This is an interesting piece. This piece, however, by its design and its original setup, is obviously older than the 1850s, I'm guessing 1820s - 30s.My guess is that R. Alexander either imported some older stock in the mid 19th century or this piece was stamped and imported before he set up shop in New York. In any case, it's an early piece, made of really great steel. I cleaned up this blade with care not to ruin its fine attributes.
For this reason it still shows pitting throughout. This blade has finely made jimps on both top and bottom of the tang. The spine is stamped Real Old English.
It has an older style notch in the toe. The grind is a wedgy quarter hollow. It is honed, stropped and ready to use.I reproduced straighter old-style blonde horn scales for this one and set the pivot and wedge end with nice understated brass pin-covers. This razor was honed with the following progression. Jon Coe Dota Creek Arkansas Black. Jon Coe Arkansas Grey Polisher. Vintage Scottish Linen Fire Hose Strop. Tony Miller Rough Out Strop. Tony Miller Fast Bridle Strop. The item "Antique Vintage R H ALEXANDER Straight Razor Real Old English 11/16+ Restored" is in sale since Wednesday, April 7, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Vanity, Perfume & Shaving\Shaving\Straight Razors". The seller is "davidwork2003" and is located in Hurley, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.