Welcome to B&B! I hope that you enjoy yourself here!
For your straight razor question, I would suggest venturing over to the Straight Razor Forum. There are a couple of new threads running which show some restoration work done by Joe Chandler. There isn't an address or contact info listed, but the question has been asked. As you know, beholding something shiny and new... or, something that's been made to look new again is a mesmerizing experience. That information will surface... once the initial excitement has passed.
Good luck with panning for gold! Once you've had a chance to look around at what everyone shares, you'll be spending some of that gold!
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