This old tin once held Weck's Razor Strop Dressing which could have been used with this razor box that was also used as a strop.
The round, green and silver tin has a slip on lid. The “Ideal Composition” was used to keep the leather of a strop properly conditioned. The little tin originally sold for 25c and was manufactured by Edward Weck & Sons of Brooklyn & New York. It measures about 1 7/8” high and 1 ¼” in diameter and is in nice condition with minimal wear.
The box is a two piece box. The inner box has an open end with two slot. One slot measures about 6 ¼” deep which could have been storage for a straight razor but the other slot is only about 3” deep. The opposing end has a brass plate that reads; Use Black Side First - Finish On Red Side. Two sides of this box are reddish and the opposing sides are black. The black sides have large brass tacks in the middle of them. This inner box slips into a sleeve that is open on both ends. On one side it reads; Sextoblade Razor - Style F - E.Weck, N.Y.. It measures about 7 1/8” long by 1 5/8” by 1 ½” and in used, worn condition with scuffs, tears and edge damage.
Priced and sold as the pair.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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