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    Default Help with info on a Wade & Butcher.

    Can any of you tell me anything about this blade based upon these markings? I LOVE this thing, but know nothing about it.

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    Because it doesn't have 'England' stamped on the tang, along with Sheffield, it was made prior to 1881 ........ or maybe it was 1889. There was a treaty signed requiring country of origin be stamped on cutlery, and other products in that year. Probably 1870-80s. Zak, Martin, Manah, or Science Guy could probably tell you more.
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    IIRC, the treaty was signed in 1891. I believe it was done in Madrid.
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    funny but it looks like it says England to me.
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    Yes, this is likely late 1890s to early 1900s due to the presence of 'England'. The scales look like vulcanite from the picture.

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    That one is a superb shaver, the extra-hollow makes for a noisy shave LOL...I have one without the England stamp on it and it leaves the neck area very, very smooth.

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