07-27-2014, 09:15 AM
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Found this at a local antiques shop. Looked pretty clean, so I brought it home. She's a 9/16 J.R. Torrey.

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After about an hour with some Mother's, it looks like this:

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Turned out pretty good, but there are a few small discolorations still on the blade. Think I'll start at 1000 grit and go through 1500 and 2000, and then re-polish. That should give me a very clean blade, I think.

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 07-27-2014, 09:32 AM
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Not too shabby! Hopefully you got a great deal on the piece.

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 07-27-2014, 09:37 AM
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(07-27-2014, 09:32 AM)wingdo Wrote: Not too shabby! Hopefully you got a great deal on the piece.

$10. Not too painful, that.

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 07-27-2014, 09:45 AM
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Nice find Mike. That should make you another great razor.

You don't need a $250 - $500 razor to get a great shave.

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 07-28-2014, 05:59 AM
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Very nice find Mike. We'll look forward to updated pictures once you do more work on the blade.

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 07-28-2014, 06:14 AM
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Thanks, guys!
Johnny, the more I get into this, the more I realize just how much there is out there used either in good condition, or that can be restored with just a little bit of work.
I particularly like straights because if you look long enough, you'll find a little jewel like this one for a bit of nothing.
But there's so much more than straights. The DEs, SEs, Injectors, etc available out there on the used market are wonderful. I want to own and try as many as I can find.

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 08-02-2014, 02:28 PM
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I am beginning to restore straights as a hobby. Probably won't be shaving with them but it is fun and relaxing...

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 08-02-2014, 02:51 PM
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It is indeed fun. Even more fun to bring one back and then shave with it. Wonderful feeling.

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