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    Default Anyone seen a Kimberly "Like a Diamond" razor before?

    Hi Guys!
    I was wondering if this looked familiar to anyone. I can't find any info on the make or manufacturer (Graham & Morton Stirling). I picked it up from a nice lady who lives in Scotland. She said Graham & Morton was a local retail chain. She also told me that a relative used it during WWI.

    Does the lead spacer = a 19th century production date?
    I'm also not sure of that I've seen the shape of the razor before. What's that called?

    Please pardon the pics. It's my first attempt photographing razors and I have a cheap digital camera.

    Thanks!




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    Quote Originally Posted by tumtatty View Post
    I'm also not sure of that I've seen the shape of the razor before. What's that called?
    I think that is just someone honing with a lot of pressure on the toe for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tumtatty View Post
    I'm also not sure of that I've seen the shape of the razor before. What's that called?
    As SBF said, that is called uneven honewear. The lead spacer might put it in the 18th or early 20th century. Welcome to SRP.
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    Made it from old typewriter keys and a Dell keyboard


    So let me get this right. The toe of the razor is rounded due to over honing? It used to be square at the base of the toe I guess, but at the top edge of the toe?




    Also has anyone seen the "Kimberly" name before? I'm wondering if that was added by the owner. It looks professional and the etching is deep.
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