Round end to blade, no gimps on the top nor bottom of the Shank. The reverse side of the blade needs a little polish: there are several faint spots from water or something (it would not take very much to get rid of them) The edge has no nicks nor damage but does need a good honing. the price on the box is .50, a high price in those days. With some love and attention, this razor could be a wonderful shaver as well as an outstanding display piece. the reverse says that the blade was made in Germany but has the logo of the Loeffler Co. : 2.7/8" long and 1/2" wide, plastic scales, double pinned, Number 14 stamped into the shank. No damage to the shaving edge, but it needs a good honing.The Scales are made of bone, and is very resilient to breaking. The blade is 13/16" wide with a square end and nice humps, gimps on both the top and bottom of the Shank. The mirror finish to the blade has but one small dark spot that can be cleaned up easily. The scales are beautiful Art Deco on the obverse and reverse with a stippled background. Holler made blades for Germany in WWI and WWII and some of the most collectible swords for collectors of Third Reich swords. I could not find any Larkin in any of my razor lists. There are small nicks in the blade's edge, but with a little patience, you can shave with one of the finest razors ever made. French ivory with silver bands on either end with the Twin Man logo on one end. 0 Pictures: , ( Real Damascus steel) FRAME BACK: The shank is brass and has a slot milled into it to accommodate the blade. The blade has no rust, but is slightly discolored, the edge needs honing, square end. Nice light razor with the Logo of the 'B', the 'Arrow' and the Maltese Cross stamped into the shank. 9/16" wide blade with some water marks that can barely be felt with the fingernail. The box is original stiff cardboard with expected wear. It is in need of a bit of work on a hone and some stropping. 11/16" wide blade, black plastic scales with a white plastic wedge. Nice piece but has some marks on the blade and is in need of a session on a hone and strop. A small screw in the end of the brass holds the blade to secure it in place but it is loose. The diamond shaped logo on the shank reads: Registered 10 Sept (on the top) IXL (in the middle) 1850 No 243 (on the bottom) The scales are buffalo horn with the following inscription pressed in and filled with gold at one time: "The doubly carbonized IXL Razor is warranted to be the cleanest shaving razor, to possess the most durable edge, & that every razor is equally good" The brass has been abused in trying to seat the blade in a solid manner but that can be forgiven. I bought it from a walk-in at a gun show in Helena, Montana in 1969. The name has nothing to do with the name of the company, just use your imagination... Great special order blade with all the extras: Barber's notch, double sided matching scales. You have the pleasure of removing the original soap in the grooves on the scales. A good value at Pictures: (there is a hallmark of a star over a stylized group of letters) Etching to Hollow ground blade: Extra Hollow Ground over FULLY WARRANTED. It appears that on the obverse side of the shank is a rendering of Columbus with a flag. it wouldn't take much to make this one shave ready. Nice old razor with bone scales and a lead wedge which is indicative of a razor made in the early to mid 1800's. The early arrow with the cross on the right side of the arrow and 'B' in a circle on the left end. square end to blade but it could use some work on the hone and strop. Most of the color between the bamboo segments is still there. There are some initials scratched into the surface of the bone but not ledge able.This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. This one originated in the area between Spain and France from one of the monasteries there. All of the instructions and even the paper spacers are present in the box. 11/16" wide blade, rounded end, double pinned, Gimps on the bottom of the Shank. Cream colored scales with the obverse with a Crane standing among rushes holding a fish in it's beak. Some gold plating remains on the tang of the razor and the monkey's tail, square end to blade, transparent yellow scales, double pinned, has a interesting non-matching razor box named to a Gold Bug Razor. Black Buffalo scales that have small indents where a worm or moth has had lunch. This was his first razor that he was allowed to use in the 'Barber College'.There are some discolored spots on the blade but it won't take much to remove them. small spots on the reverse side of the blade, but the price is right at Pictures: . Hollow ground blade and shank, gimps on top and bottom originally but ground out on part of the bottom. The rivets have not been removed, but it appears that the ivory by the hinge end has suffered nicks from a grinder that probably was used to remove the bottom gimps. 0 Pictures: This is a wonderful example of an unusual early razor with a piece of ivory split down one end and sandwich the shank between the ends and are secured by two rivets. Their big area seems to have been with pocket knives. 1/2" wide, double pinned, unusual brown and black scales. Small barber's notch, black scales, with no damage. 0 Pictures: Germany, wedge-like blade: very shallow hollow grind. Slight discoloration to the surface of the blade and like most razors, needs a good stropping or perhaps a honing. All of the brick-red paint is present and you can see details that were not readily apparent after the paint is worn away. The original razor box in excellent condition with the stamp with the razor information still on the throat of the box. I have not seen one of these in any collection that I have come across.