Re: Straight Razors
I am learning this art of shave currently. I haven't found much info on period straight razors (SR) out there. I'm fairly certian hollow ground razors were popular post war but existed prior to the ACW and a full wedge or nearly full wedge with a shorter tang would be the most correct design w/bone, ivory, mother of pearl, tortiose shell or wood scales.
There is an example on a SR shave kit in the Union EOG and a shaving mirror ID'd to a 55th Mass soldier in this thread:
Last edited by Prodical Reb; 07-08-2011 at 06:26 PM.
Michael Phillips, GGG Grandson of
Pvt Edmond Phillips, 44th NCT, Co E, "The Turtle Paws"
Mustered in March 1862
Paroled at Appomattox C.H. Virginia, April 15, 1865
"Good, now we'll have news from Hell before breakfast."
Was Gen Sherman's response upon hearing the capture and execution of 3 reporters who had followed from Atlanta, by the rebels.
The execution part turned out to be false. Dagg Nabbit!