Here is a eBay find that just landed in the mailbox.
It's an "American Knife Co." 15/16 quarter hollow.
The tang is stamped with "Plymouth Hollow Conn"
The blade itself is marked with "For Barbers Use"
Some googling gave that the American Knife Company had a forge in the town
of Plymouth Hollow in Conneticut during the mid 1800.
Their knifes are well regarded amongst collectors & they were allegedly one of the first American makers to produce a spring knife.
But about their razor production not much is to be found online.
Anyone got anymore information?
Is it made by American Knife Co. or simply imported from Sheffield & stamped with their name?
It very much resembles the W&B, Joesph Elliott & Wostenholms I have in similar sizes made in approximately the same time.
I'm still to shave with it, a thorough cleaning will be first step.
And a rescale.
The butt end is held together with string...
And the wood is split & pieces are missing.
There is no rust at all, beside a small spot at the tang pivot.
I believe someone wisely covered the blade in graphite grease a loooong time ago.
This is the look old graphite grease gets when it eventually hardens
after some 50 years or so
All input is very appreciated!