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    Default Super thick and heavy Wade & Butcher

    So my buddy Val over at The Gentleman's Den came through for me again. Just received this monster piece of Sheffield steel. By far the thickest and heaviest razor I have thus far. Its a 13/16 Celebrated Hollow Ground Wade & Butcher with Black Mother of Pearl scales, toxic green kirinite wedge, and custom silver hardware. The pictures do absolutely no justice on how beautiful this razor really is.
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    Beautiful! I didn't even know there was such a thing as black mother of pearl but it all comes together nicely!

    I just picked up that exact W&B blade last week and am working on a restoration project now - time to choose the material for the scales...
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    USAknifemaker has this material with so many great color combinations. I absolutely love it. It looks so much better in person. These pictures are rather disappointing to me.



    Quote Originally Posted by Suavio View Post
    Beautiful! I didn't even know there was such a thing as black mother of pearl but it all comes together nicely!

    I just picked up that exact W&B blade last week and am working on a restoration project now - time to choose the material for the scales...

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    Very nice! Had coffee with Val the other day, he said that was a sweet blade - looks great! Will be a great shave, that blade will have spent some time on his new Escher stone, provides a really nice finish! Let us know how the shave is.

    Congratulations!!!
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    This is my first razor from him since he started using the Escher stone. The edge looks amazing. I look forward to using it tonight. Will definitely keep you guys posted on the results

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    Very nice! Had coffee with Val the other day, he said that was a sweet blade - looks great! Will be a great shave, that blade will have spent some time on his new Escher stone, provides a really nice finish! Let us know how the shave is.

    Congratulations!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dexter90723 View Post
    This is my first razor from him since he started using the Escher stone. The edge looks amazing. I look forward to using it tonight. Will definitely keep you guys posted on the results
    You're in for a treat, I'd forgotton about his Escher and mentioned that the edge on a blade was especially "velvety", and he said yes, it would be the Escher, i could definitely tell the difference.

    Ps. Thanks to JoelL for the excellent term, "velvety".
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    Man, I've never really desired to go to Canada up until recently. I would love to be able to have a cup of coffee with the two of you. All the information I could absorb would be amazing. Any way you guys would consider vacationing here in Los Angeles.




    Quote Originally Posted by Phrank View Post
    You're in for a treat, I'd forgotton about his Escher and mentioned that the edge on a blade was especially "velvety", and he said yes, it would be the Escher, i could definitely tell the difference.

    Ps. Thanks to JoelL for the excellent term, "velvety".

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    The exact same blade... But seriously neglected. She's polishing up nicely now and hopefully the finish will be just as wonderful as yours (although likely not quite as wonderful). Always rewarding to save blades of this calibre!

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    Oh man that blade is gonna clean up real nice. Great piece of history
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    Hey Phrank,

    It shaves amazingly. Had to be very mindful of the pressure i put because the blade is as heavy as it is I found myself having too much pressure on the blade. Caught myself doing it very early in the shave and came out with a great result. Loved it.

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