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    Model: FBU
    Size: 15/16
    Point: barber's notch
    Blade: sheffield, quarter hollow
    Tape: one layer Box: original

    Vendor Description

    Manufacturer: Wade & Butcher, Sheffield England

    • Age Range: circa mid-late 1800s
    • Restoration: Fully restored: The blade was fully re-ground to remove corrosion and hone wear, fully polished, fitted with the restored original scales, repinned and honed to a superior shave ready state

    Blade

    • Material: Sheffield Crucible Steel (carbon steel)
    • Width: 15/16" wide from edge to top of spine at the widest point
    • Grind: Quarter Hollow
    • Hone Wear: None at all, careful regrinding has left the blade with no hone wear and a thin, even bevel at the edge 
    • Tip: Barbers Notch
    • Finishes: Crocus (mirror) finish all over
    • 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

    Scales

    • Material: Original black horn with lead spacer wedge, polished to a high gloss and fitted with brass hardware
    • Pinning: Brass beehive style pins and washers, only the pivot pin and washers have been replaced
    • Condition: Gorgeous, great especially for their age, the blade centers well between them and is balanced well

    An original Wade & Butcher box is included as shown

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    Condition: hair moistened, tip out/root in

    HHT-0 - shave: The hair can be shaved immediately at the holding point. This is strictly spoken not a true HHT, but it does tell us that the edge is capable of shaving. [all other attempts must be made at least half an inch from the holding point]

    HHT-1 - violin : The hair doesn't cut, but it "plays violin" with the edge. This is due to the shingles catching the edge, but it's not sharp enough to penetrate. On a full hollow razor, a faint ringing sound can be heard. On all razors it can be felt with the fingertips that hold the hair.

    HHT-2 - split: When it is dragged across the edge, the edge catches the hair and splits it lengthwise.

    HHT-3 - catch&pop: When it is dragged across the edge a bit, the edge catches the hair and pops it. The severed part will jump away.

    HHT-4 - pop: The hair is popped immediately when it touches the edge. It still jumps away.

    HHT-5 - silent slicer: The hair falls silently as soon as it touches the edge.

    source: http://coticule.be/hanging-hair-test.html

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