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    Abraham Lincoln: A Most Unusual Straight Razor. The practice of decorating the blades of razors with etched political images and slogans dates back at least to the election of 1840, and continued at least through Woodrow Wilson. However, we have never encountered this Lincoln variety before. The blade is boldly etched with "Abraham Lincoln / Union and Freedom". It was manufactured by Wade and Butcher of Sheffield, England, who produced many of the blades for the American market during this era. The horn handle is in good if well used condition, with one small crack. The sharp blade itself has some scattered light discoloration marks, but there has been no attempt at cleaning, and the words contrast clearly. A great Lincoln item which, if not from the 1864 election, is at the very least a war-era patriotic issue. Length 6.25". Accompanied by what appears to be the original velvet lined case, which shows exterior wear.

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    May, 2009
    13th-14th Wednesday-Thursday
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