James Johnson-Double Thumb Notch-Rescaled In Pressed Horn

Discussion in 'Razor Restoration' started by Timwcic, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    This was found in a box of blades at the flea market. A James Johnson (1818-1853), 6/8 Silver Steel near wedge, sporting a double thumb notch’s but no scales. Other than age funk, it is in respectful condition. I was going to make scales, but decided to look thru my donor draw of sacrificial victims. Glad I did. Another rescue from years ago that I forgot about will make a perfect donor. Someone tried to rescale a meat chopper that was way to big for its shoes and its heel came out past the bottom, ouch. The scales are pressed horn embossed with “silver steel” and “celebrated razor”—— perfect marriage. The usual sanding and polishing to the steel and horn. The scales came out better that I ever expected. Some dry fittings plus a few tweaks to have the blade fall in the center and YEAH BABY!!!

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  2. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Very nice job. Great save, with the scales.
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  3. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I have several other SR with pressed scales, but these are the best——so far
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  4. Keithmax

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  5. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Great call on the scales and a beautiful result!
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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    beautiful looking razor..
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  7. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    Thank you Gents
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  8. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Nicely done. Looks great!

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