I purchase this beat up Wade & Butcher Sheffield England straight razor on ebay for 2 dollars.
The scales were cracked , pins were very loose, blade with a big chipout of it.
Took it apart and clean and buffed the blade, then started the chip removal pro cess on a diamond stone
once the chip was out, the blade got honing on a 4k, then 8k, then a barbers hone to polished the edge,
the stropped on a leather loaded with chromiun oxide .5 micron. Made new ebony scales , new pins,
then strop on my regular leather strop and passed the hanging hair test easily, lathered up and the real test is to
shave and its a keeper nice smooth shave!!!!!!! This razor in this condition will last decades with just light honing,
and lots of stropping!!! Such a great feeling to shave your face with a century old straight razor and the results,
you face feels so fresh like a baby bottom!!!
-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison