W greaves & sons

Discussion in 'General Straight Razor Talk' started by Rsq, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Rsq

    Rsq

    Why do these command such high prices? What sets them apart from other sheffield razors?
     
  2. Well - I've only had one and it was in fact quite different than a similar W&B I also used to have. For starters it kept an edge better...
    At the end of the day - I suppose six of one, half dozen of the other.. but there seems to be more W&Bs than Greaves for sale so maybe it's more of a supply/demand thing?
     
  3. I haven't noticed that they cost more than other English blades. But I don't really care for Sheffield steel, so I haven't really paid too much attention either.
     
  4. Rsq

    Rsq

    Tey are on the order of 4x the price of a W&B
    But if you search ebay for greaves razor, you never find more than 5-10. Wade & Butcher will yield dozens
     
  5. I have a couple Greaves I really enjoy. They weren't as mass produced as W&Bs so I'd say they're a little more unique but otherwise both are good razors.
     
  6. I have a Greaves from early 19th century. It's truly a wedge. Makes my W&Bs seem like full hollow singers in comparison

    Is it a better shaver? Not really. But it is one heavy blade, thats for sure
     
  7. Here is mine, any Ideas how old it is, online it sounds like 1823-1850, Ive noticed some have a line above and below the manufacturer name but this one does not, any Ideas on the age? $wgreaves&sons.jpg
     
  8. You can sorta date them by matching what is stamped on the tang to the history listed in the Unicledia or whatever it's called.
     

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