It used to be an accessory, but now it’s nothing more than an ancient relic:

One of the most exciting aspects of moving into an old house is the opportunity to make discoveries. People have found all sorts of interesting things in their walls, basements, attics, or floors.

A peculiar antique relic was discovered in a 100-year-old house. It’s an antique marble razor blade sharpener that doesn’t look anything like what you would expect.

Mistaken for a Toy

Apparently resembling a popular children’s toy from the 1960s and 70s, this antique relic was mistaken for «Clackers». As a result, many debates ensued about the true origins of this mysterious object.

However, Clackers were made of string and acrylic plastic balls. In contrast, this antique relic consists of two glass beads with a wooden or metal base and a steel rod.

So, what was the purpose of this vintage razor blade sharpener device? As the name suggests, it was used to sharpen razor blades in the 1930s.

Little is known about the history of this antique relic, but its elaborate design speaks to the craftsmanship of handmade items from that era. A beautiful reminder of things rarely seen nowadays.

Many Phases of Shaving

Throughout history, the shaving process has taken various forms.

Razors have evolved from shells and shark teeth to massive metal objects in a small kit, to disposable razors with 4 or 5 blades, and to electric razors.

What was once a symbol of status and wealth is now common among most men and women. Historians estimate that shaving dates back to around 4000 BC or even earlier.

In fact, there are cave paintings depicting shaving with shells and sharp flints. Furthermore, massive gold and copper razors have been discovered in the tombs of ancient Egypt.

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