LA PALMA #1035 - German straight razor, early 20th century, made in Solingen, 5/8" Round point

$60.56 $ 42.39
SKU : es-960472372 Category : Razors

Hello, and thanks for looking.

***Please note, I will be away from my stock for urgent family reasons until
25th March. I will therefore not be shipping anything until then. Apologies for
the inconvenience, Regards Ed***

(this is a new shop, and I am in the process of migrating all razor-related
items from my other Etsy shop, . Please copy and paste this link to see my past

You are looking at a vintage German straight razor made in Solingen, branded
'La Palma', model #1035. The blade is half hollow ground. The scales vulcanite
or hard rubber. The blade is 5/8", and has some wear. This razor has a blade
etching which has become very feint, and was evidently made for the
Spanish-speaking market, as it says 'Marca Reg' on the blade. There is some
age-related tarnishing on the blade, but the steel is very solid. This was a
very forgiving razor to hone, the steel feels smooth, and really wanted to take
an edge. Nice palm frond mark on the tang. A nice piece of Solingen history,
and a nice shaver.

Key information

--blade width: 5/8", 16mm
--blade length: 70 mm (2.8 in)
--tang (stabiliser to pivot): 42 mm (1.7 in)
--tail length: 29 mm (1.1 in)
--overall length (with blade closed): 155 mm (6.1 in)
--scale length: 140 mm (5.5 in)
--distance between pin centres: 120 mm (4.7 in)
--weight: 38 g (1.3 oz)

--round point
--grind: half hollow (see picture)
--edge profile: slight smile
--scales: Vulcanite (hard rubber)
--pins: original pins, appear to be steel pins and collars
--tang: jimps top and bottom
--blade condition: some wear
--scale condition: no issues
--wedge: probably celluloid
--restoration: clean, bevel set and hone; heel profile


This razor is sold in shaving condition. I have honed and tested it. I am a
hobbyist and collector rather than a professional, and this razor is honed to
my own shaving requirements. I am wary of making the kind of guarantees you
often see, this razor shaves well for everyday shaving, and it has a good edge
for an experienced honer to start tweaking if so desired. Please message if you
would like more information.

I am happy to offer one free re-hone of the razor once for the cost of postage
only. This covers re-honing, not restoration in case of damage. I am also happy
to discuss further re-honing of razors sourced from me after this.

(Razor only for sale, not the brush, strop, etc.)

-thanks, Ed


Shipping is by DHL Paket
shipping can be combined. I have decided to offer only tracked shipping, as in
the currently uncertain environment where shipping times are highly
unpredictable, I think this makes sense.

PLEASE NOTE: The current situation has affected shipping considerably. I am
currently offering only tracked shipping, as shipping times are highly
unpredictable in the current environment. It is also possible that shipping
times to some locations will be affected. If this is the case, I will message
before sending to discuss options. Finally, to minimise risk to myself and
others, I try to make one trip to the post office per week, normally on a

I use recycled packaging where possible. Every effort is made to make the
packaging is presentable. If you have special requirements in this regard,
please message to discuss.

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