Picked up this W&B 7/8th wedge today for 25$ I think I did well on the deal?
The front hinge pin was missing but replaced with a brass tact that would be used on old chairs. I took that pin out as well as the spacer pin out to free the blade from the warped scales. I than used a little polish to take some of the tarnish off the blade, tang and tail.
but here is were it gets tricky I would like to get a better finish on the blade and maybe take a little bit of rust off the back side. 1. Do I need to sand the whole blade to make it look even? 2nd on the front it has "Wade & Butcher celebrated fine India steel razor". How likely will that com off? If the razor is not worth much I would like to make it a mirror finish like some of the other W&B restores that I have seen on here.
P.S how old do you think this razor is (it has a (B) >>>>--------+ below the Wade and Butcher Sheffield stamp)?