz
Scales: Original black horn
Grind: 1/2 hollow
Age: late 1800s - early 1900s??
Price: $189
Comments: This is a nice old French razor from Vincent A Liege. Razor received a complete regrind to crisp up all the grind lines. Minimal pitting was left. The scales are original horn and all the bug bites have been filled with epoxy and the scales freshly sanded and finished. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

6/8+ Frederick Reynolds 1/4 hollow Sheffield Vintage Straight Razor w/ Custom Horn Scales

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Maker: Frederick Reynolds
Size: 6/8+ (0.775”)
Cutting Edge: 2.85”
Weight: 2.0 oz
Scales: Custom translucent horn
Grind: 1/4 hollow
Age: late 1800s
Price:
$309 $249
Comments: A nice clean old Frederick Reynolds receiving a fresh regrind and new scales. Very little pitting was left. Grind is a little hollower at 1/4 hollow, but still plenty of meat. Scales are custom horn made to the originals. This one is on sale as the custom horn scales have a slight warp in them on pinning. Razor closes center regardless. Pricing this one at what I’d normally price if I was able to salvage original scales despite them being custom new ones. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

Near 7/8 Joseph Elliot Celebrated Razor Wedge Vintage Straight Razor w/ Custom G10 Scales

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Maker: Joseph Elliot
Size: near 7/8 (0.860”)
Cutting Edge: 2.95”
Weight: 2.5 oz
Scales: Custom black G10 w/ gold/turquoise recon stone wedge
Grind: Near Wedge
Age: mid 1800s
Price: $329
Comments: A Nice Joseph Elliot “Fine India Steel” Celebrated Razor. I was able to give this one a regrind and not lose any etch on the blade face that wasn’t already gone. Nice crisp clean lines on this one. Modernized with some custom G10 scales. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

6/8+ BJ Eyre Wedge Vintage Straight Razor w/ Custom Black Horn Scales

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Maker: BJ Eyre
Size: 6/8+ (0.775”)
Cutting Edge: 2.70”
Weight: 2.3 oz
Scales: Custom black horn w/ lead wedge
Grind: Near Wedge
Age: mid 1800s
Price: $309
Comments: A nice old BJ Eyre Challenge razor w/ a fresh regrind leaving it a true near wedge as original. Nice crisp clean lines on this one. Custom black horn scales w/ a lead wedge round this out. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

6/8+ Frederick Reynolds Wedge Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: Frederick Reynolds
Size: 6/8+ (0.775”)
Cutting Edge: 2.75”
Weight: 2.4 oz
Scales: Original black horn w/ lead wedge
Grind: Near Wedge
Age: mid 1800s
Price: $249
Comments: A nice old Frederick Reynolds razor w/ a fresh regrind leaving it a true near wedge as original. Nice crisp clean lines on this one. Original black horn scales cleaned and polished w/ a lead wedge round this out. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

6/8+ Marsden Cast Steel Early 1800s Sheffield Vintage Straight Razor w/ Custom Horn Scales

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Maker: Marsden Cast Steel
Size: 6/8+ (0.775”)
Cutting Edge: 3.25”
Weight: 1.8 oz
Scales: Custom Buffalo horn w/ lead wedge
Grind: Wedge
Age: late 1700s - early 1800s
Price: $279
Comments: An old piece of steel here from a time when razors were first manufactured. Nice Marsden cast steel that received a slight regrind to crisp up the grind lines. Scales were made from buffalo horn in a period correct “coffin” or “cigar” straight shape. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine. Tried my best to get an edge all the way to the heel, but it was tricky down there. Still a nice shaver and great piece for your collection given the age of this razor.

6/8+ John Heifor “Made for the Army” Sheffield Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: John Heifor 3 Paradise Square
Size: 6/8+ (0.775”)
Cutting Edge: 2.90”
Weight: 2.0 oz
Scales: Original blonde horn w/ lead wedge
Grind: 1/4 hollow
Age: mid 1800s
Price: $239
Comments: A nice old “Made for the Army” John Heifor Sheffield razor. Received a complete regrind to crisp up the grind lines. Scales are original and cleaned throughout. Few small bug bites and interior delam, but overall pretty good shape for the age. Gold embossed eagle on front scale that I tried my best to preserve, but much was already vanished on arrival. 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.

9/16 CV Heljestrand MK 24 (#1) 1/4-1/2 Hollow Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: CV Heljestrand MK 24
Size: 9/16
Cutting Edge: 2.70”
Weight: 1.0 oz
Scales: Original plastic
Grind: 1/4-1/2 Hollow
Age (Approx): Early 1900s
Price: $150
Comments: This CV Heljestrand is a solid and super clean razor. It has received a complete regrind to the original grind and shows very minimal if any pitting remaining. This razor is in excellent condition and was unpinned and completely restored. Repinned as original. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

9/16 CV Heljestrand MK 24 (#2) 1/4-1/2 Hollow Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: CV Heljestrand MK 24
Size: 9/16
Cutting Edge: 2.70”
Weight: 1.0 oz
Scales: Original plastic
Grind: 1/4-1/2 Hollow
Age (Approx): Early 1900s
Price: $150
Comments: This CV Heljestrand is a solid and super clean razor. It has received a complete regrind to the original grind and shows very minimal if any pitting remaining. This razor is in excellent condition and was unpinned and completely restored. Repinned as original. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

9/16 CV Heljestrand MK 24 (#3) 1/4-1/2 Hollow Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: CV Heljestrand MK 24
Size: 9/16
Cutting Edge: 2.75”
Weight: 1.1 oz
Scales: Original plastic
Grind: 1/4-1/2 Hollow
Age (Approx): Early 1900s
Price: $150
Comments: This CV Heljestrand is a solid and super clean razor. It has received a complete regrind to the original grind and shows very minimal if any pitting remaining. This razor is in excellent condition and was unpinned and completely restored. Repinned as original. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

9/16 CV Heljestrand MK 24 (#4) 1/4-1/2 Hollow Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: CV Heljestrand MK 24
Size: 9/16
Cutting Edge: 2.75”
Weight: 1.1 oz
Scales: REPLACEMENT BUFFALO HORN
Grind: 1/4-1/2 Hollow
Age (Approx): Early 1900s
Price: $125
Comments: This CV Heljestrand is a solid and super clean razor. It has received a complete regrind to the original grind and shows very minimal if any pitting remaining. This razor is in excellent condition however I ruined the original scales on restoration and had a set of buffalo horn in similar size that I replaced with. The horn scales showed age (bug bites) but have repaired those with black epoxy and cleaned up. I used lead for the wedge. They actually came out great, but this was priced accordingly. 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: $50
Comments: This J.A. Hellberg received a 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. Some bevel wave from the original grind. Nice Swedish steel on the smaller side for a new experience. Priced accordingly.

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: $60
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.

11/16 WH Compton Full Hollow Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: EH Compton
Size: 11/16
Cutting Edge: 2.65”
Weight: 1.2 oz
Scales: Plastic
Grind: Full hollow
Age: Mid 1900s
Price: $45
Comments: Don’t know if straights are for you - try out this razor. It has been cleaned as best I could. There must have been a chip in the past at the heel. I have honed through that and it has a good edge now. Honed w/ one layer of electrical tape over the spine. Nothing fancy - just a cleaned up vintage razor shave ready for someone to try if straights are for them.

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: $95
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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