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    I am just happy the blade is completely unmolested
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcb5150 View Post
    I am just happy the blade is completely unmolested
    I'm reasonably certain it's seen wear / regrinding over time (though would have to see it up close to be sure). They generally had a triangular shape (you wouldn't see that concavity around the heel-to-blade transition), and deviations are often a sign of reshaping over the ages. Here are some unchanged examples:

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    I am pretty certain it hasn't been on a wheel to be reground. At most, someone put a very subtle flat on the bottom of the tang to make it less of a ridge and that is what you are seeing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voidmonster View Post

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    On the bottom is an unidentified razor most likely from some time in the 1600’s, above it is a Samuel Creswick razor from Sheffield in the 1720’s and again the same Wade & Butcher for comparison.
    (as an aside, what looks like wooden scales on the Samuel Creswick razor are actually bone)

    I hope this helps!
    It just occurred to me that the mark on the Samuel Creswick matches this shorty I posted here -
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    I initially had it pegged as a Birks, but the "Z" (or is that an "N"?) always made me wonder...could it be the same mark? (Note: and same "wooden looking but actually bone" scales too, though I ended up needing to use a newly made one)
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    Just received this in a group of razors I bought. Was the only one I was interested in and luckily paid what I wanted to for just the one razor, the others will be useable after some tweaking and restoration work. Anyways, it’s a Lisbon Cast Steel, the shield on the scales is really interesting to me. I can’t currently tell what the inlay is. I’m trying to figure out whether I want to try and restore this or leave it to a professional. There is a bit of rust at the edge but should clean up well enough to use with not too much work. Looks like I forgot to photograph the pile side, I’ll edit the post later tonight when I get home.

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    Pretty cool one. There's a good chance that case is at least of the period.
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    There is no way for me to tell about the coffin. Pretty darn cool though. It appears to be the oldest one I have and given the shape it is in, even if it isn’t the correct box. The razor fits well in it.
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    I think I may have owned that one back when I was a young man in the 1800s.
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    yes, and it must be restored as much as the razor because it is rare

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    I take this opportunity to ask if someone can give advice for the restoration of the coffins, in particular for the color and the products to protect them.

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