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    Size: 6/8
    Point: square
    Blade: quarter hollow, swedish steel
    Tape: one layer Box: generic or vendor

    Vendor Description

    Age Range: Circa 1950s-1960s
    Manufacturer: Made in Japan, likely in the post-war period from late 1940s-1960s

    Restoration: Fully restored: The blade was lightly reground on an 8" wheel, fully polished and cleaned, honed and finally honed for a pleasant shaving edge

    Material: Carbon Steel
    Width: 3/4” wide from edge to top of spine
    Grind: Western style quarter hollow grind
    Hone Wear: none
    Tip: Square
    Finishes: slightly glazed mirror finish on blade faces, crocus (mirror) finish on tang
    Condition: Pristine, some light marks to the steel present but very little considering the razor's age

    Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed with one layer of tape on the spine and stropped to a comfortable shaving edge 

    Material: Black celluloid with inlaid Parker logo
    Pinning: Nickel silver pins & washers, original
    Condition: Excellent, the blade is held tightly and centers well between them












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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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