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    Geezer had some bare blades at our last meet and I picked this one because of the marks. [Thanks Geezer!]

    This got me going on +EBRO+ and Alfred WI..... I am thinking Williams.

    I found some spread out info like here. Wostenholm Brothers ??

    But thought it would be fun to get it in one place.

    This is the one I have.

    The markings.

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    The blade.

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    It is a microtome, or a very poor grind...

    This is a bad picture but I think it shows the profile

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    *EBRO* was a trademark used by Joseph Wostenholm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bouschie View Post
    *EBRO* was a trademark used by Joseph Wostenholm.
    And a few others.....
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    Seems like EBRO has another meaning?
    I had only seen it on Jos Wostenholms.

    You think it was reground or possibly had a faux spine?
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    This is a qoute from Neil Miller.

    "Joseph Wostenholm and Sons were a legit company - they were at the Perseverance Works in Sheffield in 1892 - with the Ebro trademark - according to Eileen Woodheads makers marks book.

    Ebro was the brand-name of Adolph Kastor (sometimes spelled with a "C") - from the late 1900s at least, so he probably bought the mark from JW & Sons. Alfred Williams (c1890 - 1920) also used the Ebro mark.

    George Butcher, along with his son James and James's sons Samuel and William became the business partners in Sheffield, William becoming Master Cutler in 1845. Trade in America was run by business partner Robert Wade - the firm was, of course, Wade & Butcher. After the Civil War trade drastically declined, and both Samuel and William were dead by 1870. However, the works in Arundel Street, Sheffield continued as "W. & S. Butcher" with Charles Fosbury Butcher, Sigmund Kastor and Alfred Williams at the helm. Which neatly brings us back to Kastor and Williams, mentioned above. So Kastor and Williams had a solid background behind them!

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    I think what I have is not faked. Maybe arguably stolen...

    I don't know for sure and find random spread around thoughts and thought it would be better to try to figure it out in one place
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    Seems the latter half of Neil's quote was about Wade and Butcher.
    The meaning of EBRO seems an enigma?

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    Yes an enigma.

    A person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand.

    This is about pocket knives but it claims that +EBRO+ was also made by Camillus.

    https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com...ic.php?t=48850
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    Seems they are initials. 'English Blade Right On'!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    Seems they are initials. 'English Blade Right On'!
    Or I have seen mention of the EBRO River!
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