06-24-2019, 11:14 AM
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Gents,

Hello!  So ever since I knew they were out there I have wanted a Wade & Butcher straight razor marked “For Gentlemans Use.”  However, I think they are pretty rare and I never had an opportunity to buy one.  That is until today!

So I picked this one up.  

I think it dates from the 1840s-1860s, and it looks to be in pretty good shape!

Can anyone tell me anything about this razor?  How rare are these ones, and what is up with double notch?  I have never seen one like this before today.

Thanks!

Vr

Matt

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 06-25-2019, 04:46 AM
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That looks very unsafe to use so send it my way for disposal....... seriously that looks like a great find and once honed should yield a pleasant shave

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 06-25-2019, 06:19 AM
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  • Gabe
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Nice score Matt... and here I thought you were taking a step back from straights.  Smile

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 06-25-2019, 10:00 AM
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Bahahahahah! I AM...the vintage DE blades, Sticky Razors, and STAR razors have changed the game for me!

However, I had to snap this up! I could not resist since I had really wanted one, and had all but given up hope!

I hope you guys are having a great day!

Vr

Matt

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 06-25-2019, 10:07 AM
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(06-25-2019, 04:46 AM)Panther308 Wrote: That looks very unsafe to use so send it my way for disposal....... seriously that looks like a great find and once honed should yield a pleasant shave

Thank-you Sir!  I am thinking that this one might be worthy of a full restore!  I am excited to receive it!

Vr

Matt

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 06-25-2019, 03:16 PM
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(06-25-2019, 10:07 AM)Ols67 Wrote:
(06-25-2019, 04:46 AM)Panther308 Wrote: That looks very unsafe to use so send it my way for disposal....... seriously that looks like a great find and once honed should yield a pleasant shave

Thank-you Sir!  I am thinking that this one might be worthy of a full restore!  I am excited to receive it!

Vr

Matt

I personally would do a light restore to retain most of the original patina and add one layer of tape and set a fresh bevel and then work it thru a full progression and finish with a moderate asano nagura finish on a JNAT and maybe depending on how the edge was after that do a light progression on .5 and .25 paste

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 08-03-2019, 10:57 AM
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Alfredo (Doc226) did it again!  She took a stunning edge and the bevel is beautiful...tried to capture it with my iPhone!

This tool was manufactured before the U.S. civil war...I wish it could tell me all its’ stories!

Enjoy!

Vr

Matt

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 08-03-2019, 03:57 PM
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Alfredo does EXCELLENT work and his edges are OUTSTANDING ..

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 08-03-2019, 04:37 PM
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Congratulations Matt!  That is a superb straight razor!  I'm partial to modern straights, but would definitely like to have one from the 1800's.

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 08-03-2019, 05:10 PM
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  • Johnny
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All I can say is, WOW!!!!!!!!!!!  What a find.

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 08-03-2019, 06:19 PM
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Yes - great find and beautiful razor! I need one of these!

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 08-04-2019, 01:54 AM
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Thanks gents!

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Matt

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 08-06-2019, 01:00 PM
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  • Gabe
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That's a beautiful razor Matt. Are those still the original scales?

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 08-06-2019, 01:35 PM
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(08-06-2019, 01:00 PM)Gabe Wrote: That's a beautiful razor Matt. Are those still the original scales?

Thanks Gabe! Yes, original scales. Alfredo soaked and polished them right up like he did with my other one. Unfortunately one is cracked which didn’t show up in the pics, so I am going to eventually have them replaced with new horn scales.

I love this tool all the same though...it took an AMAZING edge, and the early FGU marking is tops in my book! I also like the double notch end...a chipped front that was repaired...a custom order...makes no difference to me...I love it!

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Matt

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