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Thread: The Foot Ball Razor (for the European) by Bontgen & Sabin

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    Default The Foot Ball Razor (for the European) by Bontgen & Sabin

    Since a kid growing up in the UK, I've always loved football - not American football (which I also enjoy) - but the European kind that some of you will call "soccer".

    So my inner kid could not resist this "Foot Ball" razor: Sheffield steel, real hollow ground in Germany. I believe the owner of this particular trade mark was Bontgen & Sabin, as sourced in the helpful SRP wiki: Böntgen & Sabin - Straight Razor Place Wiki. Not sure of date, but possibly somewhere around early 1900s (feel free to correct me).

    It was a little tarnished and has some watermarking, but otherwise came in relatively good condition. I believe it has been re-scaled at some point - although the bakelite scales match and are well pinned and centred, they don't quite feel right... But after a fresh hone and first shave with it today, I can say a very smooth shaver!

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    Nice razor.

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    Very nice! I wish the lettering on the tang of my razor was as clear, but sadly is quite worn. Takes a good edge though, so can't complain!

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