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Marc H




Location: Chilterns UK
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PostPosted: Wed 15 Sep, 2010 2:56 pm    Post subject: Razor makers         Reply with quote

Wotho chaps, don't s'pose any of the assembled company could point me towards someone that could make a straight (open, cut throat) razor of a late 17th or 18thC design....even better someone that could make a 7day set. Any info gratefully recieved. Ta

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Thom R.




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PostPosted: Wed 15 Sep, 2010 3:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would ask Tod (Leo Todeschini)

http://www.todsstuff.co.uk/
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Thomas R.




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PostPosted: Wed 15 Sep, 2010 3:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Marc,

I don't know how much 18th century razors differ from later ones, but as you mentioned traditional 7-Day-Sets, I figure, they won't differ that much. So I suggest you have a look at this site: http://www.wacker-rasiermesser.de Mr. Wacker makes razors the old way. Its one of the very few surviving razor manufacturers in germany. And he knows his business. I myself own a pair of his cut throat razors and they are sharp as hell and real beauties. Maybe if you give him specific specs, he can make you some authentic replicas? As long as you want to really use the razors, I would choose a razormaker over a normal knifemaker to do the job.

Regards, Thomas

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Marc H




Location: Chilterns UK
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Sep, 2010 2:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the posts and pm's so far all useful info =o)

I like Tods knives, I have a cooks set that gets used every day, but his razors are a wee bit chunky for my taste....the stonebow he's had on his stall for a while is another matter *dribble dribble lust*
Earlier razors differ in that they have triangular blades, not the stepped shape with the thin neck that comes in 1800-1820, sometimes with a slight curve/kick towards the end of the blade, with a short tail and full wedge grind, the scales are straight not curved. The steel changes in the 1740's with the invention of crucible steel too.

Mr Wacker blades are things of beauty....best start saving the pennies now, or sell the children.
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