08-12-2014, 12:06 PM
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  • SRNewb
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Bought this razor for $5 at the local flea market. Germania Cutlery, The Oxford Razor.

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Scales are broken. Surprisingly, there was no inner washer.

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Blade is pretty clean. 20 or 30 minutes with some Mothers yielded this.

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Got some Birdseye Maple that will make beautiful scales.

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Final pics.

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Black Ebony wedge.

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Needs a honing.

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 08-12-2014, 12:28 PM
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Wow, nice restore. Love the scales.

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 08-12-2014, 12:32 PM
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Doug, thank you.

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 08-12-2014, 06:44 PM
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  • Gago
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Great work!

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 08-12-2014, 07:02 PM
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Sweeeet!

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 08-12-2014, 07:23 PM
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Hello,

That turned out well!

Are you going to hone it? If you are interested, I can send you a coupon for a free honing service. You'd have to pay shipping though.

PM me and I'll get you that coupon.

- Mike

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 08-13-2014, 07:31 AM
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Gago, William, Mike, thanks!
As for honing, already done and shaved with it last night. Shaves as good as it looks.Biggrin But thanks you very much for the offer, Mike!

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 08-13-2014, 08:10 AM
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You're welcome. So she tuned up nice? Smile
- Mike

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 08-13-2014, 08:25 AM
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Mike, yeah. Easiest bevel set I've ever done. I don't know if it has anything to do with it, but this razor seems to be thinner, by about 1/16"(just eyeballing it) than all of my other razors.
Here it is on top. My Boker underneath.

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Seems to make it lighter, well balanced and very maneuverable.

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 08-13-2014, 04:24 PM
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  • geezer
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Nice work!
~Richard

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 08-13-2014, 05:07 PM
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Thanks, Richard!

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 08-14-2014, 04:12 AM
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  • mbrando
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Hello,
That is quick a bit thinner. Is the bevel tall?

- Mike

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 08-14-2014, 04:21 AM
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No, not at all. I have dug through a ton of old straights in the past 5 months I've been collecting and restoring/reclaiming them. Never come across a blade this thin, even the two 9/16" I have are thicker.
It's not a problem. The razor handles and shaves well. I just thought it a bit different.

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 08-14-2014, 04:29 AM
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Hello,
Good. Smile
- Mike

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 08-14-2014, 05:33 AM
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well done. What's your process with the Mothers, if I may ask? That polish job looks great!

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 08-14-2014, 06:06 AM
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  • Julyan
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Looks great.. well done

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 08-14-2014, 12:52 PM
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Very nicely done! It's a beauty!

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 08-18-2014, 09:20 AM
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Thanks, all of you. Not getting email notifications of posts here. Have to look into my settings.
As for my process with the Mother's, I use it exactly like is shown here (around the 5:05 mark)




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