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    Yours reminds me of this Haywood minus the dip toe. Name:  fiddich.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by thp001 View Post
    Thanks for the info. I'm currently making an 18th century style razor based on some scaled images of a razor made by Wm Warburton. I have true to size outlines of the scales, and I then used this to determine the size of the blade. The blade width came out to be near 7/8ths which I suspected was too large, I had the impression that steel being somewhat relatively expensive at the time blades were much narrower but it seems could be mistaken. What more do you know about the pastes used for stropping back then? I have seen some mid 19th century emery pastes used for knife boards (leather covered wooden boards for polishing knives) but nothing as early as the 18th century.

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    Sadly, the formulations of the strop pastes aren't something I've ever come across. Emery powder and crocus (iron oxide) are likely suspects, and considering the inventive spirit and relaxed concept of testing methodology, you can bet other things were used too.

    Strop paste is what made George Packwood famous. He sold it in little yellow balls packaged up to look like a goldfinch's nest. One of the older razors I have came to me with a faint yellow tinge that wiped off which I assume was something like his paste.

    In the 1820's Ebenezer Rhodes wrote an essay (which I'm having no luck finding anything but quotes from at the moment) where he said in no uncertain terms that the use of padded strops and strop pastes were the main reasons people's razors became unusable and had to be reground, because they unevenly wore down the blade.
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    My finished stub tail 1700's replica.

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    What radius wheel did you use in grinding? You have a nice small bevel on that razor. I've been using a 10 inch contact wheel on my machine and I get a somewhat wider bevel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thp001 View Post
    What radius wheel did you use in grinding? You have a nice small bevel on that razor. I've been using a 10 inch contact wheel on my machine and I get a somewhat wider bevel.
    I use a six inch wheel. However I ground it to a near wedge, so the grind of the blade does not exactly match the radius of the wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVW View Post
    I use a six inch wheel. However I ground it to a near wedge, so the grind of the blade does not exactly match the radius of the wheel.
    Do you use tape to hone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thp001 View Post
    Do you use tape to hone?
    Yes, one layer.

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