Primitive bone Wade & Butcher

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Gunstock Jack
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Primitive bone Wade & Butcher

Post by Gunstock Jack » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:07 pm

Ever' once't and a while, a guy gets lucky! I bought this Wade & Butcher wedge razor off'n feebay for a song and a half. The photos were crummy and I took a chance. Had the guy taken decent photos, he could have doubled his money.

The thin bone handles look to have been around a long time and have developed some nice color. They were pretty dried out, but a generous coat of mineral oil left overnite made 'em glossy and purty agin! The blade is just as it came to me with only a light cleaning. It doesn't appear to have been honed more than a couple times. I'll be puttin' a fresh edge on him and report on the shave in a later post.
Anybody know about when this razor was made? :D

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Re: Primitive bone Wade & Butcher

Post by Owd Wullie » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:28 am


Probably 1870's to 1890's.

Good catch!
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Brian Flowers
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Re: Primitive bone Wade & Butcher

Post by Brian Flowers » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:24 am

Nice W & B . yes , pre 1891 , why , the word Germany is not on the tang . bone ? , take a close look at the pins , from the pics they dont appear
to be the same , could have been rescaled , pre 1891 W & Bs used mostly Buffalo horn , i collect straights , some 100 plus or so . several W & Bs
in the collection , all have buffalo scales . research , research , research pays off . especially in the collecting area .
hope this helps

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