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    I just posted a few days ago but this was too nice not to share. An E.L. & Co. 10/8 near wedge straight razor. It seems that Edward Leon was a merchant in Sheffield selling razors. It is unclear which factory made his razors. All I have seen are large blades with masonic etchings and the makers stamp "Manufactured for the United States by E.L. & Co." This razor likely dates to the 1840's. Minimal work was done to the to the show face to preserve the etching. Only the active rust was removed. The back face was restored to its original crocus finish. The scales were copied in black horn with a lead wedge and the original large beehive brass collars used.
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    All of my special girls make their way to Karl. This was one of five that I just sent to the master to make pretty again. This needed the least amount of work by far. Karl you should show them what you were able to do with the smaller E.L & Co and the G.B. anchor. Now that's talent!

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    Good lord :/
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    Hard to come up with the right words so I will say Thats Nice!
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    Outstanding work Karlej! I really like to see your work. You are truly amazing at what you do!
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    You never cease to amaze Karl. Another top notch job.
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    Here is the other E.L. & Co. that came in. Completely different blade profile. An 8/8 near wedge. The spine gets thicker from heel to toe along with the blade width. I believe this blade also had a masonic etch at one time on the show face. Heavily hand sanded by someone enough to put a dip in the tang and remove half of the makers stamp. Restored to its original crocus finished blade faces and glazed tang. The original scales were de-dyed and the original collars and lead wedge were used in the reassembly of the razor.
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    What's really impressive here guys is that he managed to regrind this razor so precisely that it only lost between .025-.03" of total width. I mean that's barely over a half mm! Now look at that spine and tiny bevel! I only hope he doesn't get cited by the medical boards for performing elective surgery during this crisis.
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    I am a big fan of your work, and you have not disappointed me. Great job Karl.
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    Always a pleasure to see your work, Karl.
    when's the next show.!
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