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    Default Another old ebay find...

    Can some of you experienced restorers give their opinion on this one: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vintage-Earl...cAAOSwq2Nd5W5O

    1. I want to try and do this myself, not sure how hard it is for a newbie like me
    2. What's up with the shape? The heel looks like someone grounded it as a way to overcome a "heel hook", but the toe is weird too, is that normal, it's not a straight line - the spine is longer than the edge.
    3. I KNOW I've seen that mark somewhere, I'd wager it's english (purely based on the fact that if I remember it, it's more likely to be english)...but just can't put my finger on it.
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    I would contact Glen (gssixgun) as he can do wonders restoring razors. I would not try this one as a first time, too many mistakes can be made that can ruin as razor that can not be undone. Something that old needs to be left to a pro, not a first timer....no offense intended.

    BTW, would love to have one like that in my collection! Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoughBoy68 View Post
    I would contact Glen (gssixgun) as he can do wonders restoring razors. I would not try this one as a first time, too many mistakes can be made that can ruin as razor that can not be undone. Something that old needs to be left to a pro, not a first timer....no offense intended.

    BTW, would love to have one like that in my collection! Enjoy!
    Yeap, he is my usual go to. I was afraid you were gonna say that though...oh well.

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    Glen is good. He repaired a Joseph Rodgers & Sons frame back with French point for me that had the brass frame or back piece missing. I did the scales, he added the brass frame back and honed it to perfection.
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    I was watching that on the Bay while it was up.. No intention for myself as it would be way beyond my capability but glad someone here won the bid and hopefully we get to see how she looks finished down the road.. Keep us posted for sure.. thanks

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    Don't forget to post pics of the razor when you finish it or have it done by someone else, we love pics!
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    That is a razor that you do not want to learn on. Either practice on a hundred others first or send it out to a pro.
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