Old Sheffield produced an incredible number of cutlery firms. Some of them left behind clear records, like Joseph Rodgers or Marshes & Shepherd, but there were a great many smaller companies who are known only by their work or a single directory listing.read more
The crown marks on some English cutlery are often used as a rough guide to dates of manufacture. With razors, these marks can be very helpful, but they weren’t used all that often. At least not in Sheffield. London cutlers may have used them more often.read more
Like most of the razors I’ve gotten, these came from eBay. In fact, all the razors in this post went through eBay. These put me in the unusual situation of having both too much and too little information, so all I can really do is lay out what I’ve learned and display the evidence.read more
Life has been a little too chaotic over the last four months for me to get much done on this blog, but I haven’t stopped finding interesting old razors and loads of information. I’ll be resuming activity here shortly, but until then let this act as a little preview of what’s to come.
No words or descriptions, just pictures.read more