Vintage barber shop razors.

Oct 13, 2021. 21:43 UTC
Vintage barber shop razors.
United States of America

Antiques & curio

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I think they are straight razors that a barber would have used long ago. There are 6 of them. There are 5 boxes with lids that appear to be like a carrying case of sorts. The razors measure about 9 " at full length. There is also a cloth covering used , I assume, for storage.


Unknown. My late mother had them, and as I recall she couldn't remember how she got them.

Answered within about 1 hour
Oct 13, 23:07 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$400 - $600 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$600 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Peter,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A group of vintage straight razors
American, English and European, late 19th-early 20th Century
comprising two by Crown Razor Co., one by the Shapleigh Barber, one by Wedge cut Corps, Solinger, Germany, one by Windsor Cutlery Co., one by Wade & Butcher, Sheffield, England, and one marked "BLACK STEEL."
Possibly with plastic handles; five retain old cardboard boxes, and one storage cloth
All approximately 9 inches in length
CONDITION: with wear, pitting and some oxidation.
PROVENANCE: inherited
$400-600 for the group*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Peter mcnall Oct 13, 23:58 UTC

Hi Delia, I am thinking the handles are plastic. I can squeeze the two sides of the handles together, and they just feel like plastic. I would think bone or wood would be less flexible.

Peter mcnall Oct 14, 00:04 UTC

Also, the razors come from different makers. One has the Sheffield Steel imprint. I'll try to get images of the makers if you need them.

Delia Oct 14, 11:43 UTC

Yes, images of any makers marks would be quite helpful, thank you

Peter mcnall Oct 14, 23:55 UTC

Attached please find makers marks. All but one razor has some type of identification. Thanks.

Delia Oct 18, 16:24 UTC

Sounds good, Peter, you're all set here.

Peter mcnall Oct 18, 18:45 UTC

Thanks again Delia. Until next time.

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