Crown & Sword 5/8" ERN 1166 

A beautiful Extra Hollow Ground straight razor complete with its origional box. This razor has no real signs of wear and has no marks or damage. It has been fully reconditioned, honed & sharpened & is shave ready. 


The ERN brand is perhaps the most prolific of all vintage German makers. Established by Fredrick R. ERN of Wald, Germany, his company manufactured more varieties of razors than any other... bar none. This is one of a popular model the 1166 Crown & Sword.

Crown & Sword 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