G. Wostenholm & Son's Doubly Carbonized I*XL, Registered 10 Sep, 1850, No2434

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G. Wostenholm & Son's Doubly Carbonized I*XL, Registered 10 Sep, 1850, No2434

215.00

This Razor arrived at to the Fretzwerks workbench in very poor condition.  Active rust was present as well as a crack running from the cutting edge toward the spine midway down the cutting edge.  The scales had also been badly broken and repaired by hand using a piece of wood and a copper wrap to hold the broken scale and wood in place. 

The blade was fixed by first removing the crack and active rust. The blade was sanded and polished though some of the patina from 1850 remains. All engravings are deep and prominent. 

We enjoyed the handmade repair although archaic as it showed just how much one of the owners truly cared to save the razor for use. We made the decision preserve this part of the razor's history too.  The copper was hammered flat, trimmed, sanded, polished and additional holes were drilled to pin the old scale to the new piece.  The old horn scale was cut square and a new piece of blonde horn was fitted.  Although mismatched we felt the difference in aesthetic fit this blade's personality. Jeweling was added to some of the remaining patina to enhance the look.  

We love this blade and we know you will too!  If you're curious as to what the before photos looked like please take a look at our Instagram page. 

This and every razor will arrive honed, sterilized and shave ready. 

Happy shaving!

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