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    Zak helped out in the acquisition of 3 very special razors I got recently. His half of the spoils is here: http://straightrazorpalace.com/show-...le-friend.html

    The three that I got looked like buffed up normal Georgian razors. However, once I got them in the mail, surprise! The photo below is in comparison to a 7/8+ Wade & Butcher. These things are MASSIVE. They measure over 7/8 in width but the cutting edge alone is over 3.5". The tails are 1.5" long.

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    They may date to the reign of George III (pre-1820). As discussed in more detail in Zak's thread, George Palmer operated out of St. James' Street in London. And the level of polish is exquisite.

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    Included also was a third wheel, not quite matching, with St. James stamped on the tang as well:

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    sweet set, nice acquisition

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    The oddest thing to me was the *lead* washer between the blade and the scales of the St. James stamped one.

    Though the jimps on JUST the cutout of its tail is also pretty thoroughly odd.
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    Very interesting once again, after I posted this thread on Savigny http://straightrazorpalace.com/razor...ny-1786-a.html I was doing some research on Savigny, very interesting history for that company, nevertheless one of his razors looks almost identical to theses two Palmers.
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    Remember finding a lot of information about Palmer and Savigny, furthermore I would say that these razors are a lot older then 1820. Even furthermore I would say that these razors are not Georges Palmer's but from another Palmer before George maybe his father or family member, I remember reading about this type of razor with a round point from Palmers, just need to find the info again.
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    Stylistically I have seen a lot of London razors that look similar to these. The GR may be for George III. My feeling is that these razors are from the more well-known George Palmer.

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