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  1. First full restoration - Rodgers 5/8" hollow in blond horn

    by , 07-29-2011 at 09:05 AM
    Hey folks,

    So I've been getting more into restorations recently and have hand sanded up a few blades now, and made some scales. I finally got some time to assemble this one this weekend and I'm really pleased with the way it turned out..!

    The blade was rusted and pitted to anything when I got it (no before pics stupidly.. I'll remember next time) so I hand sanded it from 120 grit sandpaper through 240, 400, 600 and 1200 then onto 1800, 3600, 6000 and 12000 grit micromesh ...
  2. Wosty Pipe Restore - Black Horn and Faux Ivory Wedge

    by , 07-29-2011 at 08:51 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Stubear View Post
    Hi folks,

    Heres another restore that I just finished today.

    The blade is a 5/8" hollow ground that I cleaned up with sandpaper and micromesh and rescaled in black horn. The wedge is faux ivory and the pins are double stacked nickel and brass with brass rod.

    I'm really happy with the way this one turned out and to top it all off she was a joy to hone! I'm really looking forward to test shaving this one tomorrow.

    Hope you like it!
  3. All that glitters is not Damascus...

    by , 07-24-2011 at 12:16 AM
    I've noticed on eBay that there have suddenly been a lot of Damascus blades crop up for around the 25 mark, and some of them are actually quite pretty. I can certainly understand why the newer folks might grab one thinking its a good deal.

    I've seen a few of these blades recently which have been sent to me for honing (mostly Wildox branded) and these blades really will not take a shaving edge. The bevels come out a mile wide and wonky, the spines dont make contact with the hone and ...