#1032 Vintage Straight Razor - B. Richardson Philadelphia 6/8 1839-1849
|Country of Manufacture||Possibly USA. About half a dozen B.RICHARDSON bowie knives are in existence; he was listed as a cutler in Philadelphia between 1837 and 1843; later listings included "& SON" between 1839-1849. I do not know if later in their business they imported blades; if they did then there's a possibility it was made in England.
|Cross Side Marking||B. RICHARDSON & SON, PHILADELPHIA
|Pile Side Marking||N/A|
|Printing/Etch on Blade||N/A|
|Est. Mfg Date||1839-1849
|Blade Width||>6/8" (0.762")|
|Blade Grind||Near Wedge|
|Blade Condition||Some scratches & patina on face; light pitting on faces of blade but nothing serious near edge.|
|Tang Condition||Rust in pivot area
|Scale Material||Horn, lead wedge
|Scale Condition||Crack in wedge end pile side scale.
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