Discussion in 'Razor Restoration' started by DaltonGang, Jan 2, 2017.
Very cool badge on those scales!
I liked the scales too.
Shumate Cutlery Corp.
St. Louis MO USA
Extra Hollow Ground (and Smiling from the factory)
Up close, it looks like it was just taken out of the box, new.
Extra Hollow Ground. Bellied.
Made in Germany.
Very ratty, with much corrosion and chipping along the edge.
A lot of sanding, and grinding of the blade, to get the chips out. It now awaits the Hones.
WOW!! Been way too long since viewing this thread!
You have done some outstanding work, @DaltonGang
Before. Bad pitting, all over. The edge was very Chippy too.
A lot of sanding and polishing. The pitting is extensive, so I decided to take it to a certain point. I also had to take out the chippy edge. I didn't lose any noticeable width. It will now be honed, today, or tomorrow.
A CVH without the word Sweden on it.
I suspect that it may be from the first year of CVH, but I don't really know.
Interesting. I wasn't aware of that. That would put it at what year, around?? I am pretty clueless about Swedish razors. @lottenhem should know a lot about them.
I meant to say I suspect the first year of the MK series.
Heljestrand is much older than that.
MK started about 1925, 1926 according to @Polarbeard.
This is where I got that idea:
"For much of the period covered in previous chapters,
British law on the indications of origin
was governed by the Merchandise Marks Act 1887.
This act provided specific conditions under which
imports had to provide an indication of origin;
otherwise they could be imported 'blank'.
The Merchandise Marks Act, 1926,
ensured that products could no longer be imported 'blank': ..."
It is a B.K. Series.
The MK series started when MK bought Heljestrand.
I would expect that the BK series started at about the same time.
Wadsworth & Son "XLNT"
About 10 minutes on the Bench Mounted Buffer.
Separate names with a comma.