06-19-2015, 03:52 PM
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Overall decent condition , a few nicks on the blade towards the heel, is this thing restorable? Pictures are poor, I won't be home until tomorrow

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 06-19-2015, 03:57 PM
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  • Johnny
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100% restorable.  Get in touch with mycarver, Artisan here on The Nook.  He does exceptional work at restoring razors.

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 06-19-2015, 04:21 PM
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Looks pretty good, however, if you do have it restored it will likely always have the battle scars that the rust will leave behind. The hollows are usually too thin to "scoop" all that metal out. 

We also offer restoration services and have worked on many W&B razors like that before. 

Enjoy!

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 06-19-2015, 04:27 PM
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(06-19-2015, 03:57 PM)Johnny Wrote: 100% restorable.  Get in touch with mycarver, Artisan here on The Nook.  He does exceptional work at restoring razors.

Messaged him, thank you for the recommendation!

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 06-19-2015, 04:30 PM
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(06-19-2015, 04:21 PM)Razor Emporium Wrote: Looks pretty good, however, if you do have it restored it will likely always have the battle scars that the rust will leave behind. The hollows are usually too thin to "scoop" all that metal out. 

We also offer restoration services and have worked on many W&B razors like that before. 

Enjoy!

That's ok, I've seen quite a few wade and butchers that have been restored and have battle scars. They still turn out beautiful and from what I hear, provide an excellent shave. I will PM you later tonight as well. Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to post

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 06-19-2015, 06:12 PM
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  • BobH
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I would agree with what previous posters have said. I would only add that you may loose a bit in blade width if there is pitting near the edge. Sometimes you have to hone away a bit of steel to get to good solid steel for a solid edge. Other than that it should make a fine shaver when done up, congrats.

Bob

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 06-20-2015, 03:54 PM
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  • geezer
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A good case for renewal!
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 06-20-2015, 08:31 PM
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Thank you for all the kind words guys. This project may have taken a back seat for a brief moment. I just bought an entire motherload and need to figure out which will get honed or restored first. You all will understand when I start a new thread. There will be plenty of razor porn consisting of straights, safeties, and strops. There will be more wade and butchers pre and post 1890, a monster Frederick Reynolds pre-1890(my favorite) a red imp 133, boker extra hollow ground fully warranted , an fa clauberg with mother of pearl tangs. A plethora of valet autostrops, some old gilettes. There's over 100 pieces, my mind is spinning right now...

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