04-24-2016, 12:35 PM
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Bad day at the flea market today so I stopped at one of my honey holes to see what was new.
Had this beauty sitting in the front display case.  Typical Sheffeld near wedge, just a unicorn breath under 7/8
  with a slight smile. A little dirt in the jimps and some small rust on the end of the spine.

Any opinions on age.

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 04-24-2016, 03:16 PM
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  • BobH
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Now that is a very fine razor in great shape, congrats. Rough guess as far as age goes, pre 1891 because it is only stamped with Sheffield and not Sheffield England.

Bob

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 04-24-2016, 04:09 PM
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  • kav
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Is that real ivory? I can just make out grain in your photos. I am part of the worldwide effort to stop ivory sales today. The irony is I have a few pieces of preban ivory and it is lovely material- I just prefer it on the original owner. Lovely razor regardless.

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 04-24-2016, 09:04 PM
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Great find Ivory scales my guess 1860s could look spectacular once restored.

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 04-25-2016, 04:32 AM
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  • BobH
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(04-24-2016, 04:09 PM)kav Wrote: Is that real ivory? I can just make out grain in your photos. I am part of the worldwide effort to stop ivory sales today. The irony is I have a few pieces of preban ivory and it is lovely material- I just prefer it on the original owner. Lovely razor regardless.


I agree on the current ban on ivory sales. However, I do not have any qualms with purchasing an original ivory scaled razor from pre 1891.

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 04-25-2016, 07:34 AM
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that is one beautiful looking straight. Looks like a magnificent shaver. With it's age, it looks in great condition.

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 05-04-2016, 12:52 PM
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I also have a few razors with preban ivory and even though i like it on the animals as stated I have no real issues with buying a razor with ivory scales.

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 05-04-2016, 04:59 PM
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Great find.

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 01-13-2017, 09:44 AM
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After thinking about this restore your almost a year, it was time to get to work. Nervously broke it down to get the rust at the pivot and the gunk inside the ivory. The blade got a wet/dry progression up to 1000 grit. Then it got a buffing progression using emery, tripoli and white rouge for final polish. Gave the ivory a gentle wet sanding using 1000 grit and a kiss with white rouge on the wheel to bring it back to life. Broke into a nervous sweat pinning back together, with the results being the finest restore I have compleated. 

The reflection in the blade is the chandelier from the ceiling. 

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 01-13-2017, 10:04 AM
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WOW! That is goregous!  Those ivory scales cleaned up really nice! 

Is white rouge better than Maas or Flitz polish?  

Makes me want to do something similar to some of my bone scales that have seen better days.

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 01-13-2017, 10:27 AM
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(01-13-2017, 10:04 AM)Sskim3 Wrote: WOW! That is goregous!  Those ivory scales cleaned up really nice! 

Is white rouge better than Maas or Flitz polish?  

Makes me want to do something similar to some of my bone scales that have seen better days.

White rouge is used with a buffing wheel. I have both Mass and Flitz. They are creams that I use after the buffing wheel and for keeping in mirror like condition.

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 01-13-2017, 11:47 AM
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That turned out well good work very well done.

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 01-13-2017, 11:54 AM
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  • EricM
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Congratulations, that turned out really well!  Looks awesome!

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 01-13-2017, 12:11 PM
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  • evnpar
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Terrific job. Well done.

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 01-13-2017, 04:34 PM
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Great restoration Tiim.

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 01-21-2017, 12:05 PM
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  • doc47
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I stepped on my tongue after looking at the restoration photos! Just a gorgeous blade!

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 01-25-2017, 07:55 AM
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  • Steve56
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Here's mine, also in ivory, unrestored, just a light

cleanup by Alfredo.


Cheers, Steve

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 01-25-2017, 08:35 AM
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(01-25-2017, 07:55 AM)Steve56 Wrote: Here's mine, also in ivory, unrestored, just a light

cleanup by Alfredo.


Cheers, Steve

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Nice looking straight and great looking stone.

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 01-25-2017, 09:08 AM
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Ivory is always tricky when repinning. You did a great job!

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 01-26-2017, 05:57 AM
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  • Steve56
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Thanks Tim!

Cheers, Steve

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