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Thread: Any info on this Gem Razor. Its not what you think.

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    Gatling-Gun Jerry Gasman's Avatar
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    Default Any info on this Gem Razor. Its not what you think.

    eBay item.
    I had to do some straightening of the scales and clean a little rust off the blade. The pin holes were buggered up a bit but I was able to save the scales. Polished the scales and blade and put a 1k edge on it. Had to rework the edge because of chips and cut the heal down for better honing. Half Hollow, 6/8.

    But as you can see it's a GEM. #114, made in England. No marks or stamps on the opposite side of the tang. Does anyone have any clues to the maker or dating?
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    It's just Sharpening, right?
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    Nobody? Well I'll be...
    It acts like a standard Sheffield. Meaning a little bent but the grind looks good so far.
    Still habe to get it on the stones but ran out of time. Maybe next week.
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    It's just Sharpening, right?
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    If it doesn't say made in England or Sheffield steel it could be made anywhere. It just says best English steel.
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    You do have a point, Mark. Guess i shouldn't assume as you know how that goes.
    It's just Sharpening, right?
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    Well I found this Jerry. It's from The Strand Magazine from 1904.
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    Not a straight but it is a razor called the gem and they use the phrase "best English steel."
    As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. PR 27:17

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    I have one of those Gems. But i hadnt realised they used the term "best English Steel". That does push it in that direction. Thanks for pointing this out.
    It's just Sharpening, right?
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