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    Wade & Butcher is planning to restart production in 2017. Here is the link: https://wadeandbutcher.com

    Hope they are as good as the originals but I don't think they will.

    What are your thoughts on this?

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    Very interesting I wonder who's behind this relaunch of this iconic brand and can they do it justice we wait with bated breath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celticcrusader View Post
    Very interesting I wonder who's behind this relaunch of this iconic brand and can they do it justice we wait with bated breath.
    Wondering the same thing. We have seen a few old Solingen brands resurrected with not so great results. There will be no pool of skilled W&B razor makers for them to draw for the restart. Fingers crossed that they get it right from the start.

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    Signed up for the newsletter - I'll believe it when I see it and when I get one in hand.

    Personally, if this gets off the ground, I'll be suprised if it doesn't end in disaster. If the quality isn't spectacularly high, thus a very premium price, they will fail the brand. High price point then limits customer base - I wish them luck - would be a fantastic brand to see properly resurrected.

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    This will be very interesting. I really want to see what they come up with.

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    Producing a fine custom razor that looks like a Wade & Butcher is certainly possible. But if they stray into production razors ?? Can you imagine the nightmare of flooding the market with a inferior blade with the appearance of a FBU . Hopefully any modern blades will be readily distinguishable from the originals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrank View Post
    Signed up for the newsletter - I'll believe it when I see it and when I get one in hand.

    Personally, if this gets off the ground, I'll be suprised if it doesn't end in disaster. If the quality isn't spectacularly high, thus a very premium price, they will fail the brand. High price point then limits customer base - I wish them luck - would be a fantastic brand to see properly resurrected.
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    Doubtful that a production razor would have horn scales and the box would be modern so those probably would be one way to tell.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wirm View Post
    Producing a fine custom razor that looks like a Wade & Butcher is certainly possible. But if they stray into production razors ?? Can you imagine the nightmare of flooding the market with a inferior blade with the appearance of a FBU . Hopefully any modern blades will be readily distinguishable from the originals.
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    Good thing I am full of old ones.

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