Discussion in 'Razor Restoration' started by DaltonGang, Jan 2, 2017.
Imperial Razor 13/16th inch
Germania Cutl. Works.
ROYAL, by Keen Kutter. 5/8th
Simmons Hardware Co.
6/8 Waterville Shoulderless
Very nice job.
This 2 razor lot intrigued me...
More for the Joseph Rodgers (upper right), but this unmarked razor was interesting.
The scales obviously came from a time of keeping your tool working instead of getting a new one. So my goal was remove the rust, embrace the patina, and see if I could enjoy the scales as-is.
So put it in a neatsfoot oil bath for a few weeks... this is some really thin horn but it seemed to take the nourishment well. Then attacked the blade with just a razor to remove the rust and Flitz/steel wool to get it to the condition that made sense to me.
The time consuming work was chip repair and creating an edge. We’ll see how that went tonight.
That’s a labor of love, but it turned into a usable tool. Very nice job!
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Thank you... I will test whether it is a usable tool tonight.
Sheffield Steer & Webster frameback
Love what you can do with just Flitz and Steel wool. Use every last drop of precious Flitz juice
Pretty happy with the outcome of this mid 1800’s tool... still has its history intact I think.
I guess around the latter part of the mid 1800’s. Here is a advert from 1859 and I think the key mark was bought by Butler in 1882.
Can never have too many 14s!
This Solingen beauty just needed a little love to get back to former glory.
But sometimes we need to fix some previous restoration efforts...
No harm, no foul - and they did get some rust off. Figured I could work this with a progression of hand sanding. Starting with 180, then going 400-800-1000-1500-2000.
This was after 400. I did seperate out the work area to minimize stray sanding marks.
And the final...
Need to sharpen it up and get another 14 in the quiver. First “Niki” 14 I have seen.
Edit: I did hit the repaired side with Emery and Flitz (Dremel wheels) to smooth out sanding marks. Then hand polish both sides with Flitz.
And why not a 3rd ...
A friend’s Morley
And with a little rubbing...
Cool set of scales in my opinion.
Maybe unrelated, but he also sent me these horn salt and pepper shakers. (Keep the dirty comments down )
Thinking I could use for scales, I had a different idea.
I like Badger better but made the cut
And filled the bottom with what I thought could be fun if hung upside down.
Now just wait for a knot.
Have fun with your projects!
15/16” Carl Rader
This was after a little bit of sanding to see what I was dealing with. I assume put away a long time ago with the inside of the scales pretty wet.
Not going to win a beauty contest, but I love a big Spanish point to shave with.
Alright, here we go... I can’t read French and I found nothing about this razor in English... so I must be accurate.
Navaron-Dumas “The Rooster” maybe?!?!?! That mark could be a tall, skinny rooster, right???
Going with Au Coq as my “The rooster” translation.
I think he won a bronze medal for razor fabrication in 1844... again doing my worst French translation of this passage. Yes, I am an idiot .
Started like this
And was looking to soften the hone wear while keeping the character... or I guess you could call me lazy.
Have really taken a fancy to the shape of some of these older French razors. Interested to see how she shaves.
A little rust clean up on a Rot Punkt Japanese razor. I thought the blade face was worth the small effort.
I had seen a German Kron Punkt, but this was new to me.
Seemed pretty unmolested besides that surface rust.
Nice work, around the Gold. You care to explain your procedure, so the rest of us won't damage ours, trying it?
I went clear scotch tape, trimmed slightly to fit. This allowed me to use the Steel wool and Flitz without the worry of removing gold.
The outline is obviously visible... Not horrible but I was thinking about going back with a pencil and seeing if the graphite could actually blend the transition. If that works I’ll post the results.
Had a nice Boker, but and accident caused the spike tip to break off . I tried unsuccessfully to grind the blade shorter, but the very thin blade cracked
Over a year of waiting for the exact blade model to show up. As unlucky as I am; I happened to score a decent blad with the box in excellent condition
A little polishing compound and buffing, followed by a polishing. Pinned the blade in the old scales and......
Reset the bevel on a 1k Norton. A very fine even hair popping bevel!
Finished on the higher grit stone and the thing almost pops hair just by thinking about it. Well....
Doin the happy dance!
Sucks that the first one broke Keith, but I’d say you found a mighty fine replacement... nice work!
Glad you have a Boker 101 back in the rotation . Nice work on the rescale .
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