03-10-2019, 07:16 AM
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  • Agravic
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This thread is devoted to the beauty of patina.
Please share examples of items that have aged gracefully.

Many have purchased Charcoal Goods razors over the last 2 years or so.  Members have debated the pros/cons of allowing the antique brass and copper razors to patina naturally, or to preserve the original finish.  I've allowed my CG razors to change naturally.
How do other members' CG razors look these days?

CG antique brass lvl1 closed comb with twin helix handle

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 03-10-2019, 08:24 AM
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  • RyznRio
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It is hard to put a finger on it but I like shiny things.

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 03-10-2019, 08:36 AM
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(03-10-2019, 07:16 AM)Agravic Wrote: Many have purchased Charcoal Goods razors over the last 2 years or so.  Members have debated the pros/cons of allowing the antique brass and copper razors to patina naturally, or to preserve the original finish.  I've allowed my CG razors to age gracefully.  
How do other members' CG razors look these days?

I don't have one, but I think yours look fantastic.

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 03-10-2019, 09:50 AM
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(03-10-2019, 08:24 AM)RyznRio Wrote: It is hard to put a finger on it but I like shiny things.

Thats why I got the bright tumbled brass....not exactly shiny a very nice matt sheen....dry it off after every shave before storing with cap loose....occasionally smear some renaissance wax on it and buff gently

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 03-10-2019, 06:12 PM
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I'm with the OP.  I think the patina on the razor looks better than keeping it shiny.  

To each his own, they say.

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 03-10-2019, 06:39 PM
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I don't polish my brass, bronze, and copper razors and pens.  For me the patina is part of the beauty of these materials

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 03-11-2019, 09:20 AM
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(03-10-2019, 06:39 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: For me the patina is part of the beauty of these materials
+1

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 03-11-2019, 06:01 PM
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Charcoal Goods antique brass lvl3 DC : Magnum handle

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 03-16-2019, 01:31 PM
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Hey Ravi!  I am assuming that my complete set of Ping Eye 2 Beryllium Copper Square Groove Irons count!

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 03-16-2019, 03:11 PM
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Those are some nice looking Eye2s! How old are they? If you played golf in Seattle, you’d have even more pronounced patina...

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 03-16-2019, 03:14 PM
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Very nice, Matt.
I’m going to change the name of this thread to Patina Appreciation, to encompass any such items.

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 03-16-2019, 03:45 PM
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(03-16-2019, 03:11 PM)pbrmhl Wrote: Those are some nice looking Eye2s! How old are they? If you played golf in Seattle, you’d have even more pronounced patina...

I think that they were made in ‘86 or ‘87! I heard that ping discontinued the BeCu square grooves, because the pros were doing sick things with them as far as backspin and touch go. However, who knows for sure at this point.

I don’t really golf, but when I do...I hack with these!

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 03-16-2019, 03:46 PM
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(03-16-2019, 03:14 PM)Agravic Wrote: Very nice, Matt.
I’m going to change the name of this thread to Patina Appreciation, to encompass any such items.

Excellent!

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Matt

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 03-16-2019, 06:48 PM
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(03-16-2019, 03:45 PM)Ols67 Wrote:
(03-16-2019, 03:11 PM)pbrmhl Wrote: Those are some nice looking Eye2s! How old are they? If you played golf in Seattle, you’d have even more pronounced patina...

I think that they were made in ‘86 or ‘87!  I heard that ping discontinued the BeCu square grooves, because the pros were doing sick things with them as far as backspin and touch go.  However, who knows for sure at this point.  

I don’t really golf, but when I do...I hack with these!

Vr

Matt

Yes, as I recall there was a big hoo-haw over the grooves in the Eye2s. Somehow, the pros were "cheating." I used Eye2s back then, and if they gave me an advantage, I certainly didn't notice...

I've got two Charcoal Goods Level 3 razors: an antique bronze open comb I've had for a couple of years, and a bright bronze straight bar I've had for a month or so. I let them each do their thing--patina away. Over time, I expect they will begin to look more and more like each other. As they should. After all, they're twins.

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 03-16-2019, 08:49 PM
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Soak those beryllium Pings in coke (level below the hosel) and they come out shiny as all get out…whoops! sorry, this thread is about patina appreciation.

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 03-16-2019, 09:06 PM
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I saw Wynton Marsalis at the Sydney Opera House recently with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing Edgard Varèse’s Amériques. Amazing. And his trumpet? Patinated. Not shiny.

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 03-17-2019, 03:34 AM
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(03-16-2019, 08:49 PM)DudeAbides Wrote: Soak those beryllium Pings in coke (level below the hosel) and they come out shiny as all get out…whoops! sorry, this thread is about patina appreciation.

I appreciate patina and shine...perhaps it’s time for the pings to take a coke bath!

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 03-20-2019, 06:29 PM
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Charcoal Goods antique brass lvl2 OC


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 03-21-2019, 12:25 PM
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(03-20-2019, 06:29 PM)Agravic Wrote:
Charcoal Goods antique brass lvl2 OC


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Good show Ravi!

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Matt

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 03-24-2019, 02:29 PM
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Charcoal Goods Level 1!!![Image: T9FgLkl.jpg][Image: scgiBu3.jpg][Image: 6uIwsnV.jpg][Image: otRoBt0.jpg]

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