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Thread: Need Help Dating my 8/8 Full Hollow Ground W&B

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    Nice work indeed, I really like the collars !!

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    Looking at the first set of photo's I would say half hollow definitely not full hollow.
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    I agree with you, on the First Pics it looks more half hollow, comparing it with my other Full and Extra Hollows i guess 1/2 to 3/4 Hollow would be a more realistic description of the Blade.

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    Mine has a similar grind but I doubt it has been re ground
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    I doubt too that it was re ground (just like mine).
    I guess there was a Time in Sheffield when many Razors had been regrounded, maybe because of the invention of the Double Wheel Hollow Grinder? Maybe an Expert of the Sheffield History can answer the Question?
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    A lot were taken to the shop after the customer had the razor after it bacame popular and were reground hollow, others were probably old razors they had in back stock that were not selling because heavy wedges were no longer the new thing I'm guessing. Damage could also be fixed by narrowing and regrinding as well I assume. I have also run into Shorty blades where the blade was shortened and repaired and were obviously repaired long ago. More cost efficient back then to have a blade reground vs buying a new hollow ground blade.

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    Here's my Wade and Butcher, 9/8 Chopper, it's all original, notice it has a thumb notch, so it was either a custom order, or some variant. The "story" I was told that usually a custom order may have the name of the customer on it, no name on this, or it may have not been picked up? Either way, the thumb notch is original, it has a smiling blade, and there were no etchings on the blade. Needless to say, it was a nice find, and delivers a supreme shave. It's pre-1891.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisBarberShop View Post
    A lot were taken to the shop after the customer had the razor after it bacame popular and were reground hollow, others were probably old razors they had in back stock that were not selling because heavy wedges were no longer the new thing I'm guessing. Damage could also be fixed by narrowing and regrinding as well I assume. I have also run into Shorty blades where the blade was shortened and repaired and were obviously repaired long ago. More cost efficient back then to have a blade reground vs buying a new hollow ground blade.
    I did not know that...knew many had been reground, but never understood why, now I do, and that makes sense. Thanks!

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