01-23-2016, 05:05 PM
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Quote:Here are the cleaned up photos of the Red Wing razor I just picked up. I showed the before pictures in the Safety Razor Aquisition thread. The handle is silver plate, but has been mostly wore off. It looks like the razor was well loved and used. There is also some plating loss on the top cap and the studs that protrude through the top cap. I will eventually get it replated and keep to the original plating.
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 01-23-2016, 07:16 PM
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Looks absolutely beautiful. How does it shave?

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 01-23-2016, 11:02 PM
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  • ben74
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Looks great and definitely worthy of restoration.

How do you tell if you have the earlier, silver plate version?

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 01-23-2016, 11:05 PM
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(01-23-2016, 11:02 PM)ben74 Wrote: Looks great and definitely worthy of restoration.

How do you tell if you have the earlier, silver plate version?
There is a difference in plating on the handle and head. There was tarnish on the handle near the top where all of the silver plate was not wore off. The tarnish cleaned up to reveal the silver finish.

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 01-25-2016, 10:57 AM
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old Hoffritz razors were also chrome heads with silver handles.

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