05-21-2014, 02:32 PM
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New for me, 1850s William Middleton Full Wedge, nicely restored.

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 05-21-2014, 02:36 PM
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  • Agravic
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Stunning razor, Doug!

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 05-21-2014, 05:39 PM
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Very nice razor.

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 05-21-2014, 06:23 PM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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Congratulations on a terrific razor.

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 05-21-2014, 09:16 PM
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  • Snuff
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And another nice one, where do you find this beauty's?

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 05-22-2014, 02:06 AM
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Even though I'm no fan of wedges or heavy grinds, the razor looks lovely and nice to see plain understated scales very much in keeping with the look and pedigree of the old English razor very thoughtfully restored.

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 05-22-2014, 11:37 AM
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(05-21-2014, 09:16 PM)Snuff Wrote: And another nice one, where do you find this beauty's?

Well I am trying to get this fine restorer to become an artisan here at the nook. Hopefully he'll be here soon enough to comment on his work. Until then I will shortly post some pre-work pictures of these blades.

(05-22-2014, 02:06 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: Even though I'm no fan of wedges or heavy grinds, the razor looks lovely and nice to see plain understated scales very much in keeping with the look and pedigree of the old English razor very thoughtfully restored.

The black bone with the brass on the end around the jimp is wonderful. By far my favorite of the three despite those beautiful Paua scales which started this purchase. Very classy restoration here.

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 05-22-2014, 11:38 AM
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Very nice

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 05-22-2014, 08:18 PM
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Sweet razor, Doug! Congratulations!

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 05-23-2014, 02:22 AM
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  • ben74
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Wonderful Doug!

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 05-23-2014, 03:16 AM
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Beautiful restoration Doug.

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 05-26-2014, 10:07 AM
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Shaved with this beauty today. Morgan did a fantastic honing job on this blade. Only my second full wedge shave ever (yesterday was the first) and I already am falling in love with the results today. Close and irritation free.

The blade is a smile blade (even a nice smile on the spine) and I am finding it a natural for shaving delicate spots like around the lips.

Morgan who did the restores for me, is out of town for the holiday weekend, but he has joined TSN and will be posting here in the next few days. His username here is Silverloaf. I am looking forward to his participation at TSN and the potential of becoming an artisan here.

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 05-26-2014, 04:55 PM
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Nice blade . Early wedge blades are some of my favorite blades. They're silent and oh so efficient. They are known for a peculiar "smile" with the blade usually tapered over its length . I love them . They , for me , give some of the most consistent shaves. If I ever want a no fuss no miss shave I'll grab one if these every time.

Generally speaking easy to hone though it doesn't look like it would be.

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 05-27-2014, 01:31 PM
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  • OldDog23
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excellent catch !

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 05-28-2014, 12:35 AM
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  • P Funk
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Silverloaf's restores are eye catching - give the blades a new lease on life without losing their identity.

Another great catch Doug.

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 05-28-2014, 01:53 AM
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  • Obie
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Good show, Doug. Your collection is taking shape nicely.

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 05-28-2014, 04:56 AM
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  • Balj86
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That is a gorgeous restored straight. Enjoy it!

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