This 5/8" Joseph Rodgers Half Hollow is going to be a great addition to your shave line up or collection. With custom made scales to accomidate the blade this is a real peice of art. The blade has been polished and honed to perfection and is waiting for you to take it home today.
History of Joseph Rodgers and Sons: Appointed cutlers to His Majesty King George IV in 1821; chosen as one of 5 firms to make cutlery specimens for presentation to the Duke of York in 1826
Marked on the tang: "Cutlers to Their Majesties No.6 Norfolk Street Sheffield"
Grind: Half Hollow
Metal: Carbon Steel
Scales: Custom - Diamond Tip - Smokey Acrylic
Condition: Cleaned, Polished, Honed, Shave Ready
Imperfections: Age is visible, as seen in photos
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.