5/8" J WISS & Sons 145 Hollow Straight Razor | Newark, NJ USA

SKU: SR1207

Description

Available is a newly restored vintage straight razor. This 5/8" straight razor is both a great starter straight razor and a nice addition to any collection.  

This razor features a half hollow grind making it easier to hone as well as helping it cut through a beard with ease! This straight razor has a square point - great for shaping goatee's and sideburns. This blade brings together American cutlery craftsmanship and modern practicality. Pick up this great blade today!

Country of Manufacture: USA
Grind: Hollow
Metal: Carbon Steel
Scales: Acrylic
Date: Early 1940's
Condition: Polished, Sharpened and Shave Ready
Grade: Excellent
Imperfections: minor pitting from age
Included: Razor only 

***the numbers on the neck of the razor are dial controls that allow you to control your shaving experience and fine-tune the closeness of the shave.” Generally, the higher the number, the closer and deeper the shave. ***

Restoration: 

This razor underwent our complete Straight Razor Restoration Service. It was first polished, removing all active rust to reveal new metal and a mirror shine. Next, the scales were either restored or handcrafted depending on the razor’s needs. Custom scales are handcrafted specifically for this razor and expertly fashioned with new pins providing support, style, and control. If left original, the scales were cleaned thoroughly removing any risks of corrosion or scale rot, and buffed to bring out the material’s luster and brilliance.

To make the straight razor Shave Ready it then completes our True Honing Process, utilizing stones in a progression designed specifically for that razor’s material, grind, and needs. Bevels are set using a Chosera 400 sharpening stone, then the Chosera 1000 is assigned to precisely define the bevel. The Chosera 3000 is then used to sweep the bevel clean and acts as a transition into the finishing stones.

 

We begin the honing with the Arashiyama 6000 stone. After an extended time with this sharpening stone shaving is completely possible. However, we utilize the Naniwa 12000 to bring the razor even closer to perfection. Our final stone, Suehiro 20000, leaves an exceptionally smooth edge providing you with a Shave Ready razor that will glide through your beard effortlessly.


Once the honing is finished the razor is then stropped with one of our handcrafted Latigo 3’’ Strops and a light coating of food + face safe mineral oil is applied making this Straight razor preserved to museum quality standards and 100% Shave Ready!

5/8" J WISS & Sons 145 Hollow Straight Razor | Newark, NJ USA

SKU: SR1207
$125.00
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Description

Available is a newly restored vintage straight razor. This 5/8" straight razor is both a great starter straight razor and a nice addition to any collection.  

This razor features a half hollow grind making it easier to hone as well as helping it cut through a beard with ease! This straight razor has a square point - great for shaping goatee's and sideburns. This blade brings together American cutlery craftsmanship and modern practicality. Pick up this great blade today!

Country of Manufacture: USA
Grind: Hollow
Metal: Carbon Steel
Scales: Acrylic
Date: Early 1940's
Condition: Polished, Sharpened and Shave Ready
Grade: Excellent
Imperfections: minor pitting from age
Included: Razor only 

***the numbers on the neck of the razor are dial controls that allow you to control your shaving experience and fine-tune the closeness of the shave.” Generally, the higher the number, the closer and deeper the shave. ***

Restoration: 

This razor underwent our complete Straight Razor Restoration Service. It was first polished, removing all active rust to reveal new metal and a mirror shine. Next, the scales were either restored or handcrafted depending on the razor’s needs. Custom scales are handcrafted specifically for this razor and expertly fashioned with new pins providing support, style, and control. If left original, the scales were cleaned thoroughly removing any risks of corrosion or scale rot, and buffed to bring out the material’s luster and brilliance.

To make the straight razor Shave Ready it then completes our True Honing Process, utilizing stones in a progression designed specifically for that razor’s material, grind, and needs. Bevels are set using a Chosera 400 sharpening stone, then the Chosera 1000 is assigned to precisely define the bevel. The Chosera 3000 is then used to sweep the bevel clean and acts as a transition into the finishing stones.

 

We begin the honing with the Arashiyama 6000 stone. After an extended time with this sharpening stone shaving is completely possible. However, we utilize the Naniwa 12000 to bring the razor even closer to perfection. Our final stone, Suehiro 20000, leaves an exceptionally smooth edge providing you with a Shave Ready razor that will glide through your beard effortlessly.


Once the honing is finished the razor is then stropped with one of our handcrafted Latigo 3’’ Strops and a light coating of food + face safe mineral oil is applied making this Straight razor preserved to museum quality standards and 100% Shave Ready!

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