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    so i honed that lil wedge up and dear lord, im in love with a butcher! it tackled my 3 day beard like it was 5 o'clock shadow I now know the reason W&B is so loved.

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    This thread opened at the first picture in post #578, with just about half an inch of picture showing below the blade, and gave quite an unfortunate impression.

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    The blade is in amazing condition. No active rust just minor staining that I will be attempting to buff off with out damaging the battleship pic. Will have to post a better pic so that it does not look unfortunate

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    One reason for the variety, I think, is that they were made over such a long period of time, with quite a bit of technical development going on. We would see a lot of variety in Ford cars, from the 1920s to the present, but Wade and Butcher were in operation for a lot longer than that.

    This picture is from the early 1860s, showing Sheffield cutlers with both the large stones which were probably the only kind in use for wedge razors, and the smaller ones which came into use for the "modern" hollow grind. One interesting point is just what a number of the latter they had. I think they chose a diameter to suit the width and how much of a longitudinal reinforce they wanted to leave.
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    Now I have two razors I can shave with. Well, one and a half. My regular blade got to experience the fun of 'Zak learns to use the Norton Flattening Stone' and as such, it's edge is ... less than optimal, shall we say?

    Anyway, my new shaver.


    Wade and Butcher - Ready to go by Zak Jarvis, on Flickr

    Wade and Butcher - Hero shot by Zak Jarvis, on Flickr

    Wade and Butcher - Hero Back by Zak Jarvis, on Flickr

    Nothing terribly special other than the shape it was in when I got it.


    Scales Too Small by Zak Jarvis, on Flickr

    The eBay seller said it was his grandfather's. I kept the 'scar' on the toe as a reminder of where it came from.

    I'm starting to feel good about my ability to restore!
    -Zak Jarvis. Writer. Artist. Bon vivant.

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    Here's one I recently picked up.. I'm thinking this will be the one I send out for a full restore and new scales.. just deciding what type of scales and who.



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    Default My 3rd W&B, 1st that I can shave with.

    I fixed it up just enough to shave with, cleaned up the blade and scales. new pins.
    It was a nice shave, no complaints from me.
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    I just got done with my Wade & Butcher restore tonight. I had to sand some bad parts of the brade, polish and re-hone. I also made some custom scales by laser etching the Wade & Butcher logo on some 1/4" Lucite and shaping it. I have an extra set of scales exactly like these if anyone likes them and has something to trade.
    I am glad to finally be in the Butcher club.


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    Beautiful and pleasant razor.

    Alex Ts.

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    5/8 near wedge


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