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    A rare anchor stamped Wade & Butcher. The anchor trade mark is most often seen on razors attributed to George Brittain, another Sheffield maker. Could there have been some type of manufacturing agreement between the two makers? The stamp seems to only have been used on earlier large near wedge ground blades. This blade measures just under 8/8 and was extremely pitted when received. The scales are copies of the originals in black horn with a lead wedge and brass beehive collars and pins . Some work progression pictures are included. It was decided to use a crocus finish on the blade and a glazed finish on the tang. Pitting on the tang was too deep to remove without effecting the makers stamp and the glazed finish helps mask the flaws.
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    Very nice...mine must have been turned over to one of those street grinders...mine is hollow ground...beautiful Sheffield steel, and as usual, fantastic work! :-)

    I love the finish and polish you get on your razors....perfect IMO.

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    Great job, lovely razor.
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    Outstanding work,karlej! Good to go for another couple of hundred years!
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    Quote Originally Posted by razorjoe View Post
    No arrow? Mine have arrows on them.
    Really, on the anchor...love to see a pic....thanks.

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    Karl I want that bad! Fantastic thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by razorjoe View Post
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    Yes, that's the normal W&B mark, but have never seen one with the Anchor stamp AND the normal stamp...the Anchor stamp is rare, hard to find.
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    The Anchor always bring a premium. Which is why my other W&B are lonely. [emoji30]
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejmolitor37 View Post
    The Anchor always bring a premium. Which is why my other W&B are lonely. [emoji30]
    Here's mine....

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