What do I have?

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Byrd
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What do I have?

Postby Byrd » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:44 pm

A friend was working an estate sale and these razors didn't sell so he gave them to me. I know nothing about razors so your input would be appreciated!

The black one is marked Manufactured by Wade and Butch F.F. Sheffield. The Butch might not be right as the stamp is faint. It's handle appears to be horn.

The yellow one is etched The Electric Cutler Newark. It's handle has carvings of some kind of animals and trees. I don't know what the handle is. Could it be ivory?
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Re: What do I have?

Postby treefarmer » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:13 pm

Byrd, the name is Wade and Butcher and sometimes they are pricey. There are some fellers on the forum that know all about straight razors, hopefully one will come by and enlighten you. :)
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Re: What do I have?

Postby Byrd » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:19 pm

I could see that since you mentioned the name. Butcher has the e & r a bit worn so it looks like an f f.
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Re: What do I have?

Postby Gunsil » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:45 pm

I like the Electric one, is it for sale?? Most of these handles are celluloid or "french ivory", I don't think anybody can tell by your photos whether it is real ivory or celluloid. Could we see a photo of the front of the Electric?

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Re: What do I have?

Postby Colonel26 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:30 am

Very nice old razors. They ought to clean right up and shave well.
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Re: What do I have?

Postby Byrd » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:57 am

Here's a pic of the front of the Electric Cutler. On the tang is a faint etch of the word Nordic.
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Re: What do I have?

Postby knife7knut » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:24 pm

Would need a real good closeup of the handle but it looks to me like it is celluloid made to look like bone Nice razors though.
The W&B looks like the handle is either black composition or gutta percha.
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Re: What do I have?

Postby Byrd » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:31 pm

Here are a couple more pics of the Electric. Perhaps that'll help identify the material the handle is made from?
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