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    Whi is it signed only Nowill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    I had already read this.
    But I have still doubt....
    it could be something after 1960, will it have the same quality as the previous ones?
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    JOHN NOWILL & SONS,
    Nowill Cutlery Works
    Sheffield
    1842 - 1920

    JOHN NOWELL (NOWELL) & SONS
    Nowell Cutlery Works, Scotland St., Sheffield
    1842 - present

    Depending on where you look I get two different dates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dankan73 View Post
    I had already read this.
    But I have still doubt....
    it could be something after 1960, will it have the same quality as the previous ones?
    I'm definitely no expert but if I had to guess that blade may have originally been a near wedge grind later reground to a hollow grind. That to me would make it an older blade. The scales are definitely not original so they add nothing to dating the razor. Although the article doesn't come out and directly say it, I doubt the use of Nowell with the trade mark D * carried on to later years. Your guess is as good as mine in this case.

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    I am working on one now
    It had a lot of abuse
    Some letters are hard to read

    J. Nowill & Sons. It is an I and not an E
    Sheffield. D
    Established A? 17??

    Not sure what the letter is after A

    Definitely. 17 xx

    There are crossed flags to the left of the icon

    On the back are crossed flags, D and a star

    On the blade are a Star over a D
    Nowill &Sons
    Sheffield

    On the right crossed flags
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    John Nowill used crossed keys. Not sure what to think of the OP's razor?
    All seems wrong......
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    John Nowill used crossed keys. Not sure what to think of the OP's razor?
    All seems wrong......
    Yep, I was thinking a second
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    hard to see the stamps after nowill int the OP's pictures but one thing I think is that stamp is sure crooked????
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    Top one seems crossed keys? May be it's a real old one before sons and has been reground with some Solingen scales put on. All I can think.
    Not as refined in the tang stamp as I am used to seeing.
    Let me look for some Nowill stamps...
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