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    Here's the one I have. Needs restoration. Tang reads "Manufactured by W. Greaves & Son(s) Sheaf Works." Best I can tell, the blade is etched with "I Stand A No 1."
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    Here are three that I just picked up. The one with the frost/etch says "Cast Steel"
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    Here is my one and only W.Greaves & Sons






    I expect it to arrive in about 10 days.. I can't wait
    If the books are anything to go by, it should be from somewhere between 1780 and 1816. I'd say it's closer to 1816 than 1780..
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    Beautiful Greaves, nice shavers, smooth steel

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterA View Post
    Here is my one and only W.Greaves & Sons






    I expect it to arrive in about 10 days.. I can't wait
    If the books are anything to go by, it should be from somewhere between 1780 and 1816. I'd say it's closer to 1816 than 1780..
    i thought that one looked familiar i was going to bid on it but got home to late, congrats should be a nice shaver
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    Quote Originally Posted by nessmuck View Post
    i thought that one looked familiar i was going to bid on it but got home to late, congrats should be a nice shaver
    Thanks.. I actually had to wake up 0320 in the morning to get this one. But it was most definitely worth it. I have been yawning all day at work, but the yawns have all had a little smile in them

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    If the books are anything to go by, it should be from somewhere between 1780 and 1816. I'd say it's closer to 1816 than 1780..
    I should correct this. I did some more checking and it should be somewhere between 1816 and 1826..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterA View Post
    I should correct this. I did some more checking and it should be somewhere between 1816 and 1826..
    this seems closer to the truth just judging by the look of the razor
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    I remember seeing that one, but I held off. That seller overexposes his photos to hide shallow pitting and staining. I also think the blade was probably reground, given that the stamp appears to be ground off (though I could well be wrong about that).

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    Quote Originally Posted by holli4pirating View Post
    I also think the blade was probably reground, given that the stamp appears to be ground off (though I could well be wrong about that).
    I considered that as well, but they do have other razors from the same time period with the same design* so I don't think it is reground. I think it might be the restoration work that has polished off some of the stamp..

    * Like this one from a post on SRP earlier this month..
    Wm. Greaves and Sons - For Barbers Use - 8/8 Faux Frameback


    A lot of the Faux framebacks looks the same.. Like this one you sold a while back from Wade & butcher..



    And because of the design I think it is difficult to not sand off some of the stamp.. This is another very nice restoration also from the SRP forums:


    I might be wrong of course but if the razor I bought is reground, then it is a hell of a good job..
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