06-19-2014, 10:04 PM
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I've had this kicking around for some time and it finally dawned on me what to do with it. The original scales were shot but the razor itself was pretty nice.
I don't know what you think of when you see one of these but they remind me of a humpback whale. So there was my answer.

I cleaned up the blade.
Then I selected pieces of horn that had a nice sweeping look to them. The spine sweeps,, so should the scales. I also fussed over just how the blade would sit in the new scales so the spine would parallel the top edge of the scales.
Then I took an old Ivory scale and cut out the shape of a Humpback Whale to inlay.
I cut in the design into the new scales to accept the ivory.
Using a piece of vintage ivory kept the colors in harmony as opposed to stark white new ivory
Once the ivory was in place I scrimshawed it for a bit of effect.
I used double stacks at the ivory wedged end and singles at the hinge.

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 06-19-2014, 10:06 PM
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That is simply wonderful Mark! You are a true artist.

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 06-19-2014, 10:13 PM
  • jamesrobson5
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Eeeeek, That is an amazing restoration! You are very talented.

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 06-19-2014, 10:35 PM
  • Triad
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Wow Mark that is cool!!

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 06-19-2014, 10:40 PM
  • P Funk
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Beautiful work!
I love the inlay - incredible detail

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 06-19-2014, 11:41 PM
  • Agravic
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Beautiful work, Mark.
The inlay is perfect.

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 06-20-2014, 01:58 AM
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"Killer" razor...you're havin fun doin this no doubt

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 06-20-2014, 05:42 AM
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Thanks guys. As always you are very kind!

Am I having fun doing this? I grudgingly have to admit , I'm having a ball!
There , the cats out of the bag. Guilty as charged.

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 06-20-2014, 06:29 AM
  • evnpar
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Oh, what a beautiful blade, and the whale scale made it into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! Great stuff.

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 06-20-2014, 07:55 AM
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(06-20-2014, 06:29 AM)evnpar Wrote: Oh, what a beautiful blade, and the whale scale made it into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! Great stuff.

Thank you. But this is the second Whale themed razor I've built. The first the entire scale was a Whale.

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 06-20-2014, 12:26 PM
  • OldDog23
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just too cool !

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 06-20-2014, 01:19 PM
  • Johnny
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I think I prefer the inlay way of doing it. It just looks so elegant.

Beautiful work.

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 06-21-2014, 02:33 AM
  • ben74
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Amazing restoration. The inlay is fantastic!

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 06-21-2014, 06:39 PM
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Fantastic work! Smile

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 06-24-2014, 12:27 AM
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This is brilliant !! Thanks for the idea !

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 06-26-2014, 11:55 AM
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Way cool, man.

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 06-26-2014, 12:21 PM
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Stunning razor. His do you get the blades back up to that level of shine? Wet and dry?

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 06-26-2014, 01:40 PM
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Dry sanding them polish

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 07-21-2014, 01:44 PM
  • Balj86
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Thats looks amazing, excellent work. That must be a joy to shave with.

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 07-21-2014, 01:58 PM
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Beautiful work! That razor makes me want to get into straights!

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