Full Custom Restore - Frederick Reynolds

Discussion in 'Razor Restoration' started by gssixgun, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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    Fully buffed and polished, just a few small blems left from the pitting, Robert decided on Black Linen Micarta for the scales I added in the MOP (recon) wedge,
    The pins are NiAg with Domed SS washers, internal bearing washers are Brass..

    Nice heavy Sheffield steel which is honed to a smooth edge on my Select Coticule




    Thanks for looking
  2. emmijack

    emmijack Well-Known Member

    Very Nice Glen, plain, Simple, and elegant!!!!
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  3. swarden43

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

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  4. Switchermike

    Switchermike Active Member

    That is a sweet looking razor! I'm going to try straights eventually but I want more time with the DE's under my belt first.
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  5. tomnat

    tomnat accepting applications

    Very nice, Glen.
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  6. alpla444

    alpla444 That's sweet!

    WOW love the blade shape vintage classic:cool:
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  7. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Whoa. Looks good!
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  8. JimPo42

    JimPo42 Purported Hand-Shaver

    Very nice as always. I love how subtle and understated it is. No flashiness, it looks like a tool to be used and not be locked away in a showcase.
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  9. PLANofMAN

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    Robert has excellent taste. I love that restore. At first glance everything looks original, but then you start to notice the little details that say "I'm actually a custom." On a vintage car, this would be the equivalent of shaving the door handles, chopping an inch off the top, lowering it just a bit, and frenching the lights...but leaving everything else stock.
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  10. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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    And the Follow up :)

    A G.Wostenholm, "IXL Celebrated" that origianlly came in for honing, but Robert and I decided that the scales were just too far gone, so we switched directions, and went with a Custom Restore in Bone Linen Micarta with matching Dormed SS washers and NiAg pins..
    The wedge is Black Buffalo Horn, it compliments the W&B quite well IMHO [​IMG]

    Honed on Chosera 1k, BBW, Select Coticule...




    Both razors together



    Thanks again for looking​
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  11. Falcon43

    Falcon43 Active Member

    Beautifully done. Clean,simple,perfect!
  12. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Glen. I'll be waiting for that Priority Mail van in a few days. I can't wait to shave with them. Simply, classically beautiful.
  13. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Yes, originally I was thinking going back to the vintage horn for the Frederick Reynolds and then thought no maybe modern horn and then acrylic flashy scales, but then I realized I'd prefer to to honor the past with same look, different material. Same with the George Wostenholm. I liked the twins idea, the yin and yang of Sheffield heavy wedge straights.
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  14. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

    Sweeeet! Great looking couple!

    Makes me look for glass of Black&White... ;-)
  15. DonR

    DonR Active Member

    Mighty fine looking razors...Glen, I never cease to be amazed by quality of your work!
    Robert, hope you get many wonderful shaves.....those are real beauties!
  16. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    They do give silky smooth shaves.

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