03-19-2013, 07:53 AM
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I went shopping on Sat. and made quite a score. Some really great pieces and this is one of them.
I just finished restoring the scale where one of the tiny loops was cracked off. While I was at it I broke it down and cleaned up the blade. I didn't take to a full polish.
The razor came with the orig. leather pouch which has two flaps that lay over each end and snap in the middle.
Undoing the snap reveals a gold logo on the pouch. The razor can slide in from either end.
Aren't those scales really something?

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 03-19-2013, 08:23 AM
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What an unusual handle! lovely!

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 03-19-2013, 08:52 AM
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The scales very much mimic the style of classical Celtic knot work designs, these designs are very often seen carved on Welsh love spoons, very unusual I've not seen another like them. http://wpic.typepad.com/.a/6a011570aa8d5...970d-800wi
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 03-19-2013, 09:08 AM
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Boy Jamie you brought back memories of my youth. My father carved nearly the identical spoon that was used in a bowl of nuts around the Holidays.
That was over 50 yrs. ago.
But I think you are correct in the inspiration for this. I also think it has either a Deco look or the designs of Alphonse Mucha.

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 03-19-2013, 10:43 AM
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Hi Mark

As Jamie points out, definitely a Celtic knot vibe going on with those scales...

Is it just the photos, or is the blade edge quite long and blade depth shallow (measurement from blade edge to spine)?

Take care, Mike

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 03-19-2013, 10:43 AM
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(03-19-2013, 09:08 AM)mycarver Wrote: Boy Jamie you brought back memories of my youth. My father carved nearly the identical spoon that was used in a bowl of nuts around the Holidays.
That was over 50 yrs. ago.
But I think you are correct in the inspiration for this. I also think it has either a Deco look or the designs of Alphonse Mucha.

Strangely enough I have a very large framed print of Alphonse Mucha in my home, this one very beautiful extremely stylistic work. http://www.bohemia-apartments.com/wp-con...inting.jpg

Jamie

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 03-19-2013, 02:56 PM
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Beautiful print Jamie.
There are some he did where women's hair and it reminded me of this pattern.

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 03-19-2013, 05:34 PM
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I've never seen tang jimping that deep or clean and precise before on a factory razor. I'm sure that cost a pretty penny whenever it was manufactured.

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 03-19-2013, 06:07 PM
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I have seen examples of this jimping on some razors. Especially some CVH blades.
But I do think it wasn't cheap in it's day either. Wasn't too cheap now either.

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 03-20-2013, 07:04 AM
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Wonderful find, congratulations!

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