Bismarck #1 Restoration

Discussion in 'Razor Restoration' started by DaltonGang, Jul 1, 2022.

  1. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Bismark #1
    Germany 11/16th+
    Full Hollow

    It started out with rust all over, but it was the fine powdery rust. I'm ok with that. The main issue was the broken scales. Lucky for me, I have a lot of junk razors that were itching to donate their scales.



    Next Step:
    I found some Bone Scales that will match fine. I spent a lot of time hand sanding the rust, and fine pitting. I took care, not to sand away the blade etching.
    I did have to re-blue the tang and spine. The scales will need to be sanded, and polished, then fitted to the blade.

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  2. swarden43

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

    Lookin' good!
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  3. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Lots of sanding.

    Finally, the bone handle is sanded to 2500 grit wet/dry paper.


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  4. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

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  5. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Fantastic work. Enjoy the restored Bismark.
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  6. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Thanks. It is next in line, for a shave.

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  7. brit

    brit in a box

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  8. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn


    Saving vintage or antique equipment whether it's razor or brushes is very satisfying.

    Great job!

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  9. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Thanks. I enjoy restoration work, more than honing.
    I just wish I had the restoration equipment that @gssixgun has. The work would be much faster, and I could tackle harder jobs.

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