so, its my day off, i decided to take a little train ride to historic folsom.
last time i hit the antique stores here, i had not yet gotten into wet shaving, let alone shaving with a straight.
the day after Christmas, i had found a wade & butcher, in box, tarnished, no rust for 45 dollars, and i regreted not grabbing it.
second store i go into has a ratty looking razor box. coffin shaped.
says "english razor, $19.oo"
i ask to look at it.
there it is, in all its rusty, bug eaten handle glory, smiling at me.
a barber notched, 7/8 smiling wedge, wade & butcher.
the handles are nearly clear, bug eaten so i am guessing horn. and it has a metal spacer wedge.
blade had heavy looking rust, but a little water, a twig, and some work it is only slightly pitted, and far from the edge.
there is no real hone wear, and 99.9% of the pitting will come out without wearing off the manufacture stamping.
pics when i get home, im on my phone, on the light rail train.