11-10-2014, 02:55 PM
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A few pics of some of the razors I have restored or made scales for recently. Sorry for the bad photo skills.

7/8 Wostenholm with a damascus etch all over. Didn't do much to the blade, didn't want to effect the etch. Original scales and lead wedge.

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Original horn scales. Soaked in neatsfoot oil and sanded up to 2.5k then buffed.

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6/8 CVH Royal Kindal in antique bone scale and lead wedge. Salvaged these scales from a junk razor. They look to be homemade and have a lot of character. The crack was stabilized with super glue and I am assuming it the maker of the scales name scratched in the back of them. Dineer 10 4/11 is what it says. They fit this blade perfectly.

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7/8 W&B FBU wedge. After these pics I decided to thin the scales out because they were too fat imo.

Cleaned the blade up with a scotchbrite belt to keep the original grinding marks in it. Other than that it was in really good shape.

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And probably one of my favorites.

9/8 WM Stenton. This blade is massive. Didn't clean the blade much, most of the pitting is pretty shallow but I like the look.

Neon green G10 scales and ghost Jade wedge. Solid brass triple stack washers.

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This pic is with the old hollow formed triple stack washers but it's the only one I have that shows the profile.

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13/16+ ERN Crown and Sword

Pretty straight forward buff and clean up.

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13/16 W&B Celebrated Hollow Ground.

This was one of my first restores. Hand sanded and left a 600 grit satin finish on the blade faces. Scales are vintage walnut from my great grandfathers barn.

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13/16 Imperial Razor with George Washington etch.

Light cleaning on the blade to preserve the etch. This was also one of my first restores.

Original Bakelite scales were polished.

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5/8+ A. Witte Classic

Original translucent scales, not sure what they are made of but they polished up nicely.

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 11-10-2014, 05:01 PM
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Some nice ones...I like the W&B form your great grandfathers barn

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 11-10-2014, 05:01 PM
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Thanks! Gives us all a challenge. Nice work and you didn't destroy the character of the steels.

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 11-10-2014, 05:03 PM
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(11-10-2014, 05:01 PM)geezer Wrote: Thanks! Gives us all a challenge. Nice work and you didn't destroy the character of the steels.

Thanks guys.

Guess I am a odd ball. I don't really care for vintage razors buffed to a mirror finish. The pitting adds to the character and shows the age of the blade. Although I do have some shiny ones, it varies from razor to razor.

These are just the pics I have on my phone. Wish I still had the before pics too. I'll try and post some more later.

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 11-10-2014, 08:01 PM
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Very nice work. I am impressed.

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 11-10-2014, 10:40 PM
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Lovely work and some wonderful blades and scales! Smile

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 11-12-2014, 08:27 AM
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Very nice work...

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