Razor, cut-throat; Wald-Solingen; [?]; 2010.204.6

Name/Title

Razor, cut-throat

About this object

Cut-throat razor; a steel bladed razor with plastic[?] handle. The blade is marked: "Hammer Forged Trade Mark" with an image of a shell. Made in Germany. Kept within a rectangular, leather-covered box, lined with velvet. Inside the hinged lid is printed: 'Gentlemen's Companion, Containing 2 razors, assorted handles, special hollow ground, price one guinea'. It is not known whether the razor is original to the box.

Maker

Wald-Solingen

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

[?]

Place Made

Europe, Germany

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal, alloy, steel; processed material, synthetic, plastic; processed material, leather; processed material, textile, velvet.

Inscription and Marks

Impressed on the blade: 'HAMMER FORGED / TRADE MARK / REGD / WALD-SOLINGEN / 3083 / MADE IN GERMANY'. Printed on the box: 'GENTLEMEN'S COMPANION / 21/- CONTAINING 2 RAZORS ASSORTED HANDLES 21/- / SPECIAL HOLLOW GROUND / PRICE ONE GUINEA'

Measurements

h 21mm x l 173mm x w 62mm

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type

personal effect

Object number

2010.204.6

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