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Open razor set
Manufacturer: Walker & Hall , 1853 - 1963
Material and Medium: steel Ivory Wood Leather Velvet Satin
Dimensions: Overall: 78 x 108mm (3 1/16 x 4 1/4in.) Box Overall: 25 x 162mm (1 x 6 3/8in.) Closed razor
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 1962.131
This set of seven open razors was made by the Sheffield firm Walker & Hall around 1900 and came with a presentation leather and velvet box. The spine of each razor is decorated with gilt scrollwork and etched with a day of the week: it is known as a ‘Seven Day Set’. The blades are ‘hollow ground’; meaning that the steel has been cut away on either side in a concave shape to achieve a very fine and sharp cutting edge, which enables a fine and close shave. The blade is kept sharp by sharpening on a leather strop.
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