Before and After Restoration Thread.

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

  1. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Joseph Rodgers & Sons
    Cutlers To Their Majesties
    No.6 Norfolk Street
    Sheffield England.

    This was tarnished, and rusted all over, with a chippy blade. It's a Monkey Tail Razor.

    Before
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    After
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    Last edited: May 22, 2019
  2. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Wade & Butcher
    Sheffield

    This one looked like someone tried to remove the rust, with a Pumas Stone, at one time. It took a lot of sanding, before I finally just called it done enough. It was nice and tight, as well as centered, but covered with deep rust.

    Before

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    After

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  3. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Adoration 295
    Giesen & Forsthoff
    Solingen

    This one came with a separated scaled, that required sanding and gluing. The scales were also cleaned, and slightly polished. The blade was dangerously loose, and micro chippy, as well as needing some polishing. All taken care of, as much as possible. The scales had some permanent stains towards the heel, that I couldn't get out.

    Before

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    After

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  4. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Very nice work Scott! Love the extended tail on that Rodgers!
     
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  5. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Thanks, I have a fondness for Monkey Tail Razors.

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  6. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co.
    "The Colonial" "1835"
    Made in Germany
    11/16+ inch


    Before
    Rusted and tarnished.

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    After.
    Due to the location, of the rust, on the blade, the etching, "The Colonial", was lost. But, most of the rust was removed. The discoloration was removed from the covered tang. After cleaning the scales, the Cherubs were easily seen.

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  7. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Just a scale mod...

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    Such a beautiful and intricate design, but I felt it gets lost in the black. Technically, there is some gunk to make it stand out. :)

    Thought silver leaf Rub ‘n Buff could give me the pop I was looking for.

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    I like the change.
    Have fun.
    Tom
     
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  8. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    More scale fun for a friend...
    This looked melted.
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    But it had enough width where I could thin up the profile.
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    Out came the dremel with a 240 sanding disc for the reshaping. Then 400-800-1000-Flitz-Renaissance Wax to finish her up.
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    And
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    One Henry Sears & Son on it’s way back into business.
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    Not a beauty queen, but it will do.
    Enjoy your projects.
    Tom
     
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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool sir..
     
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  10. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you sir!
     
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  11. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Very nice touch, with the scales. :happy088:
     
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  12. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thanks Scott.
     
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    that looks awesome sir..
     
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  14. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    I appreciate that Gary... thank you.
     
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  15. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Light work on a Heljestrand MK31
    Doubt these scales are original to the blade, but I like them.
    Before: Seller’s photo
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    After:
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    I’m a sucker for a Helje to play with. :)
    Tom
     
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  16. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Lovely.
     
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  17. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you Jim.
     
  18. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers


    Looks very nice now. Great job.
     
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  19. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thanks Scott. I’m much happier with the scales now... turned out to be a nice cream color.
     
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  20. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thread has been a little dormant...
    Bartmann 89 Manganese Steel
    Seller’s pics, followed by a little elbow grease of 0000 steel wool and Flitz.
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    Now:
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    Backside then:
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    And now:
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    Not a heavy lift by any means, but I think a little more pleasing to the eye.
    Have fun.
    Tom
     

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