Went out antiquing in Amarillo, Texas today and stumbled across this fantastic looking straight! Funny thing was, the other dozen or so straight this lady had were all in the $40 price range and were average, boring brands with equally uninspiring blades. However! In the back of the shop I spotted this beauty for only $12. Nice big blade, the edge is in fantastic condition except for a roughly 0.5cm x 0.5cm rust spot on the heel. The scales however are pretty eaten away. Initial estimates date it around 1830-1840, can anyone give me a better idea or tell me if I'm way off? Should make for a rather nice restoration! Now to decide if I want to keep it or not... I've never seen a W&B with "Magnum Bonum" etched into the blade, can anyone give me some background about that part of it?
Here it is with the rest of today's haul
And closer pics of the razor: