07-01-2012, 05:19 PM
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I mostly use hollow-ground straights, but I've kept several wedges around for occasional use.

The John Weiss wedges shown here are among my favourite wedge blades.

John Weiss of Oxford St is a pretty well-known razor maker. They made a cool razor set called the London Bridge set, made from steel supposedly recovered from the wreck of the London Bridge (if you recall the rhyme - it's falling down, falling down). That would make the steel about 600 years old as a forged medium.

My set is not the London Bridge set, but is a nice old set in its own right.

The blades are beautifully made - with a faceted spine and a lovely shape, thumbnotch and jimps. The scales are black horn and also nice, with a lead wedge.

They're 5/8"+ wide and they've both taken excellent edges. They're beautiful to shave with.

I also love the double coffin they came in.

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 07-01-2012, 09:39 PM
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Two fine looking razors, what year dates are we talking about,?


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 07-02-2012, 05:25 AM
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Well, he died in the early 1840's, so this is probably from 1830-40. Pretty old.

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 07-02-2012, 09:58 AM
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Nice blades, Yohann.

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 07-02-2012, 11:57 AM
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Very nice.

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 07-02-2012, 12:57 PM
  • PAW
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  • Illinois
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Sweet looking razors.

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 07-02-2012, 01:34 PM
  • oscar11
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  • North Dakota
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Very nice.

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 07-02-2012, 07:38 PM
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Nice Set! Very interesting heal shape... Give me some ideas Smile

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 07-03-2012, 06:27 AM
  • greyhawk
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  • Southern California
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Very cool, thanks for sharing. I like the shoulderless design, very clean.

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 07-04-2012, 01:53 PM
  • ben74
  • Perth, Australia
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A fine pair, thanks for sharing.

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