Newbie here. I just picked up the following razor for $14 on eBay. It says "J Weiss 87 Oxford St" on the shank and "Weiss Lancet Steel" on the blade. Based on a few other forum threads (1, 2), I believe it is quite old -- possibly 1820s.
What I'm wondering from you all is:
I have been shaving with a replaceable-blade straight for a little over a year, but this will be my first "real" straight razor. I can't wait to try it out.
- Can anyone confirm/debunk my guess about the date?
- From the pictures, do you notice any serious flaws?
- Any guesses as to what the scales are made of?
- patrick burke