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    At to the Revitt - Revit thing, I've had razors where letters - especially at the end of names - are missing, sometimes due to wear, sometimes a bad strike from the drop hammer. 'Revit' isn't an English spelling as far as I know so I would guess Revitt is correct. I would put the dat of the razor about 1835 - 1850.

    Thanks Gugi for the list - it's handy as it prdates my 1834 item. BTW I will be putting (and indeed have) some old boys on my sitre soon (there's a John Barber on there already).

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    I've certainly seen letters worn off, but I didn't think that was the case here. The stamping and tang looked too clean to me. But I guess it is still possible.

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    It's also possible that the spelling was changed - Wostenholm used to be Worstenholme, I beleive, for example. BTW I found my Frank Revitt -hadn't sold it at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by holli4pirating View Post
    I've certainly seen letters worn off, but I didn't think that was the case here. The stamping and tang looked too clean to me. But I guess it is still possible.
    Quote Originally Posted by blueprinciple View Post
    It's also possible that the spelling was changed - Wostenholm used to be Worstenholme, I beleive, for example. BTW I found my Frank Revitt -hadn't sold it at all!

    Please ignore that that previous post. I was looking at it and can see what I believe is a remaining mark from a second T. I also noticed that at some point there were jimps on the bottom, but it looks like the bottom of the tang was ground down in order to remove them. There are a few individual jimps that remain right at the pivot

    It seems the razor has had a long and highly modified life.

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    William revitt was one of my great grandfathers many years ago .I just found them on my family tree search .I'm trying to get some razors just for me as a bit of my past

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    "Don't be stubborn. You are missing out".
    I rest my case.

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    That's a Frank Revitt. Our new member is descended from William. They were related I believe but it might be nice to have a W. Revitt. There is one on ebay but it is honed out and gnarly.
    Iron by iron is sharpened, And a man sharpens the face of his friend. PR 27:17

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    Sigh. Proving me wrong seems to be a popular pastime....Until it is proven.
    Same family. as close as it will likely get. Related to William is related to Frank.

    https://hawleysheffieldknives.com/n-...val=r&kel=1042

    I will now digress and let the experts carry on.
    outback and PaulFLUS like this.
    "Don't be stubborn. You are missing out".
    I rest my case.

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    Not trying to prove you wrong. Just pointing out what might not be so obvious to someone not as versed as the rest of us...

    And mainly saying DON'T buy that William because it is worn slap out.
    Last edited by PaulFLUS; 01-26-2024 at 04:01 PM.
    Iron by iron is sharpened, And a man sharpens the face of his friend. PR 27:17

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