Before and After Restoration Thread.

Discussion in 'Razor Restoration' started by DaltonGang, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    Very cool badge on those scales! :happy036:
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  2. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Thank you.

    I liked the scales too.
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  3. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Shumate Cutlery Corp.
    St. Louis MO USA
    Extra Hollow Ground (and Smiling from the factory)


    Up close, it looks like it was just taken out of the box, new.
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  4. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    13/16+ inches
    Extra Hollow Ground. Bellied.
    Made in Germany.

    Very ratty, with much corrosion and chipping along the edge.




    A lot of sanding, and grinding of the blade, to get the chips out. It now awaits the Hones.


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  5. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    WOW!! Been way too long since viewing this thread!
    You have done some outstanding work, @DaltonGang :cool::happy088::happy088:
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  6. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Thank you.

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  7. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    B.K. No.41
    Near Wedge

    Before. Bad pitting, all over. The edge was very Chippy too.



    A lot of sanding and polishing. The pitting is extensive, so I decided to take it to a certain point. I also had to take out the chippy edge. I didn't lose any noticeable width. It will now be honed, today, or tomorrow.


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  8. DrStrange

    DrStrange Well-Known Member

    A CVH without the word Sweden on it.

    I suspect that it may be from the first year of CVH, but I don't really know.

    (edit) I meant to say first year of MK.
    CVH is much older than that.
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  9. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Interesting. I wasn't aware of that. That would put it at what year, around?? I am pretty clueless about Swedish razors. @lottenhem should know a lot about them.
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  10. DrStrange

    DrStrange Well-Known Member

    I meant to say I suspect the first year of the MK series.
    Heljestrand is much older than that.
    MK started about 1925, 1926 according to @Polarbeard.

    This is where I got that idea:

    "For much of the period covered in previous chapters,
    British law on the indications of origin
    was governed by the Merchandise Marks Act 1887.
    This act provided specific conditions under which
    imports had to provide an indication of origin;
    otherwise they could be imported 'blank'.
    The Merchandise Marks Act, 1926,
    ensured that products could no longer be imported 'blank': ..."
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  11. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    It is a B.K. Series.

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  12. DrStrange

    DrStrange Well-Known Member

    The MK series started when MK bought Heljestrand.
    I would expect that the BK series started at about the same time.
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  13. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

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  14. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers


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  15. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Wadsworth & Son "XLNT"
    Full Hollow


    About 10 minutes on the Bench Mounted Buffer.


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  16. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    I had been looking for a small set of scales to fit the E.A. Berg, and came across a broken Heljestrand MK30 blade in a very nice set of scales…
    Worked out pretty well. 2nd set of ivory pinned this weekend… time for a whiskey.
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  17. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Took the opportunity to repurpose the broken Heljestrand MK32 scales:
    With shortening, I was limited but I had this Joseph Elliott that was in black plastic that didn’t fit.
    Not a bad combo.
    And while the tools were out, pinned a set of ivory onto an ERN I have had for a while:
    Enjoy your projects.
  18. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

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  19. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
  20. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Well done Tom! I am a little worried that I shall split the Ivory if I should try to pinn. I must practice on some not that fancy stuff first..

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