A lovely vintage german straight razor in ivory scales. It is marked "Water Wheel" Silver Steel made in Germany but other than this I have no more info. It is in very good condition with very little signs of wear & looks more or less unused. A great first straight razor for anyone wanting to give straight razors a try.
"Water Wheel" 5/8" 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
PLEASE NOTE: this razor is currently being restored & sharpened, photos show it in unrestored state.