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    Sweathog
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    hello all,

    A friend of mine picked up this W&B for me at a local flea market. After some tarnish removal I noticed a pretty neat etch. It's very light and unfortunately obscured by some pitting. Just curious if someone has seen this particular one in better shape and can possibly shed some light on what exactly the etch is. I can fainty make out a cherub on the bottom right, other than that i have no idea.
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    Hi

    That's an awesome W&B that you picked up, loving the worked back. If you look at the W&B in my avatar, it is similar.

    Mine never had an etch as far as I know, but Joseph Rodgers, Joseph Elliot and John Barber blades I have seen have had the same worked back and the etching of a large bird, possibly an eagle. I'd bet yours was that too.

    Here's a better shot of the blade in my avatar. Yours has a third 'scallop,' whereas mine only has 2.
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    Here is a pic with the etching somewhat intact.
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    Thanks. I was More than excited to get it. It does look very similar to the American Razor models pictured here (both beautiful by the way.)
    It's a shame the staining and pitting are so unsightly. Once they're gone, so is that pretty mystery etch.

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    I'd have it restored to a mirror finish. It will be more than worth it!

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