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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.

15/16 Juan Vollmer Palmera Spanish Full Hollow Razor in White Micarta Scales

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Maker: Juan Vollmer Palmera
Size: 15/16
Cutting Edge: 3.0"
Weight: 2.9 oz
Scales: White Micarta
Grind: Full Hollow
Age: Approx. mid 1900s
Price: $400
Comments: Excellent condition Juan Vollmer #14 Spanish full hollow rescaled in white micarta w/ inlay transfer. Nothing smoother than Spanish steel!

11/16 Friedr Baurmann 25 Half Hollow Razor

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Maker: Friedr Baurmann
Size: 11/16
Cutting Edge: 2.75”
Weight: 1.6 oz
Scales: Celluloid w/ steel inlay caps
Grind: 1/2 Hollow
Age: Approx. mid 1900s
Price: $125
Comments: This is a very nice Friedr Baurmann 1/2 hollow square point vintage straight razor. Pictures do not do this one justice in person. Some small speckling here and there, but otherwise in very good condition. Mirror polish and restored completely. Scales cleaned inside and out and repinned as original using original inner washers and new stainless outer collars. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

RARE ~11/16 T Clark Newcastle Wedge 7 Day Lockable Razor Set

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Maker: T Clark Newcastle
Size: ~11/16 (all measure between 0.650” - 0.710”)
Cutting Edge: 2.6 - 2.65””
Weight: Box w/ razors (10.0 oz). Individual razor locked in scales ~ 1.9 oz
Scales: Original Ivory w/ lead wedge
Grind: Wedge
Age: Approx. Early 1800s
Price: $550
Comments: Everyone of these T Clark Newcastle razors has been completely restored with full regrind retaining the original grind and leaving a scotchbright finish. I don't believe in buffers and greaseless compounds for restores, so these spent time with my grinder and appropriate grind belts to give a more appropriate restore w/ nice crisp and clean lines retained. There was a lot of rust and pitting on the blade faces and now after the regrind they look fantastic. These all range in size around 11/16 wide. I didn’t do much on the spines so as to preserve the faint silver etching of the days of the week. This is a rare set made for the high end gentlemen back in the day. If someone sent me this set for a regrind and honing on all 7 razors they would probably be looking close to the cost I’m asking for this set alone. A lot of work went into making these whole again. Scales are original ivory and were taken apart for thorough cleaning and repinned as original. All 7 blades lock tight in the locking mechanism. Box does show its age as a small piece is missing on the side. Classic, beautiful gentlemen’s set for the serious collector. All razors honed w/ one layer of electrical tape over the spine.

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+ George Wostenholm Half Hollow Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: Geo Wostenholm & Sons
Size: 6/8+ (0.775”)
Cutting Edge: 2.60”
Weight: 1.8 oz
Scales: Original bakelite
Grind: Half Hollow
Age: Early 1900s
Price: $235
Comments: Fantastic Wostenholm received a complete regrind while retaining the original grind and classic lines. Almost no pitting to speak of say a few microdots on the tang. Basically like getting a new Hart after the regrind with the added history of Wostenholm. Bakelite scales cleaned throughout. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

13/16 King Pelican Japanese Full Hollow Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: King Pelican
Size: 13/16
Cutting Edge: 2.80”
Weight: 1.7 oz
Scales: Original plastic
Grind: Full Hollow
Age (Approx): Mid 1900s
Price: $195
Comments: Fantastic King Pelican that received a slight regrind to clean up spine hone wear and retain crisp classic lines. Small amount of micropits left behind but all very minor. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

13/16 George Wostenholm Near Wedge Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: Geo Wostenholm & Sons
Size: 13/16 (0.825”)
Cutting Edge: 2.85”
Weight: 1.9 oz
Scales: Original Horn
Grind: Near Wedge
Age: 1850s - 1890
Price: $239
Comments: Fantastic Wostenholm received a complete regrind while retaining the original grind and classic lines. Just a little pitting to speak of on the tang. Horn scales are original and completely restored. One small scratch on the back that I couldn’t sand out due to the depth. Scales are wedgeless. Razor was repinned with domed washers to give it a bullseye look and razor centers in scales. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

11/16+ Japanese Teuchi Near Wedge Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: Teuchi
Size: 11/16+ (0.700”)
Cutting Edge: 2.65”
Weight: 2.1 oz
Scales: Original gold glitter plastic
Grind: Near Wedge
Age (Approx): Mid 1900s
Price: $195
Comments: Fantastic Teuchi razor that was in rough shape but after a full regrind is looking excellent. Tang has original forge markings and some scale remaining. Deep tang stamps and sweet scales . 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: $175
Comments: Fantastic Ribbon razor that received a regrind and scale cleanup. Repinned as original. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

