Ivory Scale Razors.

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by DaltonGang, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Nice! What brand? Looks not like a Swedish razor, or?


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  2. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

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  3. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    That is a Joseph Rodgers & Sons. My guess is late 19th century. It measures in as 4/8 and shows very little signs of wear. Unfortunately, that devil's spit on the face of the blade is pretty hard to get out if you are averse to heavy buffing as I am. I've polished out a good deal of the worst of it using Simichrome, but it still leaves behind unsightly scarring.
     
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  4. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Wet/Dry sandpaper progressions can do wonders for that blade, and faster than just polish. I 've restored razors worse looking than that. polish

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  5. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    What grits do you use in your progression?
     
  6. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    I have used my Dremel with cloth wheel and Autosol ( for polishing metal ) works fine.


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  7. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I gave up on Dremel Tools, a long time ago. I bought a bench buffing wheel. Much much easier to control, faster, and better results. But, for deeper pitting, hand sanding is about the only way to go, unless you have a belt driven sander.
     
  8. DrStrange

    DrStrange Well-Known Member

    Here's a French one.
    The grain pattern is difficult to see.
    It's least difficult to see above the hinge pin and near the wedge pin.
    The ivory is thick. The pins are heavily collared.
    The space washers are thick. The hinge pin is tight and elastic
    so that the scales flex to follow the taper of the shank when the razor is opened or closed.
    I haven't shaved with it yet.

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    And it has an ivory wedge.

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  9. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    I have/had a MK 32 with those thick, collared ivory. Jernbolaget used them too according to folks more knowledgeable than I am.
     
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  10. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    That is some fine grade ivory!
     
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  11. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    Braver than me. I'm way too paranoid about either digging in too hard or losing my grip to use a buffing wheel. I've got a cute little bench grinder that I could probably fit with a buffing wheel, but with regard to antique razors, not the direction I want to go.
     
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  12. DrStrange

    DrStrange Well-Known Member

    Some Swedes


    Here's an MK 33 side view of the ivory.

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    An MK 32

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    Klas Tornblom

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    Stille

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    E A Berg

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  13. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    Those are all gorgeous! I especially love the way that Klas looks. Such elegant lines. It reminds me of the sleeker cars of the 30's, like an Auburn boat-tail speedster.

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  14. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Really nice collection! Congrats. I have 4 razors with Ivory scales. 3 CVH and one FW Söderén.


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