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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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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