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    Hi,
    I just won a Lockwood Brothers Pampa razor on ebay. The seller estimates the year of manufacture as circa 1890 and in the pictures I can just make out the words Hollow Ground on the blade. The razor itself looks to be in very good condition, but I was wondering if anyone here had anymore information on the manufacturers or this particular model of razor.
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    Here's a picture of the razor. Any thoughts or opinions on it?
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    Have no idea about the manufacturer but I was looking at that one and was going to make a bid. Let us know how it shaves

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    It looks as though they are still around.

    LOCKWOOD BROS LTD
    Arundel Street, Sheffield
    ca. 1849 - present

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    I've got the same info.

    C&X Lockwood Bros. Sheffield.
    1849-present
    Part of Joseph Elliott and sonzs in 1953.
    Also made Bowie Knives.

    While the company started in 1800's, I certainly wouldn't date the razor to that time. I would say a bit later than that. I saw one similar. Very nice look to the blade.

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    If I had to guess, I would say the turn of the century for a manufacturing date. It was about that time, I believe, that the shoulderless grind was replaced by the single and double shoulder grinds that we see on most razors these days.

    I am a huge fan of the shoulderless blades. If you decide you don't want it, let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urleebird
    If I had to guess, I would say the turn of the century for a manufacturing date. It was about that time, I believe, that the shoulderless grind was replaced by the single and double shoulder grinds that we see on most razors these days.

    I am a huge fan of the shoulderless blades. If you decide you don't want it, let me know.
    Bill, just curious - what is it that you like about the shoulderless blades? Is it an aesthetics thing or performance? Thanks

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    Bill, just curious - what is it that you like about the shoulderless blades? Is it an aesthetics thing or performance? Thanks
    It's mostly aesthetics for me, but single and double shouldered blades can interfere with honing at the apex of the heel sometimes. (Usually if the razor wasn't properly ground at the factory)

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    Quote Originally Posted by urleebird
    It's mostly aesthetics for me, but single and double shouldered blades can interfere with honing at the apex of the heel sometimes. (Usually if the razor wasn't properly ground at the factory)
    Me too (both on aesthetics and potential honing issues). I also think I like the stiffness, though. (which does not mean that I don't enjoy hollows, my top shavers right now include both a couple of 1/4 wedges and several full hollows)

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