08-01-2018, 04:48 PM
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  • N8Julo43
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I just love the look of it. Well done, Timeless.

Which do you prefer? Polished to a shine or with some character?

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 08-01-2018, 05:22 PM
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I really struggle with this. I want to like it but to me it looks dirty...looks like I need to throw it out. I like the Charcoal Goods razors, but I'm worried about keeping them the way they look. Tarnished a little bit is nice. Tarnished a lot is not. Just my opinion.

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 08-01-2018, 06:44 PM
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(08-01-2018, 05:22 PM)NJDJ Wrote: I really struggle with this. I want to like it but to me it looks dirty...looks like I need to throw it out. I like the Charcoal Goods razors, but I'm worried about keeping them the way they look. Tarnished a little bit is nice. Tarnished a lot is not. Just my opinion.

I could definitely see that. It has that weathered, worn look that really isn't for everyone in that state.

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 08-01-2018, 07:15 PM
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I don’t mind the looks of brass or copper, but it’s that smell once these metals get wet that I cannot stand. Just bring a wet brass razor to your nose and take a whiff. I will stick to stainless steel razors, thank you very much.

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 08-01-2018, 08:14 PM
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(08-01-2018, 07:15 PM)Taxidiotis Wrote: I don’t mind the looks of brass or copper, but it’s that smell once these metals get wet that I cannot stand. Just bring a wet brass razor to your nose and take a whiff.  I will stick to stainless steel razors, thank you very much.

Ah, yes. It does smell like a handful of pennies at times.

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 08-01-2018, 09:42 PM
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I'll just say I joined the CG list and might pass on it as I was aiming at a lvl2 SS.

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 08-02-2018, 02:21 AM
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I notice a very slight smell with some soaps, more than others, but it's fine with me.
On shine....Ex-military, has to shine... Thumbsup

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 08-02-2018, 04:38 AM
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  • chazt
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I’ve gotten used to the patina and the whiff. It’s part of what makes each razor a unique and fun shaving experience.

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 08-02-2018, 04:59 PM
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I have 2 copper CG razor. I keep them polished with Brasso. I tried to patina one of them but it drove me insane. I polished it back out.

I have a bronze Wolfman set that is turning but not bad. I'd like to polish it but I'd hate to scratch it.

I do like the look of heavy patina....but it clashes with my need for clean and shiny.

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 08-02-2018, 05:29 PM
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I don't polish bronze razors.  The tarnish and patina are part of what I like about  bronze,  brass and copper.

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 08-05-2018, 03:28 AM
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If I wanted my razors to look antique I would just stick with vintage Gillettes.

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 08-05-2018, 04:01 AM
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(08-01-2018, 04:48 PM)N8Julo43 Wrote: I just love the look of it. Well done, Timeless.

Which do you prefer? Polished to a shine or with some character?

I can appreciate both. I let the patina run its course and develop its own character.
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 08-05-2018, 01:12 PM
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(08-05-2018, 04:01 AM)eengler Wrote:
(08-01-2018, 04:48 PM)N8Julo43 Wrote: I just love the look of it. Well done, Timeless.

Which do you prefer? Polished to a shine or with some character?

I can appreciate both. I let the patina run its course and develop its own character.
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Beautiful picture and razor, Ed! Thank you for sharing

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 08-10-2018, 03:28 PM
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If you like golf you should get a set of becu ping eye 2 square groove irons! You would love them! Just type it into the eBay search!

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 08-10-2018, 04:09 PM
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I don't like the smell of pennies and have to agree if I wanted a vintage razor I'd just go to my closet and pull one off the rack. But, I love the looks of the new age bronze razors but not to own.

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 08-11-2018, 03:55 PM
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I personally think the tarnish is nice to look at, I look forward to getting a bronze razor Cheers

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 08-11-2018, 07:12 PM
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(08-02-2018, 04:59 PM)LOOT Wrote: I have 2 copper CG razor. I keep them polished with Brasso. I tried to patina one of them but it drove me insane. I polished it back out.

I have a bronze Wolfman set that is turning but not bad. I'd like to polish it but I'd hate to scratch it.

I do like the look of heavy patina....but it clashes with my need for clean and shiny.

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@Loot I would be more than happy to take that Wolfman Bronze off your hands when it gets too tarnished for you LOL

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 08-12-2018, 05:13 AM
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(08-02-2018, 04:59 PM)LOOT Wrote: I have 2 copper CG razor. I keep them polished with Brasso. I tried to patina one of them but it drove me insane. I polished it back out.

I have a bronze Wolfman set that is turning but not bad. I'd like to polish it but I'd hate to scratch it.

I do like the look of heavy patina....but it clashes with my need for clean and shiny.

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Hey! If you want to shine up the wolfman, just disassemble it, and put it in a bowl with coke for an hour...being careful that the pieces don’t touch each other so they don’t scuff. Then just gently polish it with standard brass polish, and it will be good to go!

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 09-13-2018, 06:24 PM
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(08-12-2018, 05:13 AM)Ols67 Wrote:
(08-02-2018, 04:59 PM)LOOT Wrote: I have 2 copper CG razor. I keep them polished with Brasso. I tried to patina one of them but it drove me insane. I polished it back out.

I have a bronze Wolfman set that is turning but not bad. I'd like to polish it but I'd hate to scratch it.

I do like the look of heavy patina....but it clashes with my need for clean and shiny.

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Hey!  If you want to shine up the wolfman, just disassemble it, and put it in a bowl with coke for an hour...being careful that the pieces don’t touch each other so they don’t scuff.  Then just gently polish it with standard brass polish, and it will be good to go!

Vr

Matt
Understand the allure some folks have on tarnished items, but I do recall some fine times when the family would get together and all work on cleaning and polishing the family silver before a special dinner.

I find myself appreciating vintage items that are presented as the maker intended. IMHO, tarnish is overrated. I DO get a kick of watching Antique Roadshow when the appraiser informs the owner

of a particular item that in an un cleaned or polished state it might bring $500 at auction but since it's been "ruined by cleaning it's worth $5"!

I don't intend to sell or place in a museum any of my prized coffee brewers, servers, etc since my survivors will probably haul all my "treasures" to a thrift store anway...

 I just appreciate having vintage items that present as the original artisan intended, gleaming copper or brass works were presented with a flourish.

(Oh, "Zipper"'s post about ex military is true...we used to call it "bright work" in the navy).

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 09-14-2018, 11:43 AM
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I’m in the let it age corner, the bronze takes on such an amazing character and beauty. If I could get straight razor scales in bronze I’d be all over it.

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