Since I recently came across a bunch of vintage straights (See here), some of them need some minor restoration, while other need new scales, etc. I will attempt some of the minor 'restores' myself (mainly clean-up, sanding and polishing; perhaps pinning new scales), but leave some of the 'heavy lifting' to the pros. So what follows is a series of images that will outline my own amateur attempts to bring back to usable and spiffy-looking life a number of straight razors I have come to own. I am, by far, no expert in this field and am always open to suggestions from those who actually know what they're doing when it comes to razor restoration. I hope others not-so-experienced will gain some knowledge from watching my struggles and successes. Starting easy: I begin with the razors in the best condition (those requiring the least 'fixing up.'). One of these is this nice old faux frameback by J. Rodgers & Sons. At least to my amateur eyes, the horn scales appear to be in good condition (no splits, cracks, chips) and the pins looks to be in good shape as well. Both sides of the blade have evidence of some water damage and extensive scratches. Side One is not as severe and that's where I started: I began by using wet/dry sandpaper (100 grit) on the 'better' side, using light horizontal strokes (left to right, right to left, parallel to the edge). After extensive sanding, there still remains some pitting near the toe/point and this is where I could use some advice from those more experienced. Follow-up: Some sound advice I received was I could continue sanding if I really wish to remove most or all the visible pitting, or I simply could leave some pitting as it reveals the 'character 'or reflects the 'vintage' quality of this particular razor. Plenty more to do, but it's a start.