04-07-2012, 07:01 AM
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  • Leon
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  • Porto, Portugal
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My Charlex 70 is finished.
This brand was made by Charles Hake in the 1920's in 45, rue de la Rivière, Brussels, Belgium. I had fun resurrecting this razor. I've drawn both logos and had them engraved by laser. I've also made a 3-pin handle in horn which is always fun . The final result is very pleasant. "Mission accomplished" is what comes to mind.
Restore album here.

Here's the original condition, lots of staining, some oxidation and decades of oblivion.
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Here's the blade half way through the buffing process.
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The blade is ready.
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Here's the setup.
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Blade and handle after a trip to the laser engraving shop. For the blade, the standard "Charlex" etching with flowers and "Qualité Supérieure" saying. For the handle, I used a Charlex logo that sometimes appeared on the shank of the razors.
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Here's the final result. I did a 3 pin handle and painted white the logo on the handle.
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Another shot. It's a 7/8'' if you're wondering. The blade is shorter than usual.
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And the other side.
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A good closeup shot.
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 04-07-2012, 04:47 PM
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  • Sully
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That's a nice looking restore Leon. How does she shave?

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 04-07-2012, 06:40 PM
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Very well done, Leon! Looks great!

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 04-07-2012, 09:58 PM
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Very nice Leon, I like the look of that razor.

Jamie.

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 04-08-2012, 09:55 AM
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  • Howler
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  • Fort Smith AR
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Great job on restoring. Nice looking straight razor.

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 04-09-2012, 02:31 AM
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Wow! Great job on that restore! Looks great!

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 04-09-2012, 02:47 AM
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  • Leon
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Thanks

(04-07-2012, 04:47 PM)Sully Wrote: That's a nice looking restore Leon. How does she shave?

Smoothly. Wink

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