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Straight Razor ~ Vintage Giesen & Forsthoff "Adoration"

Giesen & Forsthoff

Straight Razor ~ Vintage Giesen & Forsthoff "Adoration"
Straight Razor ~ Vintage Giesen & Forsthoff "Adoration"
Straight Razor ~ Vintage Giesen & Forsthoff "Adoration"
Straight Razor ~ Vintage Giesen & Forsthoff "Adoration"
Straight Razor ~ Vintage Giesen & Forsthoff "Adoration"
Straight Razor ~ Vintage Giesen & Forsthoff "Adoration"
Straight Razor ~ Vintage Giesen & Forsthoff "Adoration"
Straight Razor ~ Vintage Giesen & Forsthoff "Adoration"
Straight Razor ~ Vintage Giesen & Forsthoff "Adoration"
Straight Razor ~ Vintage Giesen & Forsthoff "Adoration"
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Giesen & Forsthoff  ~ Solingen Germany 1920 - 

This "Angel" forged in Solingen is 5/8" by 2 7/8" and is shave ready.

Condition:

This blade is 2 3/4" by 5/8" and is shave ready. The metal has minor pitting on the spine in one spot. Some of the blueing has worn off but all the writing is really well defined. The blade closes centred with nice and straight scales. The movement is slightly stiff. The tang is decorative, many Giesen & Forsthoff Adorations had decorative tangs.

Weight: 34g
Point: Square
Grind: Half Hollow
Blade Width: 5/8"
Blade Length: 2 3/4"

Markings:
"Giesen & Forsthoff" SOLINGEN GERMANY on the Tang along with the trademark on one side, with 295 Adoration Hand Forged  on the other.

All round great condition scales with original markings.

History: 

Giesen & Forsthoff  ~ Solingen Germany 

 

Giesen & Forsthoff, Solingen (today Giesen & Forsthoff Stahlwarenfabrik Gmbh & Co. KG) was founded in 1920 by Paul Giesen and Eugen Forsthoff and were located at 36-38 Baumstrasse, in Solingen, Germany.

Giesen & Forsthoff


Brandnames: 
AdorationAristineGranvilleKirkasonThe BelmontVicHalmaTimorBlackpool TowerJim-SlickThe JumperGerman Hoppe.

G&F are still producing straight razors at their original Solingen address today.

https://gf-solingen.de/en/warum-g-f

Giesen & Forsthoff

 

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.

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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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