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George Wostenholm & Son's - Celebrated I-XL - 7/8+ - near wedge - Blue Paua - Rockingham Works Sheffield
George Wostenholm & Son's I-XL
7/8+ - Near Wedge
Blue Paua
Rockingham Works Sheffield
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George Wostenholm & Son's - Celebrated I-XL - 7/8+ - near wedge - Blue Paua - Rockingham Works Sheffield
George Wostenholm & Son's I-XL
7/8+ - Near Wedge
Blue Paua
Rockingham Works Sheffield
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George Wostenholm & Son's - Celebrated I-XL - 7/8+ - near wedge - Blue Paua - Rockingham Works Sheffield
George Wostenholm & Son's I-XL
7/8+ - Near Wedge
Blue Paua
Rockingham Works Sheffield
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George Wostenholm & Son's - Celebrated I-XL - 7/8+ - near wedge - Blue Paua - Rockingham Works Sheffield
George Wostenholm & Son's I-XL
7/8+ - Near Wedge
Blue Paua
Rockingham Works Sheffield
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George Wostenholm & Son's - Celebrated I-XL - 7/8+ - near wedge - Blue Paua - Rockingham Works Sheffield
George Wostenholm & Son's I-XL
7/8+ - Near Wedge
Blue Paua
Rockingham Works Sheffield
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George Wostenholm & Son's - Celebrated I-XL - 7/8+ - near wedge - Blue Paua - Rockingham Works Sheffield
George Wostenholm & Son's I-XL
7/8+ - Near Wedge
Blue Paua
Rockingham Works Sheffield
click here to order
George Wostenholm & Son's - Celebrated I-XL - 7/8+ - near wedge - Blue Paua - Rockingham Works Sheffield
George Wostenholm & Son's I-XL
7/8+ - Near Wedge
Blue Paua
Rockingham Works Sheffield
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Vintage Straight Razors offers a Customized Vintage Straight Razor - George Wostenholm & Son's - I-XL - 7/8+ - near wedge - Blue Paua w/tapered faux Ivory wedge - Rockingham Works Sheffield
GEORGE. WOSTENHOLM & SON'S - I-XL- SHEFFIELD - 7/8+ - RE-GRIND

This is a beautiful, very old, near wedge Sheffield steel vintage razor from George Wostenholm and son's in excellent condition. It dates from before 1847 as this is a Rockingham Works (1694 - 1847). Basically the razor must be minimum 167 years old and more. My guess is around 175 - 185 years or older.
The razor was completely restored with a total re-grind, preserving the original near wedge grind. All blemishes and pitting are gone except around the tang's engraving as it would have meant losing everything. It's minor and shallow.
The custom scales are Blue Paua tapered with a faux Ivory wedge. This is 100% real Paua Shell on a blue backing layered with a topcoat of durable transparant resin.
The blade measures a tad over 7/8+ at the widest point.
Grind: Near Wedge - nice subtle smiling spine and edge
Total weight: 2.7 oz
Total cutting edge: 3.0 inches
Hardware: Silver nickel pins. Stainless steel and brass washers
On the front shank it says: George Wostenholm & Sons I-XL - Celebrated razor - Rockingham Works - Sheffield
Extremely beautiful condition and example of at least a 167+ years old George Wostenholm I-XL wedge straight razor.

George Wostenholm & Son:
Rockingham Works 1694 - 1847
Washington Works 1847 - 1890
This company manufactured "Bowie type knifes amongst other kinds of cutlery and goods in other metals. Table, Butcher, Bowie, Shoe & Farriers knives, Erasers, Razors and Scissors. They were known for the famous original "Pipe" razors.

I-XL stood for I excell. All I-XL razors were made in small batches by hand.

     
 
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