02-19-2015, 04:00 PM
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This piece came in "restored". The blade was in fair condition and it had new Micarta scales.
The client wasn't happy with the overall look, specifically the pinning. Well there wasn't much I could do about that and after a sketch he decided to let me redesign it.
 I chose Black Horn for the scales and did a design that I feel better compliments the size and shape of the blade. As you can see the shape mimics the toe profile. The "bullet" wedge sweeps up into the closed blade. With the size of this piece I also felt stacked washers fit much better in the overall esthetics of the razor.
 Once I broke it down I had to remove some rust that was left as well as sand and polish the blade.  It came up just fine.

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 02-19-2015, 04:06 PM
  • Agravic
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Beautiful work .. Smile

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 02-19-2015, 07:26 PM
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Micarta scales? I don't get that, what a travesty. Nothing beats natural scales imo, that and the true craftsmanship that Mark exudes. This razor is brilliant!


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 02-19-2015, 07:53 PM
  • evnpar
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Oh, I'll bet he's thrilled over his now absolutely gorgeous razor. 

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 02-19-2015, 08:41 PM
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Beautiful work, and I love the stacked washers!

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 02-23-2015, 10:47 AM
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Wow, nice. There is something about the beveled spine that catches my eye. I want one of these

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 02-25-2015, 09:50 PM
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Lovely work, Mark! 

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 02-27-2015, 08:38 AM
  • geezer
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As always, a great bit of design followed by craftsmanship. Not out of place for the era either. Thank you!

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 02-27-2015, 01:05 PM
  • mlzettl
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Wow! That is phenomenal work. Even though I don't use a straight, and have never worked on one, I can certainly appreciate craftsmanship and artistry when I see it.


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 02-28-2015, 05:50 AM
  • Doc226
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Much better for sure.

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 02-28-2015, 07:23 AM
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Thank you gentlemen! I too think this is a particularly nice razor. 

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 02-28-2015, 09:45 AM
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That is an incredibly handsome razor!

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 03-17-2015, 01:21 PM
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Beautiful work, that is an incredible turn around.

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 03-17-2015, 02:16 PM
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Beautiful work! 

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 03-17-2015, 02:51 PM
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Thanks again!

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