by Zak Jarvis | Oct 28, 2016 | Historical Perspective, Razors, Techniques
With 19th century Sheffield razors the most succinct answer is deeply unsatisfying: we simply don’t know.
But it has a clear manufacturer’s stamp!
And yet, the answer is the same.
While that answer is disappointing, understanding the reason why is more interesting.
by Zak Jarvis | Sep 3, 2012 | Historical Perspective, Razors, Techniques
Most of the historical washers or collars were made of multiple parts of very thin metal stock. Each layer was punched out of a sheet of rolled metal (brass, bronze, nickel, silver, copper, sometimes even gold).