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Welcome to:



A site about straight razors, kamisori, orihi, honing stones,…
and their history, identification, restoration,…

My name is Jethro and I started my hobby in the straight razor world around 2011.
When I started to get the hang of shaving, my interests began to evolve
in restoring razors, using different stones, searching about history,…
This blog is one step further, it exists primarily because of 2 reasons:
 I learned to know Sebastian from “razorlovestones.wordpress.com©“, and
I have the tendency to keep on searching if I really want to know something.
One thing led to another, and after several months digging and searching,
my first article about “F.G.B.C.” was born, and with it also this blog!
A BIG thank you to Sebastian for giving me this opportunity!
Also, I wish to thank the vast amount of people in the shaving
who are willing to share their knowledge!
For example on 
Straightrazorplace/SRP” (in alphabetically order):
ajkenne, altus, alx, charlie48horlogerie, doorsch, inoe, rideon66, ScienceGuy,
sharptonn, Srdjan, Thaeris, mainaman, Mari, 
Martin103, maxim207, Neil Miller (RIP),
onimaru55, ovidiucotiga, Voidmonster, and many others …
BIG thank you as well to these sites:
Acier Fondu“, “Monsieur Vontiki“, “ilrasoio.com/Altus“, “Cutlers Hallamshire
(With many thanks to “Dr Joan Unwin, Archivist”)
This blog will evolve through time, there will be articles
about history of razors and other stuff, so hang on!

Some things to come:

More information about different razor makers,
a restoration of a broken piece of antique Samurai sword,
and more …

I’ve spend, with pleasure, a lot of time and effort into this site

If you want to use information of this site, as a form of respect,
please use a link to my page instead of copying parts of my pages.
In that way the information will also be the most up-to-date!
Thank you!
If you wish to make a donation
(without obligation of course):
Donate with PayPal

In the article “Who were the people behind F.G.B.C.?” Link,
references are formulated very specifically, all is explained in that article
In all other articles,  all references normally are formulated as follows:
Or, the link is attached directly with the information, picture,…
Or, a “number/letter” between brackets, written in blue, can be
found after the referred/quoted text.
This number/letter can be found again below the article, with more details.
The number/letter” themselves are links to the specific page of each reference.
The URLs (http://) aren’t cited fully because of the length of some URLs, which would distract greatly.
The URL of each link, can be seen by moving the pointer/mouse cursor onto the link/number;
when waiting a second, the specific URL will pop-up.

The attached webpage can be opened, in a new tab, by clicking each link.
For example: “About” (1):
Reference: (1) https://historyrazors.wordpress.com/about/ Link

Articles, for example “Japanese kanji, symbols“, can be found by moving
the pointer/mouse cursor onto “tabs”, found above the page, just below
the header image (“About”, “History & Identification”, “Restoration”),
hidden “tabs” will show automatically:

About 1a.png

Another way is to find articles in the menu found on the right side of the page:

About 1b.png

To use the “Search” button, found top-right, & down-left,
write the word(s) you want to find, click “Search” or “enter”
1 SEARCH knop
The article(s) in which this word(s) is located, will show up
Next, you will need to open the article(s), and use the
browser search button to know its exact place

NEW articles (since 2017):

Japanese Natural Stones, Kanji & Information
Japanese Natural Stones, Kanji & Information
> this article has been split into different articles:
General information:
Japanese Natural Stones, Kanji & Information
“Arato” + “Unknown grit”
“Nakato” → “Shiage toishi”
“Shiage toishi” → “Awasedo”
Revil George
“Dip-at-toe” 18th century
Birks (“Tobacco Pipe” mark)
Kanetake – Norikazu Takahashi
UPDATED articles (since 2017):

Tanifuji (Fukutarō)
, Japanese markings, kanji, symbols
Japanese markings, kanji, symbols
Background information about the Cutlers’ Company, Freedom, marks…
Smith (“+SMITH”)IwasakiTanifuji (Fukutarō)Japanese markings, kanji, symbols
 Iwasaki → Iwasaki/Kamijō Yukio,
Hitachi – Y.S.S. (Yasuki Speciality Steel),
Japanese markings, kanji, symbols,
Tanifuji (Fukutarō),
“Dip-at-toe” 18th century,
Smith (“+SMITH”)
Birks (“Tobacco Pipe” mark)
(Total revise of the structure of the article)
Background information about the Cutlers’ Company, Freedom, marks…
Japanese markings, kanji, symbols
History of Orihi type kamisori
Japanese markings, kanji, symbols
Birks (“Tobacco Pipe” mark)
“Dip-at-toe” 18th century
Kamijō Yukio
(More different types of Kamijo razors)
(Total revise of the structure of the article)
Japanese markings, kanji, symbols
Kamijō Yukio
Japanese Natural Stones, Kanji & Information
“Shiage toishi” → “Awasedo”
Japanese Natural Stones, Kanji & Information
“Nakato” → “Shiage toishi”
Who were the people behind “F.G.B.C.”
“Ghelfi family”– “Birolleau family”
Kamijō Yukio


Please do not hesitate to contact me
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2 Responses to About

  1. Phil says:

    I like your site, not many Kamasori sites out there with solid info.

    Liked by 1 person

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