13/16 Shears Kikuhide Japanese Full Hollow Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: Shears Brand Kikuhide Razor
Size: 13/16 (0.840”)
Cutting Edge: 2.85”
Weight: 1.5 oz
Scales: Original black plastic
Grind: Full hollow
Age (Approx): Mid 1900s
Price: $140
Comments: This shears razor had a slight chip in the black tang covering/inlay on the backside near the end of the tang/monkey tail. I filled it in with black epoxy and sanded flush to match original. Razor received a slight regrind as best I could but a little micropits do remain. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine. comes with original coffin box.


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: $395
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.

6/8+ Customized Wade & Butcher Full Hollow Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: Wade & Butcher
Size: 6/8 (0.785”)
Cutting Edge: 2.50”
Weight: 1.4 oz
Scales: Custom green dyed stabilized Karelian birch
Grind: Full Hollow (slight belly)
Age (Approx): late 1800s
Price: $219
Comments: This W&B was a project as the razor original had a cracked heel that I turned into a very useable thumbnotch. The razor was reground into a full hollow with a slight belly and shoulders knocked down with crisp lines. Scales are custom made Karelian birch that was stabilized and dyed green. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

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.

4/8 CV Heljestrand MK 29 in Ivory Full Hollow Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: CV Heljestrand MK 29
Size: 4/8
Cutting Edge: 2.45”
Weight: 0.8 oz
Scales: Original Ivory
Grind: Full 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. Tang stamp of MK was very faded when I started restoration and I didn’t lose any, but still faint. Can just make out the 29. Different from one above in the grind being a full hollow vs. a 1/4 hollow. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

9/16 CV Heljestrand MK 24 Half 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: Half Hollow
Age (Approx): Early 1900s
Price: $125
Comments: This CV Heljestrand is in excellent shape after restoration. Only minor defect is some slight hone wear of edge on back toe that I couldn’t regrind out for size of razor. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine. Comes with original coffin box.

5/8 American Knife Co Half Hollow Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: American Knife Co
Size: 5/8
Cutting Edge: 2.70”
Weight: 1.3 oz
Scales: Original Horn
Grind: Half Hollow
Age (Approx): Mid 1800s
Price: $140
Comments: The history of American Knife Co in Plymouth Hollow CT is rather interesting. Operating between 1849 to 1875 this places this razor as one of the oldest manufactured in the US. Obvious Sheffield influence speaks to the original maker coming from or training there. Scales are original horn and in great shape for the age. A little uneven bevel width in places, but overall a great condition razor with a lot of history. Razor was reground retaining crisp clean lines. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

VINTAGE STRAIGHT RAZORS FOR SALE < $100

11/16 Robeson Shuredge Double Belly Full Hollow Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: Robeson Shuredge
Size: 11/16
Cutting Edge: 2.80”
Weight: 1.2 oz
Scales: Original Plastic
Grind: Double Belly Full Hollow
Age (Approx): Mid 1900s
Price: $85
Comments: This Robeson Shuredge features an unusual grind in a double belly full hollow. I cleaned as best I could to retain blade etch, but some micropitting does remain. Honed with 1 layer of electrical tape over the spine.

9/16 F.W. Engels Perfection Full Hollow Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: F.W. Engels
Size: Little under 9/16 (0.570”)
Cutting Edge: 2.70”
Weight: 1.2 oz
Scales: Original Ivory Plastic
Grind: Full Hollow
Price: $79
Comments: This F.W. Engels has been completely restored with nice fresh crisp grind lines. There was a crack in the bottom 1/8 of the edge that was removed and the razor reground to a full hollow to retain the natural flow. The scales were cleaned inside and out and the razor reassembled with new hardware. Tang reblued. Honed w/ one layer of electrical tape over the spine.

4/8+ Super Wedge Vintage Straight Razor

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Maker: Super Wedge
Size: Little over 4/8 (0.535”)
Cutting Edge: 2.60”
Weight: 1.1 oz
Scales: Original red Plastic
Grind: 1/4 hollow to near wedge
Price: $89
Comments: This Super Wedge received a nice regrind and scales were cleaned inside and out. Tang reblued and pinned as original. Honed w/ one layer of electrical tape over the spine.

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.

C.W.H.H.CO Old Barber’s Hone

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Maker: C.W.H.H.CO
Width: 2"
Length: 5”
Height: 0.5”
Price: $45
Comments: Just an old barber’s hone in nice condition. Freshly lapped and ready to refresh your edges or for your collection.

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