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    I bought this about 6 months ago. It came in cracked ivory scales which I removed to clean the pitting which was pretty bad. Its been taken up to 2000 grit and is still in need of a damn good polish. Looks fairly shiny 'in the steel' so to speak, however scratches that are virtually invisible to the naked eye show up in pure abundance even with my poor photography!
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    Anyway, I can't find information. None at all. All I know is it was forged in Sheffield in Victorian times, as it has the letters VR and a crown on the tang. Other than that, it was manufactured by Hall and Fielding, who sadly ring no bells.
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    I love the blade though, spanish point/notch, Sweeny Todd looking, slightly more wedge than quarter hollow (Henckel scale II) and Shouderless with jimps.

    Any info at all would be greatly appreciated. Dont suppose anyone here owns one?

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    Here's everything I know - that's a beautiful razor from Victoria's reign and I'm jealous.

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    Are you sure about letter "F"? Fielding?
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    Manah

    Definately sure its an F for Fielding. It is more visible when zoomed in. I also have poor photography which doesn't help, in addition I hand sanded the razor which has partially eliminated the letter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scipio View Post
    Manah

    Definately sure its an F for Fielding. It is more visible when zoomed in. I also have poor photography which doesn't help, in addition I hand sanded the razor which has partially eliminated the letter.
    It doesn't look like there is enough space for the letter "F" .
    Oh , I see it now . Nevermind .
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    Scipio, No problem. I only asked. Because I can't connect J.Fielding, 1848 - 1867, with a great number of Halls.
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    I appreciate any help or any info at all, its really bugging me that there are no more like it!

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    I've had one or two pass through my hands but sadly i don't know much about this maker - from the looks of that blade I would say mid-Victorian C. 1860.

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    Are you CERTAIN it's an 'F'? Looks like it could also be an 'M' in there, although don't know if there's a razor maker called Melding - Manah would know.

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    Look closer, its definately/ definately was an F! Zoom in if you have to. The space is to wide for an M and the top of where the F used to be does not line up with the I to make an M.

    Take my word for it, it was an obvious F before I got the sand papers out to clean her up!

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