Bought a Wade and Butcher off E-bay last month on a whim as the price was right, $12, and didn't look half bad in photos. That and the reputation of Wade and Butcher and Sheffield steel( Of which I now have a bunch, 2 Bengalls and 2 Wade and Butchers thank you B+B and SRP for fueling my addiction).
But back to the E-bay razor, finally got around to applying some Maas and elbow grease to it this and now I really wish I took some before pics. Had dark oxidized areas all over it, and a large dark spot right on the edge, where I questioned someone ruined the temper by trying to sharpen on a grinder or belt. But when all was said and done turned out great .
Now I'm looking for some rec's on where to go with the next step. It definitely needs to be honed but I'm also thinking of new scales, maybe wood, as current one's though intact don't center correctly and have a slight bulge. So I'm not only looking for rec's on where I should go aesthetically but on who to go with to get it to the next step. Ken Rup comes to mind immediately as he seems to have a good rep and was great to deal with when I bought a strop from him. Am wide open to suggestions though.
Here's some pics of the $12 razor.