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#1055 Vintage Straight Razor - Wade & Butcher Celebrated for Barber's Use 9/8"+

We currently have 1 in stock.
Manufacturer Wade & Butcher
Country of Manufacture England (Sheffield)
Cross Side Marking

Manufactured By Wade & Butcher Sheffield

Pile Side Marking N/A
Printing/Etch on Blade The Celebrated Hollow Ground Razor For Barber's Use
Est. Mfg Date 1870-1890
Blade Width Over 9/8"  (1.145")
Blade Grind Quarter Hollow
Point Barber's notch
Blade Condition Heavy pitting on spine; one large spot on pile side face of blade. The important areas, however, (etch + edge) are all clean and free of any pitting or rust.  It would be easy to restore the spots up near the spine and end up with an absolutely gorgeous example of a >9/8 FBU.
Tang Condition Spot on spine of tang and one on reverse side.  Etch area is in good shape, however with only minor scattered light pitting.
Scale Material Horn, lead wedge
Scale Inlay N/A
Scale Condition Original scales are in serviceable condition with no major cracks or chips.


1.  Maggard Vintage Vault razors are sold AS-IS.  What you see is what you get.  Some razors may need extensive work to become usable again.

2.  All razors in the vault should be capable of being restored and used again.  This means no cracks in the blades.  Small (repairable) chips may be present but this will be fully disclosed in the descriptions and photos.  Scales may have irreparable damage, however.  Read descriptions fully and look at photos carefully before purchasing.

3.  Brad will generally *not* be available to perform honing or restoration services on the razors purchased here.  You can reach out to see what kind of workload we have; but, the answer will not always be yes.  If we are able to perform work, it will be at an acceptable market rate (min $50/hr) given our expertise in this field.

4.  Pricing may be above market value for their condition.  This is because we're offering such a massive selection; we know that if you're looking for a SPECIFIC razor it may be the only place you will ever find it.  It also ensures that we make a little bit of money on our inventory - which we have tens of thousands of dollars invested in over the years.

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  • Maggard Razors will make every effort to ship out orders on the same day placed before 12pm EST Monday-Friday. On Saturday, most parcels should ship if placed before 10am EST - otherwise it will ship the following Monday.  Orders will be shipped in the order in which they are received. If it is an unusually busy day your order may be delayed no more than 1 business day. 

  • Unused items (except samples) may be returned within 10 days for a full refund or store credit. For orders that qualified for free or reduced shipping, if a return causes the resulting total order size to be under the free shipping threshold (currently $59.00), the actual cost of shipping we paid will be reduced from your refund. Used products may not be returned, and all sales are final on Samples.