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    Default Wade & Butcher 4/8 wedge?

    OK, so I purchased this Wade & Butcher from a local antique store and am trying to figure out any info on it I can. It looks like a barbers notch 4/8 wedge blade, but I'm not sure. I compared it to a nice 4/8 Wade & Butcher Extra Hollow Ground I have and spine measures same width and blade is same 4/8 but????Name:  IMG_5880.jpg
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    looks like probably a 5/8 WB with bad hone wear all the way down to 4/8. you can tell by the marks along the top of the spine and short uneven "nub" below the barbers notch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llalm View Post
    looks like probably a 5/8 WB with bad hone wear all the way down to 4/8. you can tell by the marks along the top of the spine and short uneven "nub" below the barbers notch.
    That's a nice wedge but I doubt it was a 5/8 or if all that meat (1/8") was removed from it, it would have had to have been much thicker at the spine also.
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    See, that's what got me thinking about it was the thickness of the spine and if it had "hone death" the spine would be a LOT thinner than it is. In the pic of the 2 razors together, the other one is a W&B extra hollow ground 4/8 and the older one's blade is almost the same size as the newer one and the spine is almost the same width.

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    Here is my first wedge - a W&B 4/8th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havachat45 View Post
    Here is my first wedge - a W&B 4/8th.

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    Nice razor. The bevel is a little wide but sometimes you can't avoid that unless more layers of tape are used but I would leave it alone for now, especially if it shaves good!
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    It was a bugger to hone...hehehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Havachat45 View Post
    It was a bugger to hone...hehehe
    I understand!!!!!!
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