Roman Razor, Bronze / Iron

Roman razor / shaver knife with iron blade and figural handle in shape of a griffin´s head. Slightly sharpened for display purposes.

3-4 weeks
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Roman Razor, Bronze / Iron

The thin iron blades of roman razor knifes only survive under special conditions, mostly only the handles from brass or bronze were excavated. Many examples are decorated with animal heads or mythical creatures.

Our reconstruction of the roman shaver handle depicts a griffin, a mythical beast combining a lion and an eagle. The motif of this animal was very popular thoughout the roman times, even the gladiatorial helmets of the thracians (thraex) bear decorations with this animal. Picture 2 shows an original helmet from pompei.

An original find was placed at our disposal. We reconstructed the handle and the razor blade combining other finds. The handle is handcrafted from bronze, the blade is made from steel. The blade is slightly sanded for display purposes, but it can be easy sharpened for real use. A variant with forged, hardened and extra-sharp ground blade can also be made on request with longer delivery time and extra charge.

Size ca. 90 x 60 mm.

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Delivery time 3-4 weeks
weight 0.060000
size ca. 90 x 60 mm
Era Romans
Material Bronze
Kind of replica Medicine and hygiene
scope of delivery With jewellery case
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