Frederick Willey " Willeys Special 5/8" Hollow Ground Razor

 VINTAGE "FREDERICK WILLEY" HOLLOW GROUND STRAIGHT RAZOR. A nice razor with good handle and pins. the blade edge has no chips or cracks, it does have some wear in line with being resharpened previously and has a couple of small watermarks but nothing much and has years of life left in it.  It is marked " Frederick Willey, Hall Lane, leeds.  The blade has been cleaned, polished & honed then sterilized and coated with Fredricssons Razor Oil


Fully restored and shave ready ( see note below )





Frederick Willey " Willeys Special 5/8" Hollow Ground 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