Straight Razor Restorations and Repairs
Straight Razor Restorations and Repair.
Chipped points; damaged edges; broken scales; rust, pitting and staining. It's not surprising that razors often find their way to me in dire straits.
Is there a problem that grinding, sanding and polishing and sheer determination can't fix? I suspect not. Broken tips can be re-shaped; blades can be ground. Scales can be replaced with bespoke horn, bone or synthetic materials.
The results are always impressive.
Here is a video of a Victorian, Sheffield made razor, the tip of which was badly chipped. As you can see, the tip has been reshaped to resemble the prow of a ship - it was commonly done in Victorian times. The blade itself is freshly ground too.