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    Hot Pies & Lardy Cake Evin's Avatar
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    Hello Chaps I have decided learn how to shave properly with an open razor and so the Net has brought me to your door.

    I have been DE shaving for a while now with a 1950's flare tip rocket which is nice.
    while looking for more vintage safety Razors in an antiques shop that did not have any but they did have some straights and seeing as they were cheap 17 all together I now have 6 rusty razors which are as follows a matching pair of bone handle Joseph rodgers & sons barbers notch, an Ivory handled Joseph Rodgers & sons spanish point , A Fritzs Bratch Dovo with tortoiseshell handle. R H & sons black handle sheffield steel hollow ground, a Racoon 3 hollow grind from wald solingen and a no name wedge razor made from silver steel.

    So I'm going to get them cleaned up and shave sharp aquire a strop and maybe a hone and then all Hell can break loose!!

    Here are some pics if you want a look at a soon to be beginners set of blades.

    The pair of JR's


    The Ivory handle JR

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    Hot Pies & Lardy Cake Evin's Avatar
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    I think I ran out of space for the other pics so here are the rest of them waiting to be restored

    The Dovo


    The R H & sons


    The Racoon


    And finaly the wedge.


    If anyone knows anything about the last 3 Razors I would be intersted to hear from you.

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    I see the Dovo has a pretty large nick.

    For you restore guys, is that nick make it worthless? or is that salvageable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffegg2 View Post
    I see the Dovo has a pretty large nick.

    For you restore guys, is that nick make it worthless? or is that salvageable?
    I've been told by a respected razor restorer in the UK that it is fixable so that it could be made shave ready.

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    not a bad haul you have there welcome to the forum

    ian

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    Most razors are always open for restoration..my wifes grandfathers was a total restore....the 1st pic is original and the 2nd (my wife model'd)was a complete restore..no choice thnx to the amazing honemeister skills of Maxamilion!

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    Default Greetings Evin

    Welcome to SRD! Nice razor - good luck on the restoration efforts.

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    Evin,

    Welcome and hello from Hastings

    Have fun !

    Best regards

    Russ

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    Hello mate.
    Welcome along.

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    Welcome!

    Thats a nice haul of razors you have there...! That chip can definately be honed out of the DOVO, no problem.

    For now, I would send a couple of them to a pro for a clean up and honing (the DOVO and one of the bone scaled wedges maybe) and just have the others cleaned up.

    Then you'll have a couple of shave ready restored razors to use, and you can practice honing on the other ones whilst using your two pro-honed razors as a benchmark to judge your own honing efforts.

    Good luck, have fun and keep us posted!

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