Wade & Butcher for barbers use

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Wade & Butcher for barbers use

Postby Umcknifeguy » Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:57 am

Here's my latest snag....it's a little over 1" wide these give an awsome shave just like I've always heard.
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Re: Wade & Butcher for barbers use

Postby Jaredc911 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:06 am

Love it. Buffalo horn scales

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Re: Wade & Butcher for barbers use

Postby Umcknifeguy » Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:27 am

Yes sir nice buffalo horn scales. They are warped out a little...very typical on these heavy blades due to the weight of the spine closing in between the horn. Still a nice razor overall
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Re: Wade & Butcher for barbers use

Postby Owd Wullie » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:59 pm

Kind of fun letting one of those beasts plow through the whiskers ain't it?

I think I'm up to 5 usable that are 8/8 or more. Don't use 'em very often but when I do, I enjoy it. A while back I was trimming above my 'stache with one and it got a bit deep. Narrowed the old 'stache down a bit when I had to trim the other side to match.

Did the same thing two nights ago with a Robeson 5/8 square point that took a stellar edge. That damn thing is amazing. But it's a 5/8 full hollow and I really don't care for the racket those things make. LOL

Yours looks like a nice one. ::tu::
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Re: Wade & Butcher for barbers use

Postby Owd Wullie » Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:01 am

This one is an 8/8 "FOR BARBERS USE". Doesn't say W&B on the tang but I'd bet the farm it came from W&B.
It's a smooth shaving SOB.
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Re: Wade & Butcher for barbers use

Postby Colonel26 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:39 am

Those are some extra nice shavers, both of them! ::tu::
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Re: Wade & Butcher for barbers use

Postby Brian Flowers » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:47 am

Nice score , is the word Germany on the tang , if so , post 1891 , if not , pre 1891 .
i collect straights , some 100 plus or so , i have 6 Wade & Butcher straights , all pre 1891 , have that one .
also known as a " chopper " hence the wide blade , the curve on the end of the blade is a " Barbers Notch "
notch was used very close to the nostril allowing a very close shave under the nose .
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Re: Wade & Butcher for barbers use

Postby Owd Wullie » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:15 am

Brian Flowers wrote:Nice score , is the word Germany on the tang , if so , post 1891 , if not , pre 1891 .
i collect straights , some 100 plus or so , i have 6 Wade & Butcher straights , all pre 1891 , have that one .
also known as a " chopper " hence the wide blade , the curve on the end of the blade is a " Barbers Notch "
notch was used very close to the nostril allowing a very close shave under the nose .
Brian

Wade & Butcher is an old Sheffield house. Guarantee those razors were made before 1891. ;)
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Re: Wade & Butcher for barbers use

Postby cody6268 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:04 am

I wonder how many barbers still use a true straight razor? I know mine uses a semi-true straight razor, in that it's a straight razor handle, but accepts single edge blades. And might I add--my barber is truly the last old barbershop in the area still run by the original founders, well two of them.

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Re: Wade & Butcher for barbers use

Postby Owd Wullie » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:53 pm

cody6268 wrote:I wonder how many barbers still use a true straight razor? I know mine uses a semi-true straight razor, in that it's a straight razor handle, but accepts single edge blades. And might I add--my barber is truly the last old barbershop in the area still run by the original founders, well two of them.


Health laws prohibit using "old straights" on multiple customers. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, men would leave their razor, mug, soap, and brush at their barber's for when they wanted a shave. If you want to be shaved with a real razor, take one of yours and I'm sure they would be delighted to give you a shave.
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