Straight razor shaving
Straight razor. Capitol Cutlery Co. Indianapolis, Ind. Made in Germany. Imitation ivory handle with flowers and scroll at each end with metal end caps shaped and fitted to wrapped rope ends. Pattern on both sides. Some brown coloring remains. I have also viewed one made by Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Rare. This is razor # 64 in the "Celluloid Handle Guide for Straight Razor Collectors" by Robert A. Doyle.
Straight razor. George Toby St. Paul, Minn. Made in Germany. Imitation ivory handle with raised spread eagle across center with laurel and ribbon. Pile end has flag with stars and stripes, head end has small standing figure. Pile side has cross-hatched pattern on plain round imitation ivory. This is the only one of these I have seen. Note: Blade has ornate work on the top and is etched with gold eagle, gold shields and etched crossed flags. Very rare to find fully etched blades corresponding to
Straight razor. Challenge Razor Works Bridgeport Conn. Celluloid handle has raised pattern of owl sitting on branch surround in scroll and floral motif. Pile side has raised floral pattern as well. A popular handle pattern. Four of this pattern have been found attached to Challenge Cutlery Co. blades.
Straight razor. Geneva Cutlery Co. Geneva, NY USA. Rounded black handle with pattern in relief including lady’s head at one end facing gentleman’s head with scroll, leaves and vine separating the two heads. The pattern is on both sides. Similar to #149. Rare. This is razor # 150 in the "Celluloid Handle Guide for Straight Razor Collectors" by Robert A. Doyle.
Straight razor. C.W. Engel Solingen. Raised hunting scene of horse and riders following dogs chasing deer through the woods. Colored in burgundy on imitation ivory. Pile side is fully decorated with symbols: fox head, rifle, crossbow, spears, skull and cross, horn, wreath, etc. This is a symbolic Germanic hunting theme.