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    Model: MK No. 31
    Size: 11/16
    Point: square
    Tape: one layer

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    Beautifully thin and delicate. Outstanding shaver.



    Vendor Description

    Age Range: Circa Early 1900s. Manufacturer: C.V. Heljestrand, Eskilstuna Sweden.
    Restoration: The razor was found in amazing condition, it just required careful light cleaning and polishing

    Blade Material: Carbon Steel
    Width: 11/16” wide from edge to top of spine
    Grind: Full Hollow
    Hone Wear: Very light
    Tip: Rounded Square
    Finishes: Crocus (mirror) finish on spine and tang, glazed (satin) finish on blade faces
    Condition: Gorgeous steel, with mostly original finish, some minor blemishes remaining, commensurate with its age
    Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed with one layer of tape on the spine and stropped and sanitized, fully ready to put into immediate use

    Scale Material: Original Pre-1900 Elephant Ivory
    Pinning: Nickel silver original pins, only the pivot pin has been replaced
    Condition: Glossy and lovely restored with no flaws, the blade is held tightly and centers properly between the scales











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    Condition: hair moistened, tip out/root in

    HHT-0 - shave: The hair can be shaved immediately at the holding point. This is strictly spoken not a true HHT, but it does tell us that the edge is capable of shaving. [all other attempts must be made at least half an inch from the holding point]

    HHT-1 - violin : The hair doesn't cut, but it "plays violin" with the edge. This is due to the shingles catching the edge, but it's not sharp enough to penetrate. On a full hollow razor, a faint ringing sound can be heard. On all razors it can be felt with the fingertips that hold the hair.

    HHT-2 - split: When it is dragged across the edge, the edge catches the hair and splits it lengthwise.

    HHT-3 - catch&pop: When it is dragged across the edge a bit, the edge catches the hair and pops it. The severed part will jump away.

    HHT-4 - pop: The hair is popped immediately when it touches the edge. It still jumps away.

    HHT-5 - silent slicer: The hair falls silently as soon as it touches the edge.

    source: http://coticule.be/hanging-hair-test.html

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