About

 

Welcome to:

“historyrazors.wordpress.com”

historyrazors-wordpress-com

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 (pogonotomy), 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
community 
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, rsso, Voidmonster 
and many others …
I also want to thank the “persons who wish to remain anonymous” very much!
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”)
Also a BIG thank you to:
Florin Pincotan (Zen Razor Japan)
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 …

ebay
(link)
If you have questions about items, price, bids, offers,… on my ebay page,
please contact me using the contact form below this page


IMPORTANT:
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
Thank you very much for your respectable donation!:
Tom
Thank you very much for your kind donation!:
Florin Pincotan (Zen Razor Japan)

Mr. W.


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 2018):
2018
April:
Bosō 房総
Okt:
Iwasaki – Tanifuji – Amada
How to package a shave ready kamisori
Dec:
藤 – Tō
2019
February:
“Old Sheffield razors” & “More old razors” written by “Henry T. Lummus”
Fox & Norris, *P & more
May:
Nagura
Fake Iwasaki
 
UPDATED articles (since 2018):
2018
February:
Japanese Natural Stones, Kanji & Information
“Shiage toishi” → “Awasedo”
April:
Iwasaki
Kamijō Yukio
Japanese Natural Stones, Kanji & Information
R. saitō – KRG – Ribbon Co.
Birks (“Tobacco Pipe” mark)
“Dip-at-toe” 18th century
Mai:
Iwasaki
“Nakato” → “Shiage toishi”
June:
“Shiage toishi” → “Awasedo”
Japanese Natural Stones, Kanji & Information
Kamijō Yukio
Bosō 房総
Iwasaki
July:
Japanese Natural Stones, Kanji & Information
“Nakato” → “Shiage toishi”
“Shiage toishi” → “Awasedo”
R. saitō – KRG – Ribbon Co.
Iwasaki
Japanese markings, kanji, symbols
Smith (“☩ SMITH”)
August:
R. saitō – KRG – Ribbon Co.
September:
Kamijō Yukio
Iwasaki
Tanifuji (Fukutarō)
Oktober:
Japanese markings, kanji, symbols
“Shiage toishi” → “Awasedo”
Bosō 房総
“Dip-at-toe” 18th century
Japanese Natural Stones, Kanji & Information
Iwasaki – Tanifuji – Amada
November:
Iwasaki
Japanese markings, kanji, symbols
History of Orihi type kamisori
Bosō 房総
Kamijō Yukio
December:
Background information about the Cutlers’ Company, Freedom, marks…
“Dip-at-toe” 18th century
Birks (“Tobacco Pipe” mark)
(Total revise of the article)
2019
January
Iwasaki
Birks (“Tobacco Pipe” mark)
Japanese markings, kanji, symbols
February
“Dip-at-toe” 18th century
“Nakato” → “Shiage toishi”
Iwasaki
“Shiage toishi” → “Awasedo”
Background information about the Cutlers’ Company, Freedom, marks…
March
“Nakato” → “Shiage toishi”
Japanese markings, kanji, symbols
April
Directories Sheffield
Hitachi – Y.S.S. (Yasuki Speciality Steel)
Iwasaki
Japanese Natural Stones, Kanji & Information
“Shiage toishi” → “Awasedo”
Japanese markings, kanji, symbols
May
Japanese Natural Stones, Kanji & Information
“Nakato” → “Shiage toishi”
藤 – Tō
Hitachi – Y.S.S. (Yasuki Speciality Steel)
Nagura
Tanifuji (Fukutarō)
Fake Iwasaki
July
Who were the people behind F.G.B.C.?

“Demosthènes, Malaspinas”


Questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact me
by filling this contact form

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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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