12-23-2013, 07:19 PM
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  • geezer
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  • Menomonie, Western WI
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I received this prototype Ralf Aust 6/8ths without scales. At my age, I only do my own razors and some close friends' pride and joys.
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In this case the straight shape of the tang and the resulting high pivot hole made wider scales than usual necessary to protect the heel of the razor
A fun project for sure and a fine shaving razor in the event! Now I need to improve my camera skills!
~Richard
Now if I could only find some honey horn for a couple other projects

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 12-23-2013, 08:15 PM
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  • Hanzo
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Nicely done. Smile

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 12-23-2013, 08:44 PM
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That is a beauty, Richard! Smile

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 12-23-2013, 10:06 PM
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Nicely done Richard!
Are they washerless pins?
And it looks to be a quite hefty blade. Guessing 7/8 or so?

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 12-24-2013, 01:21 AM
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Looks very classy.
Its about time MOP make a comeback as scales material.
Too much honey horn lately...

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 12-24-2013, 04:21 AM
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Nice work Richard!

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 12-24-2013, 06:40 AM
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  • Macko
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Aust's are very good razors, they hold an edge beautifully, certainly deserving of upgraded scales.

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 12-24-2013, 07:40 AM
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Fine rescale Richard, very well done.

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 12-24-2013, 09:01 AM
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  • geezer
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(12-23-2013, 10:06 PM)mycarver Wrote: Nicely done Richard!
Are they washerless pins?
And it looks to be a quite hefty blade. Guessing 7/8 or so?
The washers are the new washers from Dovo etc. I do not use the washer pins they supply. A friend gave me a supply a couple years back. I use either brass or nickle silver for my pins. I have used brass "escutcheon pins"/ and modified brass brads of the correct diameter. Usually I use simple washers from the usual sources, or make larger domed washers for the older Sheffield's.
The blade was a prototype and is a bit hefty and bulky as a 6/8ths or measured the way we do almost 7/8ths. The tang is much straighter and thicker than the new production.
Thanks for the questions!
~Richard
Merry Christmas to all!

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 12-25-2013, 06:15 AM
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  • MikekiM
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Nice work.. it has a royal, majestic look to it.

Like you, I would to find a goo (reliable) source for honey & blonde horn..

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