Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: W greaves & sons

  1. #1
    Rsq

    Default W greaves & sons

    Why do these command such high prices? What sets them apart from other sheffield razors?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    7,499

    Default

    Well - I've only had one and it was in fact quite different than a similar W&B I also used to have. For starters it kept an edge better...
    At the end of the day - I suppose six of one, half dozen of the other.. but there seems to be more W&Bs than Greaves for sale so maybe it's more of a supply/demand thing?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    3,100
    Images
    5

    Default

    I haven't noticed that they cost more than other English blades. But I don't really care for Sheffield steel, so I haven't really paid too much attention either.

  4. #4
    Rsq

    Default

    Tey are on the order of 4x the price of a W&B
    But if you search ebay for greaves razor, you never find more than 5-10. Wade & Butcher will yield dozens

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Illinois, USA
    Posts
    3,027
    Images
    40

    Default

    I have a couple Greaves I really enjoy. They weren't as mass produced as W&Bs so I'd say they're a little more unique but otherwise both are good razors.
    [I]"Find out what it is in life you donít do well, and then donít do that thing.Ē - Most Interesting Man in the World[/I]

    - Kevin

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    4,187
    Images
    5

    Default

    I have a Greaves from early 19th century. It's truly a wedge. Makes my W&Bs seem like full hollow singers in comparison

    Is it a better shaver? Not really. But it is one heavy blade, thats for sure
    -Nick

    STEWARD TO THE SHAVING SOAP FORUM
    Have a question? We are here to help


  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Ventura CA
    Posts
    108

    Default

    Here is mine, any Ideas how old it is, online it sounds like 1823-1850, Ive noticed some have a line above and below the manufacturer name but this one does not, any Ideas on the age? Click image for larger version. 

Name:	wgreaves&sons.jpg 
Views:	58 
Size:	7.3 KB 
ID:	354448

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    7,499

    Default

    You can sorta date them by matching what is stamped on the tang to the history listed in the Unicledia or whatever it's called.

Similar Threads

  1. Greaves & Sons
    By TheEditor in forum Restoration & Razor Making How-To's.....
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-23-2011, 08:50 AM
  2. Greaves & Sons Manufacturer
    By Luc in forum Main
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-22-2011, 03:47 PM
  3. W greaves $ sons 7/8 wedge
    By chess1 in forum Shaving Mall - Buy/Sell/Trade
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-27-2010, 01:32 PM
  4. Greaves & Sons Resto
    By ambrose in forum General Straight Razor Talk
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-27-2009, 03:49 AM
  5. W Greaves & Sons - rework and restoration
    By AaronX in forum General Straight Razor Talk
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 08-12-2008, 04:28 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
By accessing Badger & Blade, you agree to abide by the Terms of Usage. You can find our Privacy Policy here.
Once submitted, any posts, images, or content become the property of Badger & Blade.
Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.