Butterfield Bros " Griffon " Straight Razor

 VINTAGE "GRIFFON" HOLLOW GROUND STRAIGHT RAZOR. A nice old razor with good handle and pins. the blade edge has no chips or cracks and shows very little sign of wear.  It is intesesting in that it has a brass sliding lock to hold the blade closed. Griffon Cutlery were originally located in New York, USA on Broadway (until around 1915), then at 74-76 Fifth Avenue and remained here until 1968. This razor was made for Butterfield Bros of Oldham who were Cutlery & Knife suppliers  The blade has been cleaned, polished & honed then sterilized and coated with Fredricssons Razor Oil


Fully restored and shave ready ( see note below )





Butterfield Bros " Griffon " Straight Razor

  • I use the following process for all my razor restorations after the blade has been polished & buffed.

    • 1st hone 250 grit  Japanese Kingstone ( bevel setting)
    • 1st hone 800 grit Japanese Kingstone
    • 2nd hone 1200 grit Japanese kingstone
    • 3rd hone 6,000 grit Japanese Kingstone
    • 4th hone 12,000 grit Welsh Dragons Tongue Slate
    • 5th strop Balsa strop - Green paste ( Chrome Oxide )
    • 6th strop Leather strop - Yellow paste