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Straight Razor ~ 917 Red Point - Anton Wingen Jr. Solingen

Anton Wingen Jr.

Straight Razor ~ 917 Red Point - Anton Wingen Jr. Solingen
Straight Razor ~ 917 Red Point - Anton Wingen Jr. Solingen
Straight Razor ~ 917 Red Point - Anton Wingen Jr. Solingen
Straight Razor ~ 917 Red Point - Anton Wingen Jr. Solingen
Straight Razor ~ 917 Red Point - Anton Wingen Jr. Solingen
Straight Razor ~ 917 Red Point - Anton Wingen Jr. Solingen
Straight Razor ~ 917 Red Point - Anton Wingen Jr. Solingen
Straight Razor ~ 917 Red Point - Anton Wingen Jr. Solingen
Straight Razor ~ 917 Red Point - Anton Wingen Jr. Solingen
Straight Razor ~ 917 Red Point - Anton Wingen Jr. Solingen
Straight Razor ~ 917 Red Point - Anton Wingen Jr. Solingen
Straight Razor ~ 917 Red Point - Anton Wingen Jr. Solingen
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Anton Wingen Jr. Solingen Germany 1888 ~ 1920

This Straight razor was forged in Solingen and is 5/8" by 3" and is shave ready.

Condition:

The blade is 5/8" by 3" and is shave ready.
The metal is in nice shape and doesn't have any pitting or staining. The scales are in nice shape also but there is a small chip in one. You can see this in one of the pictures. The blade moves smoothly and closes centred.

Weight: 30g
Point: Square
Grind: Hollow
Blade Width: 5/8"
Blade Length: 3"

Markings:
RED-POINT 917 Made in Germany on one side of the tang, ANTON WINGEN JR. Solingen Germany on the other.

The 3 Point Scales are looking great but do have the aforementioned chip that certainly does not distract from it's beauty. They have the RED POINT RAZOR Logo on the scales.

Model Number: 917
RARE - COLLECTABLE

Case/Box Included

Stand not included.

History: 

Anton Wingen Jr. Solingen Germany 1888 ~ 1920

from Strazors:

A Solingen-based cutlery manufacturer, the Wingen firm was founded in 1888 to produce table flatware, knives, scissors and razors.

Registered in November 1901, Solingen, Gasstrasse 54. Anton Wingen made many contract knives for American companies. Wingen, who shared premises in Solingen's Gasstrasse with Wilhelm Clauberg AG, have common ownership with the Clauberg firm although both companies operate on independent bases. In 1920s, Wingen became the owner of Wilhelm Clauberg AG.

 

Three companies are known to have used the "RED POINT" Logo:

Anton Wingen Jr
Kinfolks
Utica Knife & Razor Co.

History of Solingen.

Solingen craftsmen made swords and daggers in the Middle Ages and are now better known for knives, razors and cutlery. There is evidence that the Cutlery industry existed from the beginning of the 14th Century. According to tradition, workers from Damascus, the ancient home of fine blade weapons, settled there about the middle of the twelfth century.

Known as the "City of Blades" Solingen is also a city of rivers, providing early hydro-powered factory tooling to achieve exceptional levels of uniformity and quantity unmatched in world of cutlery. Only blades forged from Steel in Solingen could bare the SOLINGEN name.

The most important producing centres in England and Germany were Sheffield and Solingen respectively. The historic centres of French production are Thiers, Nogent and Chatellerault. In the United States the cutlery industry was centred largely in New England and New York where English and German immigrant cutlers first began production.

Anatomy of a Straight Razor

straight razors parts

David O'Neill - Restored & Honed by:

Every Straight Razor passes through Davids hands. He strives to maintain the original integrity of the razor and as such will rarely "unpin" the scales unless absolutely necessary. The cleaning process starts by hand with sand paper ensuring a gentle process, working up to a buffing wheel. Once the blade is back in good shape David uses water stones to set the bevel and then hone.

Gradually working his way up to 12K Japanese Stones & 30K Shapton stones, David produces an exceptional edge that is truly "Shave Ready". Examined under a 60x lens the process is finished with a leather strop and a test shave. Only then are the razors deemed ready for sale. His experience and patience guarantee you a razor that has been lovingly restored and made ready for the next generation to enjoy. 

David is a retired artisan, collector and restorer from Nanaimo BC, Canada. His work is imported into Australia by The Wet Shaving Co.

All our Vintage & Antique Straight Razors have been very carefully selected for their condition and potential lifespan.

These straight razors have already had 100+ yrs of product testing, they work, they work exceptionally well and will continue to work well after we have passed. Buy them, use them, enjoy them.

"What other products do we still have and are able to use, that perform as well as they did the day they were made? Especially when they come from a time so distant. It's incredible to think where & with whom these beautiful pieces have travelled. Now is your chance to continue their journey."

Each Straight Razor will come in a pouch and we will include the contacts of local craftsmen who can provide sharpening, honing services. So if at any time in the future you would like to re-sharpen them it will be an easy process.
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