A razor lost for a hundred years

Recently I found – and I’ve forgotten how I ended up there – a piece on restoring an old straight. Not just any old straight either; a straight lost at the Somme front during the Great War.

It is well worth a read by the way.

The restorer have some good points about the relative longevity of plastic razor cartridges versus old fashioned straights (and by extension safety razors); to paraphrase a cart lasts for a few shaves and lingers in nature forever, while an old fashion razor will shave forever yet will rust and decompose if lost or thrown away…

…and even a rusty, dinged up, buried for a century razor can still sometimes shave again!

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