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Straight Razor ~ Vintage Griffon Cutlery Corporation "Barbers Notch"

Griffon Cutlery Works

Straight Razor ~ Vintage Griffon Cutlery Corporation "Barbers Notch"
Straight Razor ~ Vintage Griffon Cutlery Corporation "Barbers Notch"
Straight Razor ~ Vintage Griffon Cutlery Corporation "Barbers Notch"
Straight Razor ~ Vintage Griffon Cutlery Corporation "Barbers Notch"
Straight Razor ~ Vintage Griffon Cutlery Corporation "Barbers Notch"
Straight Razor ~ Vintage Griffon Cutlery Corporation "Barbers Notch"
Straight Razor ~ Vintage Griffon Cutlery Corporation "Barbers Notch"
Straight Razor ~ Vintage Griffon Cutlery Corporation "Barbers Notch"
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Vintage Griffon Cutlery Corporation ~ 1888 -1960+

This Straight razor is 11/16"" by 3" and is shave ready.


Condition:

Vintage Griffon Cutlery Germany straight razor. This blade is 3" by 11/16" and is shave ready. The metal does have some staining and pitting. The etching on the blade is well defined and it has lower jimps. The blades moves smoothly and closes centred around the unique double Barbers Notch Point.

Weight: 30g
Point: Barbers Notch
Grind: Half Hollow
Blade Width: 11/16"
Blade Length: 3"

Markings:
Griffon on the blade and Griffon Cutlery Co on the Tang on one side and blank on the other.

White decorative scales.

History: 

Griffon Cutlery Corporation ~ 1888 -1960+

The Griffon Cutlery Works was founded in 1888 by Albert L. Silberstein. The company manufactured razors as well as nail files and many types of scissors. The trademark registration also mentions embroidery scissors, poultry shears, barber shears, tweezers, pushers, blackhead removers and nose scissors.

The companies head office was originally located on Broadway (until around 1915), then at 74-76 Fifth Avenue, they moved into this building (pictured) on West 19th Street in 1920 and remained there until 1968. They also had a factory and branch outlet in Solingen, Germany.

These signs probably date from the early 1920s. A little re-touching, however, took place later. In the 1940s Griffon decided to rename itself Griffon Cutlery Corp. instead of Griffon Cutlery Works. So "Corp" was painted over the word "Works" in the bottom right.

During the 1960s they left New York for Inwood, NY, Griffon Cutlery maintained a showroom at 385 5th Ave."

Griffon Cutlery Corporation 

Anatomy of a Straight Razor

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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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