My wife's grandfather gave me this razor to research and clean up. He doesn't use straights, but said I could use this and keep it for my collection if I wanted. First, the description:
on one side:
On the other:
Made in Germany
Picture of an anchor in the center with a star and an arrow in its middle.
Now, the pictures:
That chip is about 1/16", so I was thinking this could go from a 11/16 (what I measured) to a 5/8 or 9/16. The toe could just be rounded off.
That's a closeup of the chip.
And, finally, some of the blemishes on the blade (the worst of them):
I was going to throw this in the tumbler tonight, and see what it looks like in a day or so. I'd like to restore this for sentimental reasons, but not sure if it would be possible or worth doing with those blemishes. Let me know what you think!