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    Here are all my razor's so far. The one on the far left is one I have started cleaning up.
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    Hey thats a Nice collection, The middle one looks like a Wade & butcher, A really Nice Wade & Butcher I would leave the Patina on that one, Ty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Addison View Post
    Hey thats a Nice collection, The middle one looks like a Wade & butcher, A really Nice Wade & Butcher I would leave the Patina on that one, Ty
    It is a wade and butcher. But sadly the scale is broken on the back side.

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    Oh Thats an easy fix, There are several on here that you can send it to to fix the scales, Start with "outback" he,ll send ya in the right direction, Ty

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    Hey you posted a Pic of one with scales that said The Old English Razor If you put New Ones On That See If These Scales Will Fit The Wade, Just a Thought, Ty

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    That late 1700's looks like it it just needs new scales and a thorough cleaning. I would not spend a lot of time on that one. 1700's scales are kind of distinct in there shape, in that they are not curved. There are quite a few examples of them around here. There is also a ton of information on cleaning, restoring, scale making and everything in between in the workshop, especially the master sticky. There are also a few work in progress threads like "what are you working on" that should be fun to jump into.
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    Looks like english to me, with the typical form of the 1790 - 1800 era.

    Quite well preserved, with the fitting scales it will look very nice !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoover2014 View Post
    I recently picked this razor up with a wade and butcher. I assumed it was dated around 1800's judging by how the tang was and the way the blade edge is, but that's all I knew and or could find out about it so far.
    Quite a find!

    Definitely one of the less-known early manufacturers.

    Nicholas Brammall was listed in the 1787 Gales & Martin directory as working in White Croft. His mark was CALVIN (as it appears on your razor).

    Brammall was a great big huge plate of ancestral spaghetti in the late 1700's. There were Brammalls hither and yon, so sorting out who came after him is no mean feat.

    What I can tell you is that he'd only been working on his own for three years when Gales & Martin published their directory that included him. Nicholas was apprenticed to his father, John, for the standard 7 years. His father, who worked in nearby Storrs, used the mark JOPPA and was still working.

    Nicholas does not appear in any other directories, and it's unclear if anyone succeeded him. Since his family came from Storrs, the usual Sheffield sources are of limited use. I can't find any burial or baptismal records for him, probably because it was all dealt with in a Parish that isn't in the archives I use.

    To summarize: the razor was manufactured by Nicholas Brammall, who advertised in Gales & Martin's 1787 directory of Sheffield and then never again. He came from Storrs, a north western suburb of Sheffield just outside the Peak district.

    It's likely date of manufacture is quite narrow -- from 1784 -1800.

    As others have said, the scales are from a razor 50-80 years younger. It is in very good condition for a razor of it's age and type.
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    Thank you for all the help full information! So it was worth buy!!

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    Quite the find indeed! unusual if I may say so, we have seen many razor with "Acier Fondu" made by English makers, but very unusual to have the "veritable" that is quite common amongst French makers.

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