05-21-2014, 02:57 PM
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The final new to me, ~1830s Marshes & Shepherd Pond Works - Sheffield Full Wedge restored with Paua scales: (Updated with pre-restoration pics further below)

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 05-21-2014, 02:59 PM
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I am having trouble coming to grips with the age of this straight. All the generations of my family would still be living in Holland and Germany for another 70 years after this was made.

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 05-21-2014, 03:09 PM
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  • Agravic
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 05-21-2014, 03:34 PM
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You got some beautiful straights, Doug. Congratulations.

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 05-21-2014, 03:36 PM
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Doug,
The origins of that company go back to the late 1600ds Sheffield. Those are fine razors, and I am sure you'll love yours. Remember, that is a full wedge, so keep the angle low. Good stuff. I am glad you got it.

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 05-21-2014, 05:36 PM
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Oh wow that's a beauty.

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 05-21-2014, 06:27 PM
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What a treasure!

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 05-21-2014, 08:06 PM
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(05-21-2014, 03:09 PM)Agravic Wrote: Wow!

+1

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 05-21-2014, 09:11 PM
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  • Snuff
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Great restore, enjoy the shaves!

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 05-22-2014, 02:07 PM
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Here are some pre-restoration pics

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 05-22-2014, 02:11 PM
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Who did the restore? I always loved those scales.

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 05-22-2014, 03:20 PM
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  • P Funk
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Lovely blade Doug

It is nuts using a instrument that pre-dates the Civil War.
Put a Shepard or similar on your 'to get'list. I've seen some available that date back to the 1700s - either around or possibly before the Revolutionary War.

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 05-22-2014, 03:29 PM
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Amazing restoration job !

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 05-22-2014, 04:03 PM
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(05-22-2014, 03:20 PM)P Funk Wrote: Lovely blade Doug

It is nuts using a instrument that pre-dates the Civil War.
Put a Shepard or similar on your 'to get'list. I've seen some available that date back to the 1700s - either around or possibly before the Revolutionary War.

I'd love to find a nice John Shepherd. I do have an offer out to someone on a Marsh Brothers straight, that would put the date made in the late 1700s to 1819. It is crazy to be able to use razors from this era, that's for sure.

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