19thc Scrimshaw Cuttlers Straight Razor. English. C1840-60.
A rare piece of social history is this superb Scrimshaw "cutthroat" razor, belonging to a Sailor who was a Whaler from Hull...it is beautifully engraved with two Whales on one side...and a Whaling Ship and Whaling scene on the other...it is signed W.Wells Hull. The razor is made by the Cutler to his Majesty, Joseph Rodgers, No 6, Norfolk Street, Sheffield.