10-25-2012, 01:04 AM
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Well I've just finished the restoration on this Wade & Butcher, everything original including the scales which I'm pleased to say turned out better than I thought they would, haven't yet honed the razor, I have several other razors I must hone first so this can join the queue, I'm really excited about giving this razor a shave after all she's around 150 years old, OK on to the photo's hope you enjoy.

Jamie

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 10-25-2012, 01:58 AM
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  • DoubleB
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Thats very good looking! Nice job!
Could you tell us what you used/did to get the razor in this wonderful shape?

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 10-25-2012, 02:53 AM
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wow, that's beautiful!

question, since I don't know anything about straight razors, what's the indent on the very tip of the blade? does it have a purpose or is it just for aesthetics?

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 10-25-2012, 03:10 AM
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  • gijames
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Jamie that looks fantastic! Eyepop

(10-25-2012, 02:53 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote: wow, that's beautiful!

question, since I don't know anything about straight razors, what's the indent on the very tip of the blade? does it have a purpose or is it just for aesthetics?

Hey Andrew, I don't know much... but I believe they call that a Barber's notch... not sure if it truly has a purpose... perhaps to reach under the nose! Tongue

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 10-25-2012, 12:38 PM
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(10-25-2012, 02:53 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote: wow, that's beautiful!

question, since I don't know anything about straight razors, what's the indent on the very tip of the blade? does it have a purpose or is it just for aesthetics?

Many theories and anecdotes abound about the purpose of that notch.

Most likely it's there for decoration. Just like all the other straight razor tips.

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 10-26-2012, 02:45 AM
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  • Leon
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Good work as allways.

As for the barbers notch, it is said that it was meant to ease the opening of the blade using only one hand.

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 10-26-2012, 07:51 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Jamie, beautiful work, as always.

Bruno, that makes sense.

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 10-26-2012, 12:25 PM
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  • mikeperry
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Hi Jamie

Simply stunning as always (I love looking over your SOTD photos) Thumbsup Clap

Take care, Mike

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 10-27-2012, 08:02 AM
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  • geezer
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Very nice! I really appreciate the scales!
~Richard

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 10-27-2012, 10:01 AM
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Thank you all as always very kind words and high praise well I shaved with the razor today and she delivered a wonderful shave indeed, and to think this razor is 150 years old, and was probably used during the American civil war, and if only she could talk what stories would she tell.

Jamie

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 10-27-2012, 01:28 PM
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Jamie, wow, you sure do amazing work! i love the look of your razors and you take some beautiful pictures with fabulous colour!

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 10-27-2012, 10:33 PM
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(10-27-2012, 01:28 PM)celestino Wrote: Jamie, wow, you sure do amazing work! i love the look of your razors and you take some beautiful pictures with fabulous colour!

Thank you Celestino, well I've kept a close eye on the SOTD photo's and I must say your photo's are without doubt some of the very best to be seen.

Jamie

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 10-30-2012, 10:19 AM
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SURELY that is not the same razor - well DONE!

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 11-01-2012, 11:42 AM
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  • Cobre
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Man you are good at this!

It would be great if you could share the steps you followed for this "extreme makeover"

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 12-28-2012, 04:39 PM
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  • UFO
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Beautiful work, has reverted back to life, you have many shaves her friend

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