Brothers William & Samuel Butcher started the company in Sheffield in the 1820s.Not too long after they had a partner named Robert Wade who was the New York based importer of W & S Butcher knifes for the US.Featuring signature touches from our past and materials and processes from the present.
Have since not shaved for almost 2 years, but I do occasionally grab one or two down to fondle for a minute or two.
Did a quick search on razor restoration and I have skill with sharpening a knife, but a complete restoration on the edge of this razor is way beyond my knowledge and I don't have nearly the right stones.
The it was time to sharpen and enjoy a lovely vintage straight.
Always wanted a Wade & Butcher but never managed to snag one.
Definitely going to enlist a professional to sharpen once I do everything else. I rubbed them with steel wool to remove any high spots or rough areas and then oiled liberally.