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    Size: 7/8
    Point: barber's notch
    Blade: sheffield, full hollow
    Tape: one layer

    Vendor Description

    Age Range: Circa Mid-late 1800s
    Manufacturer: Joseph Smith & Sons, Sheffield England
    Restoration: Fully restored- The blade was fully polished, original scales were carefully cleaned, sanded, polished and oiled and finally the assembled razor was honed and stropped to a comfortable shaving edge

    Material: Sheffield Carbon Crucible Steel
    Width: 7/8” wide from edge to top of spine at the widest point
    Grind: full hollow 
    Hone Wear: almost none, with a thin even bevel at the edge

    Tip: Barbers notch
    Finishes: Crocus(mirror) finish all over
    Condition: Very attractive, some cosmetic blemishes (patina) remaining in the steel, commensurate with its age but stunning overall
    Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed with 1 layer of tape on the spine, fully stropped, sanitized and ready to shave


    Material: Original black hard rubber, polished to a high gloss and fitted with nickel hardware and a white spacer wedge

    Pinning: nickel silver pins and washers, all original
    Condition: Excellent especially for their age, some minor cosmetic flaws, the blade centers well between them and is balanced well









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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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