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Wade & Butcher back in business

Postby brothers » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:19 pm

https://www.wadeandbutcher.com/

They say they will start taking advance order sometime in 2017. They're posting and fielding questions on Facebook.
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Re: Wade & Butcher back in business

Postby fallingwickets » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:58 am

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Re: Wade & Butcher back in business

Postby brothers » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:43 am

Clive, why call BS? Did you follow the FB link and read the comments?
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Re: Wade & Butcher back in business

Postby cjc15153 » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:13 pm

My initial reaction was B.S. as well. My suspicion is that a bunch of investors wanted to get into the straight razor market, looked for a tweedy, upmarket name, and bought the rights to use "Wade & Butcher." Maybe they will use the old designs, or the old foundry (though [url="http://www.companiesintheuk.co.uk/ltd/bdproperties(sheffield)limited"]this page[/url] indicates the capital of the parent company was only £50,000 in 2009...).

I don't doubt that you will be able to buy a new Wade & Butcher in the near future, but I'm not sure you'll be able to buy a new Wade & Butcher.
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Re: Wade & Butcher back in business

Postby brothers » Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:39 pm

Of course I already knew some investors bought the rights to the corporate name and plan to sell new razors. This doesn't mean it's a lie or a fraud. What if Fiat for example buys the corporate assets including the name to Chrysler? Oh, that already happened. That's all it could be. I doubt the old men Wade and Butcher rose from their final resting places to start making razors again, or that they went and found the old brick building with the rusty hulks of the foundry equipment and hope to start back up where they left off 50 or so years ago. :D :D :D You guys crack me up! :) Nope, it's a couple of smart businessmen going to make and hopefully sell some new razors under the old name. This is not BS this is business in the 21st century. :D
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Re: Wade & Butcher back in business

Postby fallingwickets » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:42 am

so the bs for me is marketing an item that isnt even off the drawing table. just sayin'

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Re: Wade & Butcher back in business

Postby brothers » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:07 am

Believe it when I see it, and more importantly, when and if we start seeing some objective reviews from the intrepid first customers. That'll probably be at least a year from now, or longer . . .
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Re: Wade & Butcher back in business

Postby Squire » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:27 am

Buying the rights to an old name and already they're claiming a 200 year old history. We'll see . . .
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