Carl Lutters "LUKO" HOLLOW GROUND STRAIGHT RAZOR WITH PEARL SCALES.
This razor is in very good condition and doesnt appear to have ever been resharpened so has no signs of wear. It does have a few water mark blemishes ( see pics ) but nothing that effects its use. Carl Lutters is one of the renown Solingen razor makers, it was founded in 1840 & still survives today. This would make a lovely inexpensive starter razor & will last for years with regular stropping.
The blade has been cleaned, polished & honed ( see below ) It has been sterilized and then coated with Fredricssons Razor Oil. Fully restored and shave ready ( see note below ).
Carl Lutters " LUKO " 5/8" Straight Razor in Pearl scales.
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