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    Not too long ago I considered selling mine due to needing to thin the herd. So, as usual, I did a test shave to see how she shaved and if it needed some hone work before selling.........she is staying with me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bouschie View Post
    That was a trademark of Joseph Rodgers and sons, sheffield
    No. It was not. It is not even a trade mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voidmonster View Post
    The crown and anchor marks only apply to sterling silver. Nothing else.
    That's not correct, Zak.

    Hallmarks are made up of component pieces:

    1. Sponsors mark (makers initials for example)
    2. Purity mark, for example 925, 900, etc
    3. The mark of the Assay Office that tested and confimed the metal, ie a rose for Sheffield, a lion's head for London, an anchor for Birmingham and three towers for Edinburgh. That does not mean the article was made in the city represented by the Assay Office symbol, for example Birmingham had a reputation for fine jewellery, so makers from all over would send their goods to be hallmarked there.

    The crux of the matter is that hallmarking only applies to precious metal, and silver is not the only precious metal - in fact there are a few grades of siver that are hallmarked, sterling silver is only one of them.

    You are forgetting gold, platinum and palladium. All of these are hallmarked.

    Assay marks do not, of course, apply to base metal like steel or iron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Miller View Post
    That's not correct, Zak.

    Hallmarks are made up of component pieces:

    1. Sponsors mark (makers initials for example)
    2. Purity mark, for example 925, 900, etc
    3. The mark of the Assay Office that tested and confimed the metal, ie a rose for Sheffield, a lion's head for London, an anchor for Birmingham and three towers for Edinburgh. That does not mean the article was made in the city represented by the Assay Office symbol, for example Birmingham had a reputation for fine jewellery, so makers from all over would send their goods to be hallmarked there.

    The crux of the matter is that hallmarking only applies to precious metal, and silver is not the only precious metal - in fact there are a few grades of siver that are hallmarked, sterling silver is only one of them.

    You are forgetting gold, platinum and palladium. All of these are hallmarked.

    Assay marks do not, of course, apply to base metal like steel or iron.

    Regards,
    Neil


    And I was just in all that up to my elbows, too.

    You are, of course, entirely correct!

    Though the main point remains -- crowns and anchors on razor blades don't designate Birmingham vs. Sheffield
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    In the case of VR the R is for Regina. In the case of a King the R would be for Rex.

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    I stand corrected!

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