Straight razor with mottled horn scales and short tail; tapering, oblong steel blade with square point, shouldered tang and short tail attached between two scales with copper alloy pin; a white metal spacer at the opposite end separates the two scales, and all are held together by another copper alloy pin; the four bosses that surround the ends of the pins on the exterior of the scales appear to be iron; shank stamped on one side with the mark "WARRANTED."

Date

1800- 1830


Geography

  • Probably manufactured - England

Material/Technique

Horn, iron alloy, copper alloy


Dimensions

Overall (closed): 25 in. x 1 in. x 5 5/8 in. (63.5 cm x 2.54 cm x 14.3 cm)
Overall (open): 1/4 in. x 3/4 in. x 9 3/8 in. (0.64 cm x 1.91 cm x 23.83 cm)


Credit

Gift of Ray C. Sackett, 1966
Conservation courtesy of Harry and Erika Lister


Marks

Stamped on the shoulder: "WARRANTED".


Object Number

W-2473/A


Colors


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