Wade & Butcher 7/8 Wide Blade - Fully Restored "Fine India Steel" Custom Horn Scaled Sheffield Straight Razor - Shave Ready
Manufacturer: Wade & Butcher, Sheffield England
Age Range: Circa mid-late1800s
Restoration: Fully restored: The blade was lightly reground on an 8" wheel, fully polished and cleaned, fitted with custom scales, repinned and honed to shaving sharpness (all in-house by GSG founder Matt W.)
Material: Sheffield Crucible Steel (carbon steel)
Width: 7/8" wide from edge to top of spine at the widest point
Grind: In between a full hollow and near wedge
Hone Wear: None at all, careful regrinding has left the blade with no hone wear and a thin, even bevel at the edge
Finishes: Crocus (mirror) finish on blade faces, glazed (satin) finish on the tang, as original, faint but rare etch with fancy decoration and "Fine India Steel"
Condition: Just beautiful, only some scattered minor blemishes (patina) remaining in the steel, commensurate with its age
Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed and stropped and sanitized, fully ready to shave
Material: Gorgeous translucent blonde horn, bone wedge
Condition: Glossy, highly polished, the blade centers well between them and is balanced well
Each one of our restored razors is brought back to life with a passion and attention to detail like it would be an addition to our own collection or user rotation. Many years of restoration experience and hundreds of restored razors sold around the world have refined our processes, but each razor is still given the time and individual attention it needs. Our vintage razors undergo dozens of steps involving blade unpinning (where necessarily) metal grinding/sanding with a range of different diameter and hardness wheels with various grits of abrasive and polishes. Scales are straightened and repaired when necessary, wet sanded and polishing. After the razor’s cosmetic and functional repairs are completed, a multistep honing process using a range of synthetic and natural sharpening stones is used to bring each razor back to keen and comfortable shaving sharpness. Finally stropping is performed on one of our cordovan leather strops and the blade is sanitized in Barbicide hospital-grade disinfectant. If for any reason you are not satisfied with our restored razors, please contact us to discuss return options. Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal.
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