Northfield Rattler x2
NORTHFIELD CUTLERY CO. A mark used by NORTHFIELD KNIFE CO. Connecticut. ca. 1858 - 1919
I acquired the cut down razor about a year or so ago, and have been looking for another one that was uncut, just to have a full sized model. Last week I finally found one in really good shape. Good isn't the word for the shape of this one :) It honed up rather easy and shaved remarkably well.
I have no clue when these two where made in the time the company was in operation, but given the less than automated look of post 1900 razors I'm thinking these where early on in the companies production.
The name Rattler comes from this particular grind, something I just became aware by a posting on "The Straight Razor Place" forums. For a long time is was called a Foux frameback or concave grind. Now we know better :p