05-17-2014, 11:25 PM
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This old girl just needed a day at the spa. Her old bones ( scales) needed a rest and a massage. I removed the scratches, and cuts but didn't remove the patina that makes them special.
Same for the blade. I removed the major flaws , polished the spine, tail and shaft and brush finished the blade.
Now she's back on her feet and ready for the next dance.

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 05-18-2014, 04:34 AM
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  • eengler
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She certainly looks Refreshed after the Fine Treatment. Look forward to shaving with it. Thanks for posting the pics, nice surprise this morning.

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 05-18-2014, 06:49 AM
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Glad you like it. I did send you an email with photos a couple if days ago.
When I didn't hear back I figured I'd just post it.

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 05-18-2014, 06:52 AM
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  • Agravic
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Very nicely done!

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 05-18-2014, 07:09 AM
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That is really nice. I love how you didnt take it too far. It looks, well just like it should in my opinion.

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 05-18-2014, 07:53 AM
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Yes. I think that would have been a crime.
Like sanding aged ivory until it's pure white again. Or sanding a butterscotch brush until it's creamy white again.
These none scales have a patina that can't be bought or duplicated .

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 05-18-2014, 08:51 AM
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Your concern for these old razors is amazing and admirable. Well done.

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 05-18-2014, 09:33 AM
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Concern,,,? Yup . That's it.
I don't so much try to restore them but love them back into use.

There are those times clients ( or me ) want something beyond an orig. restore such as scales, a bit more polish than they had. But the goal is the same.

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 05-22-2014, 07:05 PM
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  • eengler
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Well the Hill arrived today so I gave it a go. Cheeks only with the Straight and Cobra to finish. Very pleased with the razor work by mycarver, and certainly enjoyed my first straight razor experience.

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 05-22-2014, 07:37 PM
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Oh wow. Is it wrong for me to say that photo looks great?

Your first passes! Excellent! Take your time. Use a good soap ( Tabac maybe) as it can make all the difference.
I did just have to try that blade with just a couple of swipes. Yes I cleaned it and restropped it. Only because I fell in love with it and had to know how it would shave.
It's such a sweet razor for sure in many respects.

Do easy passes. Get comfortable with handling it. Your confidence will grow and you'll be doing full shaves soon enough. Don't rush it. Just enjoy it. Go as far as your confidence allows.
Congratulations!

Posts like this just give me a thrill.

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 05-22-2014, 08:21 PM
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Wonderful looking razor!

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