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    Model: American
    Size: 6/8
    Point: barber's notch
    Blade: sheffield

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    Vendor Description

    Age Range: Mid-Late 1800s
    Manufacturer: Wade & Butcher, America's most popular razor maker at the time and today

    Restoration: Fully restored: The near wedge blade was reground on an 8" wheel, full polished and cleaned, fitted with custom GSG made scales, repinned and honed to shaving sharpness

    Blade Material: Sheffield Crucible Carbon Steel
    Blade Condition: Glossy, highly polished, the blade is held tightly and centers well between them. Very attractive, some cosmetic blemishes (patina) remaining in the steel, commensurate with its age, the eagle etch is crisp and clear.
    Width: 3/4” wide from edge to top of spine at the widest point
    Grind: Near Wedge
    Hone Wear: Moderate
    Tip: Barbers Notch
    Finishes: Crocus (mirror) finish all over
    Scales: These are new scales, made with care in our workshop
    Scale Material: Over 15,000 year old Mammoth tusk Ivory bark (aged tusk exterior) with another piece of white mammoth ivory for a wedge
    Pinning: Brass pins and washers



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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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