Care of Razors and other bladed products

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Care of Razors

Use of any bladed product requires commonsense and care. Never leave razors, razor blades or any other bladed item within reach of children. When sharpening bladed products sharpen away from the body when you can and use safety gloves. When it comes to sharpening you need to ensure that you are using the correct tools. Honing with a razor strop is the best course of action for straight razors and if it requires more severe attention consider using a professional of which a number exist on the internet. Various different bladed products need different treatments including different sharpening angles and different sharpening techniques research these techniqes according to what it is you are sharpening.


Razors especially open razors should be dried after use. Do not store bladed steel products in leather sheaths or cases, leather takes in moisture and can accelerate rusting. This goes for fabric bags as well. For preference use a razor stand to hold your product and if it is to be unused for a while wipe it with a good oil and then clean it before use but above all look up the treatment required according to factors like the steel used for the blade. Lots of information exists on the internet regarding the care and use of razors. If you are planning to go back to a shaving system you have not used for a while look up the techniques on the internet and you will find considerable resources available including videos.


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Sniper plate sgian dubh

One of our unique items is a sgian dubh created with a blade from a World War One sniper plate. It’s hardened steel and is a considerable challenge to cut and shape it. The handle is walnut from a pre WW2 Lee Enfield rifle butt made in Scotland. This is an epic piece which encapulates British and Scottish military history plus the inherited skills of Sheffield in it’s creation. It comes in a red drawstring bag made with the same cloth made for over two hundred years by Hainsworths Mill in Yorkshire and used by the British militaryfor several centuries


Victorian poster

To see our cufflinks made using material from the Second World War Spitfires and Hurricanes which participated in the Battle of Britain visit typenet.com


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Visit http://www.sheffield-gb.com for a range of folding knives utilising wood from HMS Victory. Handmade pocket knives made in Sheffield.


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Fine Sheffield made Bowie knives created to authentic historic patterns are on http://www.sheffield-gb.com


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For a short history of Sheffield and it’s knife making click on the link above.


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