VICTORIAN STRAIGHT-BLADE RAZORS

Razors. Part 2. Montgomery Ward Catalog 1895 Spring and Summer

Razors. Part 2. Montgomery Ward Catalog 1895 Spring and Summer

Razors. Part 3. Montgomery Ward Catalog 1895 Spring and Summer

Razors. Part 3. Montgomery Ward Catalog 1895 Spring and Summer

Razors. Part 4. Montgomery Ward Catalog 1895 Spring and Summer

Razors. Part 4. Montgomery Ward Catalog 1895 Spring and Summer

Razors. Part 5. Montgomery Ward Catalog 1895 Spring and Summer

Razors. Part 5. Montgomery Ward Catalog 1895 Spring and Summer

Razors. Part 6. Montgomery Ward Catalog 1895 Spring and Summer

Razors. Part 6. Montgomery Ward Catalog 1895 Spring and Summer

Razors. Part 7. Montgomery Ward Catalog 1895 Spring and Summer

Razors. Part 7. Montgomery Ward Catalog 1895 Spring and Summer

Razors. Part 8. Montgomery Ward Catalog 1895 Spring and Summer

Razors. Part 8. Montgomery Ward Catalog 1895 Spring and Summer

Razors. Part 9. Montgomery Ward Catalog 1895 Spring and Summer

Razors. Part 9. Montgomery Ward Catalog 1895 Spring and Summer

SHAVING WITH A STRAIGHT BLADE

 

SHAVING SETS

Shaving Sets. SEars 1897

Shaving Sets. Sears 1897

SHAVING MUGS

shaving mugs. part 1. sears catalogue 1897 no 104 p 462

GOLD LINED Shaving mugs, Part 1, Sears, Roebuck, & Co. Catalogue 1897 (no 104) p 462.

shaving mugs. part 2. sears catalogue 1897 no 104 p 462

GOLD LINED Shaving mugs, Part 2, Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalogue 1897 (no 104), p 462.

Shaving or Lather Brushes. 1895 Mongtomery Ward Spring and Summer

Shaving or Lather Brushes. 1895 Montgomery Ward Spring and Summer.

Sold Silver Telescoping Shaving Brush. Sears 1897

Solid Silver Telescoping Shaving Brush (closes, with lid). Sears 1897

SHAVING SOAP

Shaving Soap. Sears 1898

Shaving Soap. Sears, Roebuck, & Co. Catalog, 1898

Shaving Soap and Pomatum Wax for moustaches. Sears 1897

Shaving Soap and Pomatum Wax for mustache. Sears 1897.

 

RAZOR STROPS (HOW TO SHARPEN A STRAIGHT-BLADE RAZOR)

Razor Strops. Part 1. Montgomery Ward Catalog, 1895, Spring and Summer

Razor Strops. Part 1. Montgomery Ward Catalog, 1895, Spring and Summer

Razor Strops. Part 2. Montgomery Ward Catalog, 1895, Spring and Summer

Razor Strops. Part 2. Montgomery Ward Catalog, 1895, Spring and Summer

STROPPING INSTRUCTIONS

Note the first full paragraph in the following listing in the 1895 Montgomery Ward & Co. Catalogue:

Razor and Stropping Instructions. Montgomery Ward Catalogue, Spring and Summer 1895

Razor and Stropping Instructions. Montgomery Ward Catalogue, Spring and Summer 1895

VICTORIAN HUMOR: STRAIGHT-BLADE RAZORS

Transcription of the little story from Chetopa Advance of Chetopa, Kansas on April 20, 1870:

An English gentleman entered a barber’s shop at Calais, and addressed the barber: “I am delicate about the skin. Shave me without cutting me, and I will give you a sovereign. Cut me, and–here are two loaded pistols!” The barber, nothing daunted, shaved the delicate skin with admirable skill. “Humph!” said the Englishman, “then my pistols did not alarm you?” “No, sir.” “And why not?” “If my razor had slipped,” said the barber, “I should have finished by cutting your throat.” The Englishman disappeared.

Threat for cutting Englishman with razor. Chetopa Advance of Chetopa, Kansas, on April 20, 1870

Threat for cutting Englishman with razor. Chetopa Advance of Chetopa, Kansas, on April 20, 1870

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Patented Safety Razors (and their strop–if you can believe it)

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