Age Range: Circa mid-late 1800s
Manufacturer: Wade & Butcher, Sheffield England
Restoration: Fully restored: The blade was fully and throughly abrasively cleaned, polished, newly made scales were fitted and finally the blade was honed, stropped and sanitized.
Material: Sheffield Crucible Carbon Steel
Width: 3/4" wide from edge to top of spine at the widest point
Grind: Previously a near wedge, previously reground to a full hollow like over 100 years ago
Hone Wear: light
Finishes: Crocus (mirror) finish all over, slight glazed finish to the blade faces
Condition: Very good, some scattered blemishes (patina) remaining in the steel, commensurate with its age
Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed with one layer or tape on the spine, stropped and sanitized, ready to shave immediately
Material: custom poured resin, polished to a high gloss
Pinning: brass beehive pins and washers
Condition: Excellent, glossy & highly polished, the blade is held tightly and centers well between them
About our restoration and honing process
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.