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    Found this old rusty Dorko 14 several weeks ago. Wasn’t able to save the original scales so redressed her in some suitable honey horn. Salvaged the Dorko logo from the original scales as well as the third pin and used the old scales for the wedge. Used my small nickel silver cup washer and NS pins. Progressively sanded away the pitts and got her honed up nicely now. She shaves beautifully and is now a leader in my rotation. Love the old Dorkos. Show and tell!
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    Beautiful restoration Austin!
    You really did the razor justice breathing new life into it.
    Congratulations and enjoy!

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    Looking at the before pictures I would have said it’s a goner but apparently I’d be wrong, you saved the unsaveable. It looks great too.
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    A very fine job. Hard to believe its the same razor.
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    Thanks for all the positive feedback on the resto. I have been pretty much a Sheffield wedge guy for the last ten years or so. Just recently have started to get into the larger hollow grounds, primarily the 14s, like Dorko and now the Filarmonicas. Totally a different feel from the old Sheffields, but all fun to shave with. It's all good. Thanks, Austin
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    That is an awesome save, the honey horn is very fitting for that blade.

    I wouldn’t have thought there was enough steel to get a usable edge out of it. Was it not pitted too badly?
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    Very nice save, enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfk742 View Post
    That is an awesome save, the honey horn is very fitting for that blade.

    I wouldn’t have thought there was enough steel to get a usable edge out of it. Was it not pitted too badly?
    There was a lot of superficial rust but some pitting as well. Took a long time to hand sand it all out. Patience is a learned virtue. Here is the show side.
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    That is hard to believe, Bruv! Most excellent save!

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    Great proof of hand sandings value sir,!
    Nothing short of beauty save.
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