12-01-2012, 04:36 AM
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  • MikekiM
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I have a vintage Hoffritz Slant, complete in the it's case with two blade boxes. It was one of the items Dad collected (he was an appraiser, collector and dealer of anything that had an edge).

I had tried to shave with it many years ago, prior to my wet shave career, failed horribly and then neglected the razor for years. As a result, the cap plate has some serious pitting in the finish. It also has the almost obligatory crack in the handle barrel.

I looked into having it refinished a few years ago and was told nothing could be done, but I am hoping I just didn't connect with the right people at that time.

Not sure if the dimensions are the same as any of the current crop of slants, such that I might be able to make a Franken-razor, but it's a two piece.

I really regret neglecting this razor. Can anyone suggest how I might get it repaired??

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 12-01-2012, 05:13 AM
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It may be a victim of time. probably nothing to be done with the handle except stabilizing it with epoxy. The head looks like "pot" metal and would be extremely hard to replate. Definitely doesn't look like brass. And it looks like parts of it have been eaten away by something. Think you would be better served by getting another one on Forum or the Bay.

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 12-01-2012, 05:28 AM
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  • Dave
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If I'm not mistaken Cooncat Bob tried to replate a zamak (aka pot metal) slant and ran into issues with it and ruined it.

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 12-01-2012, 05:50 AM
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  • MikekiM
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I would bet it isn't brass.

I may have asked Bob about working on it and we dead-ended.

Not really worried about the handle as the epoxy trick would work, but like you both mention, I think the head is shot.

My bad...

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 12-01-2012, 07:31 AM
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  • slantman
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Call Matt at The Razor Emporium and show him the pictures. They do a lot of plating and might be able to help.

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 12-01-2012, 07:44 AM
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  • Deano
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I just had a razor replated and was told up front that deep scratches and heavy pitting would still be seen after replating. Only surface (original plate) problems can be buffed out. But, talk to someone who knows im just relaying what was told to me.

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 12-02-2012, 08:29 PM
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Hey guys- while that is one of the worst we've seen, I'd love to give it a shot. We've done lots of vintage slants with no problems. Send it in and we'll do our best to make it look pretty again.

Thanks!

-Matt

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 12-03-2012, 03:27 AM
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  • MikekiM
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(12-02-2012, 08:29 PM)Razor Emporium Wrote: Hey guys- while that is one of the worst we've seen, I'd love to give it a shot. We've done lots of vintage slants with no problems. Send it in and we'll do our best to make it look pretty again.

Thanks!

-Matt

PM coming your way...

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 07-29-2013, 02:03 PM
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  • Striky
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How did this work out, MikekiM?

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 07-29-2013, 06:39 PM
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  • MikekiM
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(07-29-2013, 02:03 PM)Striky Wrote: How did this work out, MikekiM?

It didn't.

I couldn't find anyone who would take on the project with any level of confidence.

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 07-30-2013, 11:08 AM
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Since this original message we have successfully replated 2 vintage slants and 1 eclipse red ring. Let us try to help!

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 08-02-2013, 11:34 PM
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I hope it works out.....

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