John Primble "Golden Primble" 5/8

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Manufacturer| John Primble
Region| USA
Date| Unspecified
Size| 5/8
Point| Square
Shoulder| 2 stabilizers
Jimps| None
Scales| Plastic
Steel| Unknown


Manufacturer John Primble
Model Golden Primble
Region USA
Date Unspecified
"Unspecified" contains an extrinsic dash or other characters that are invalid for a date interpretation.
Grind Full Hollow
Size 5/8
Point Square
Shoulder 2 stabilizers
Spine Decoration none
Jimps None
Scales Plastic
Steel Unknown
Image Primble.JPG

I believe this is a relatively late model of Belknap John Primble, I am thinking 50s, 60s, or 70s. Razor was originally covered in gold wash, very little of which remains. Scales appear to be lucite tinted deeply golden. Blade is etched "Golden Primble", flanked by two golden "Primble Goods of Honour" shields. Shank is stamped "JOHN PRIMBLE" "BELKNAP HDW & MFG CO." "1100" on the front side, "BELKNAP HD. & MFG. Co" "LOUISVILLE, KY" on the reverse.

Original coffin is a two-piece paper box, tan in color, with silver print denoting John Primble, the Primble shield, Belknap Hardware, and Louisville, Ky.

When new, the gold wash and gold-tinted lucite scales probably made this thing downright garish. A few decades of age and use have removed the gold wash and given it character. A razor that I am proud to own - the prize of my small collection.