Razor (Straight razor)

  • Category:

    Organic (ivory, horn, etc.)

  • Creator (Role):

    Butcher, William & Sam (Manufacturer)

  • Place of Origin:

    Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1822-1826

  • Materials:

    Horn (bovine); Steel; Brass; Cord

  • Museum Object Number:

    2010.0012.042


  • Complete Details



Object Number

2010.0012.042

Object Name

Razor (Straight razor)

Category

Organic (ivory, horn, etc.)

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase with funds drawn from the Centenary Fund

Creator (Role)

Butcher, William & Sam (Manufacturer)
Goodman, "British Planemakers form 1700" (1978), 168.

Place of Origin

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Date

1822-1826

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Razor blade; "THE ORIGINAL AND ONLY GENUINE BOW RAZOR / MANUFACTURED SOLELY BY / WADE & BUTCHER"
2. Mark; Razor blade; Double curve hunting bow symbol

Materials

Horn (bovine); Steel; Brass; Cord

Dimensions (inches)

0.4 (H) , 6.1 (L) , 1 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

1 (H) , 15.6 (L) , 2.5 (W)

Object Description

Web - 02/11/2016

A folding razor with black color horn (cow) blades and a sharp steel blade joined with a brass rivet. The tip of the handle at the pivot point is covered with a knotted textile. The razor blade is incised with a double-curved hunting bow symbol near the pivot hinge and the blade is marked "THE ORIGINAL AND ONLY GENUINE BOW RAZOR / MANUFACTURED SOLELY BY / WADE & BUTCHER". The manufacturers were William Butcher who partnered with his younger brother Samuel Butcher, and then Robert Wade, Sr. as cutlers and edged tool makers.