05-04-2014, 06:01 AM
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This Henckels 78 cooperated nicely.
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So this cant really be called a restoration. It really was quite a sound razor. Aligned perfectly and tight in the scales. The scales still have a couple deeper scratches and they actually look shinier in the pics than they really are. As I began cleaning them up to see what I was looking at they took on almost a semi gloss look to them. It was rather appealing and had almost a utilitarian look to it.I liked the look very much so rather than go all out and get a mirror finish I decided to leave them. Im glad I did, it suits the razor and my tastes well.
I had hoped I might get away with what I call my "get lucky hone", 30 laps 5000/ 35 laps 8000/ 40 laps 12000 / strop w/ grn com./ plain strop, but it soon became apparent for this to be done right the bevel will need to be reset. I have yet to do that. Im looking forward to honing it properly and shaving with it. Hopefully next weekend I will get to shave with it.

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 05-04-2014, 06:44 PM
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That came out just fine!
Too much like fun isn't it?

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 05-04-2014, 06:48 PM
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Nicely done, Jim.

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 05-04-2014, 06:52 PM
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(05-04-2014, 06:44 PM)mycarver Wrote: That came out just fine!
Too much like fun isn't it?

Thank You!
It sure isnt like work! lol
It pales to the things you do, but this one really didn't need much to suit me. It was very sound to start and something about the no frills utilitarian look it took on as it progressed that is appealing to me. I cant wait to hone it and shave with it!

(05-04-2014, 06:48 PM)Agravic Wrote: Nicely done, Jim.

Thank You Ravi!

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 05-06-2014, 07:55 PM
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Great job, I'm a big Henckels fan

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 05-06-2014, 08:09 PM
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(05-06-2014, 07:55 PM)Triad Wrote: Great job, I'm a big Henckels fan

Thank You very much! I have a Friodor having a frown removed from the blade and being polished up at them moment as well that I am very excited to get back. It was just simply too nice and beyond my comfort zone to take on myself. It is in the very best of hands however and as I said - super excited. This one is actually now shave ready and I will be using it tomorrow!

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 05-07-2014, 07:07 PM
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Very nice job on a beautiful razor.

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 05-07-2014, 07:16 PM
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Bravo! A Classic!

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