04-14-2014, 09:37 PM
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I recently acquired a Regent Tech off the bay for a very reasonable price considering its rarity. The only problem is that the case looks like it needs to be conditioned, and potentially lightly cleaned. Has anyone here ever worked with the old 1940s gillette leather? Or does anyone have a recommendation for a vendor that would do a case restoration? I would really like to bring the leather back to life and make it nice and supple. The razor itself is already queuing up for a nice 24k replate, though I'm not 100% certain which plating service I will send it off to.

Thanks for any advice.

link to the finished auction:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291124511593

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 04-15-2014, 04:06 PM
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(04-14-2014, 09:37 PM)CartsAreADrag Wrote: I recently acquired a Regent Tech off the bay for a very reasonable price considering its rarity. The only problem is that the case looks like it needs to be conditioned, and potentially lightly cleaned. Has anyone here ever worked with the old 1940s gillette leather? Or does anyone have a recommendation for a vendor that would do a case restoration? I would really like to bring the leather back to life and make it nice and supple. The razor itself is already queuing up for a nice 24k replate, though I'm not 100% certain which plating service I will send it off to.

Thanks for any advice.

link to the finished auction:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291124511593

Plating can be covered by a variety of replaters that are high quality. I left mine as is due to the rarity of this razor.

As to the case. Mine had lived a very rough existence and I simply used some Lexol to maintain and to moisten the finish. A good leather work shop that does shoe, purse and saddle repair might be a really good place to start on a restore of the case.

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 05-03-2014, 05:45 AM
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Well how did it look after you received it?

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