Funny you should bring this up. I just received a Torrey (156?) today from BC, and it sure looks good (thanks Terry!). 3/4 hollow, or what I have wanted in a Grelot but haven't had enough experience to justify. Can't wait to try it later in the week. No writing on the blade though. I live not too far from Worcester, Mass., where the razor was made, so I have been thinking to make a trip there to see the old sites involved. My understanding is that the Torrey Co. made both razors and strops and was in operation from ca. 1860-1960. A manufacturing facility (which still stands) dates to 1883. If and when I visit it (perhaps in two weeks), I will take some snaps and post them.
Last edited by Alum of Potash; 04-18-2011 at 10:25 PM.
Wales is not like Arkansas in any way (with apologies to John Cale).