Set of seven cutthroat razors, London, England, 1801-1900
The cut-throat razor was developed in ancient Greece and Rome and was widely used for shaving until the early 1900s. The ‘cut-throat’ razor was so-called because of its sharpness. Most men shaved regularly, either at home or by visiting a barbershop. This set of seven is engraved with the days of the week and made from steel with ivory handles. Judging by the materials, the set was probably owned by a wealthy man. The blades are engraved with the maker’s name, Samuel Last, and the place they were made, London.
Related Themes and Topics
The science of health and how to maintain it. A condition or practice which promotes good health. The definition varies widely and differs across cultures.
Sharp-edged instruments primarily used in the shaving of bodily hair. Razors can be manually or electrically powered, and the earliest bronze razor blade dates back to the Bronze Age.