04-08-2013, 08:09 AM
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This razor came from Kosovo. It was spotted in a store and when the guy went back to pick it up two weeks later there was a full blown riot in the street. Ignoring the riot police and getting tear gassed he got the razor!
Then he had problems getting it past customs. With some clever foot work he was able to ship it to me.
It was a bit rough around the edges but for as determined as he was getting it , I was determined to restore it.
The hole on the backside was a concern but for the most part it cleaned up nicely. Reused the original wedge and made up some streaked horn scales with triple stack washers.

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 04-08-2013, 08:16 AM
  • Johnny
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Wow! What a transformation. He should really be pleased with that.

Superb work as usual.

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 04-08-2013, 02:43 PM
  • ben74
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You are a magician! Amazing restoration!

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 04-09-2013, 01:32 PM
  • mikeperry
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  • St Louis via the UK
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Hi Mark

Beautiful work on the blade restoration Thumbsup

What size is the blade, it looks to be on the larger size?

A quick search on the web seems to indicate "GB" might mean George Brittain, are you able to confirm this to be correct or not?

Is that an Iron Cross stamped above the "GB"?

Love the smokey look of the streaked horn scales.

Take care, Mike

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 04-09-2013, 02:37 PM
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Wow! That turned out really nice.
And, I like the fact that you appreciated his efforts and made sure they were not in vane.


Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T

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 04-11-2013, 04:10 AM
  • jshnks
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Well I can see why he walked through a riot to get it. Fantastic! I really dig' the anchor.

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 04-11-2013, 04:58 AM
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Stunning !

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 04-11-2013, 09:27 AM
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The blade is a 7/8. I do think it 's George Brittain. The cross appears to be the same type used on W&Bs.

And yes, for what he went through to get this piece, my end was a cake walk!

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