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    Guys, these are some impressive razors. Some uncommon, and very pleasing, designs. Fascinating thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeB52 View Post

    Awesome, Mike!
    -Zak Jarvis. Writer. Artist. Bon vivant.

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    Here's one I have.
    No #s , But definitely a W&B stamp, and design.

    First pic is with the W&B, for comparison. The W&B is stamped on the tail, with a #3.


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    Quote Originally Posted by outback View Post
    Here's one I have.
    No #s , But definitely a W&B stamp, and design.

    First pic is with the W&B, for comparison. The W&B is stamped on the tail, with a #3.


    Oh, excellent, Mike! The old Sheffields that have anything out there way at the end of the tail are unusual to find, and probably later (1880's ->)

    Your Gilchrist looks like it's been worked on. There's a bit of grinding at the shoulder, and it's entirely possible that the point was changed (sometimes the little tabbed bit on a big barber's notch like that can get broken off). Definitely rescaled.

    The lack of numbers on the Gilchrist means, most likely, earlier. 1850-'53, I think.
    -Zak Jarvis. Writer. Artist. Bon vivant.

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    Thanks, Zack. I've had that thought in my head about it being reworked. I didn't do anymore than hit it with metal polish. And I knew the scales had been replaced..bummer.
    But she's got a great lil wee bevel, and shaves a treat.
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    Wonderful thread, collection and examples. Thanks V for the starting the thread! Very unique. I hope to have the good fortune of running across a specimen or two someday.

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    I used to have this one. Maybe I still do somewhere...
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    Seems like quite the artistic family. Any relation to the modern day Luthier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeJay View Post
    Seems like quite the artistic family. Any relation to the modern day Luthier?
    Good question!

    A quick look through records suggests that he probably wasn't, at least not directly...

    But daaaaamn those are some gorgeous mandolins!
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    -Zak Jarvis. Writer. Artist. Bon vivant.

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