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    Oh man...there are some great razors in this thread...it makes me want a stub so bad but they are so hard to find...

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    Quote Originally Posted by inoe View Post
    Don't know if this qualifies...

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    William Greaves and sons, original scales were bent and broken so unusable. Replaced with some (probably little later) Sheaf works ones.

    A real pleasure to shave with !

    I have one like that & those are the right scales for it. Those blades are significantly longer than a normal straight razor plus since they're longer they weigh more.
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    I'm not sure if this one counts, but I'd say it is a stub-tail. It dates to between 1816 and 1822. It is my first and only near-wedge and my only one that is nearly 1 inch, at 31/32". Name:  200YearOldW.Greaves&SonsSheffield.jpg
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    Well, looking at it now, I am reminded that it is not a stub-tail, but I think this razor was right after the end of that era. You all can remove it, if you want. It shaves very well; gives me that "rubbery" shave. I love English wedges/near-wedges. They are about the only style of razor (with the exception of maybe a 3/4 hollow) that can handle my dense, wiry beard. I have to prep very well, to get great results. Later.

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    Picked up two new ones. An unknown from Germany. Any info anyone knows would be great. Very short blunt tail. The other is a John Sheppard dip toe, but the tail is a sharp point. Not sure what to make of that. Both need some work to get shaving again.
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    Another for the club. Got this yesterday and honed it up. Now to strop it and wait for the whiskers to grow to give it a test. No idea of the maker. Was a bit of a challenge for me to hone.

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    Here's my latest old razor. W. Greaves & Sons, Cast Steel, circa 1816 - 1830 Sheaf-Works. This morning I put an edge on it and shaved with it. It's a good shaver.

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    Hey rideon66, here's my guess: it's a Nils Grönstrand.

    See here: Bilder | eskilstunaknivar.se (you need to scroll down a little bit)

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    Två rakknivar stämplade med en pipa, tillverkade av Nils Grönstrand som var knivsmed, slipare och mästare i Eskilstuna Fristad. 1801 valdes han till rådman i Eskilstuna. OBS Fristadsstämpeln, krönt E, på övre kniven. Eskilstuna Stadsmuseum. Foto: Torbjörn Eriksson.
    Two razors stamped with a pipe, made by Nils Grönstrand who was a knifesmith, grinder and champion in Eskilstuna Fristad. In 1801 he was elected councilor in Eskilstuna. Note the Fristad stamp, crown E, on the upper knife. Eskilstuna Stadsmuseum. Photo: Torbjörn Eriksson.
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    Here is a William Ryan I rescaled with G10 using the original scales as a template. I think I used black dye to darken the scales a bit. Kept the metal wedge. Brass fasteners since I need practice pinning.
    Blade was sent to Glen (gssixgun) for cleaning and polishing. Probably going to sell it though since I need to thin the herd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inoe View Post
    Hey rideon66, here's my guess: it's a Nils Grönstrand.

    See here: Bilder | eskilstunaknivar.se (you need to scroll down a little bit)

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    Very interesting. It looks like the same blade style almost exactly. I don't see the crown with an E in my second figure next to the pipe though. Maybe it is Swedish though. It could also be mine may just be a bad stamp that can't be read correctly.
    Thanks for the info.

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