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    Quote Originally Posted by Geezer View Post
    Frankly, I like the shape and heft of those old beauties! Were I to make razor, doubtful at my age, those of that period,are the ones that I would copy. They shave a treat, and yes, they don't have a heel to work the lip area, but with no beard, I can fully enjoy a shave with them.
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    Good point on the heal Richard. I hadn't thought about that. Some day I find an oldie like these. Then the hard part will be to leave some patina and spots. It's just right that they dont look shinny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geezer View Post
    Frankly, I like the shape and heft of those old beauties! Were I to make razor, doubtful at my age, those of that period,are the ones that I would copy. They shave a treat, and yes, they don't have a heel to work the lip area, but with no beard, I can fully enjoy a shave with them.
    ~Richard
    I'm interested, what method are you using to get the heel into your mustache area? Or am I assuming the wrong lip?

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    After waving my hands around my face for a couple minutes while sitting in my chair, I remembered that I have a 'stash and a short upper lip. The question is a valid one though. I did trim above the stash for a change a couple times. When trimming the ends, any blade toe will do.
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    William Greaves and sons, original scales were bent and broken so unusable. Replaced with some (probably little later) Sheaf works ones.

    A real pleasure to shave with !
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    Quote Originally Posted by inoe View Post
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    William Greaves and sons, original scales were bent and broken so unusable. Replaced with some (probably little later) Sheaf works ones.

    A real pleasure to shave with !
    I have the exact same blade but mine is a Wade & Butcher. Certainly of the period. Gladly trade you a stubtail for that beauty. Best there is IMHO. Austin
    Last edited by ajkenne; 04-03-2017 at 05:15 PM.
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    Doing a little Easter Egg hunting at the antiques market today and I found this Greaves stub tail. It's seen a few hones over the years and has some rust going in places, the bone scales are intact and the price was basically negligible. Pretty cool!
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    Awesome score Tuzi, can not wait to see it all honed up and ready, you will do it justice for sure.
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    Wow nice Easter gift. Greaves one of my favorites. What date range are you thinking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hacker7 View Post
    Wow nice Easter gift. Greaves one of my favorites. What date range are you thinking?

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    I'm looking at the shape of the blade, the tail, the style of the scales, and especially the tang stamp being just "Greaves". Maybe 1810 - 1830 is a good place to start guessing? If anyone has some info that'd be great!
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    Greaves became Greaves and sons in 1816.

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