This Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett Co 5/8" Straight Razor is a beauty! The blade is in wonderful shape, especially considering that it was made in the late 1800's. No pitting at all! The Hollow Grind looks fantastic how it rolls off the shoulder. It's also sure to shave as well as it looks with the hollow grind making it easy to trim through the toughest of whiskers. And the barbers notch just adds to the already great character of this blade! The scales are modern acrylic and the design is still the perfect shape! The razor has been disassembled, cleaned, and polished leaving this razor in perfect condition! Don't let this American made masterpiece get away!
Country of Manufacture: Germany
Grind: Full Hollow
Metal: Carbon Steel
Date: Late 1800s
Condition: Polished, Sharpened and Shave Ready
Imperfections: a few minor dark spots
Included: Razor only
Some History: Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett Co- Started as Tuttle, Hibbard Co when William G. Hibbard partnered with the Chicago store Tuttle in 1865. Franklin Spencer joined in 1867 and the company renamed to Hibbard and Spencer Co. A.C Bartlett become a partner in 1862 and they became Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett Co. In 1932 the company opened up a new line of hardware tools under the name true value. In 1962 the company and the brand name "True Value" were sold to John Cotter for 2.5 million.
This razor came to us from a private collection and is lightly used and in excellent condition. This razor underwent our complete Straight Razor Restoration Service. It was first polished, removing any past oxidization revealing new metal and a spectacular mirror shine. Next, the scales were cleaned and polished.
"Honing starts out on a Chosera 1000 Wet stone were I begin to set the bevel. Once the bevel outline is finished I move onto the Chosera 3000 where the bevel is cleaned up and refined. Next its on to the polishing stage which starts out on the Aishyama 6000 and moves to the naniwa 12000. After the 12k, a perfectly good shave can occur. But we like to take it one step further and finish with a high polish on the Suehiro Gokumyo 20000." Eric, Razor Miester. After honing, the blade is stropped, oiled, and arrives shave ready! Please do not strop this razor before your first shave.