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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceni View Post
    Looks to be in good shape. It should clean up and shave very well

    The patina doesn't look too deep I would give it a quick polish with something like Autosol or mothers and see what it looks like before you think about stripping it. Chances are it'll come straight up to a nice finish without needing to be fully restored.
    She's been De scaled for a good two years now. The rust was bad around the pin area so needed to come off

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    That's fair enough then, It should clean up well.

    Am I right in thinking you have a 5/8 model.

    Just checked my 5/8 it has a fair bit of toe wear and get's honed on 2 layers of tape.
    The 6/8 and 7/8 in my collection are only done on 1 layer.

    Yours looks to have far less wear and can probably be done on 1 layer of tape.
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    I'll soon be up to 5 of 7 Bismarcks.

    I've got some images of the 7/8 to go up today, and I just won an auction for a Bismarck super.

    So far the set is looking like.

    5/8 registered
    6/8 registered
    7/8 German hollow number 500
    6/8 Dovo ebony
    5 or 6/8 Bismarck super number 11.

    Not sure what I'm going to dig up for the last 2! So far all are boxed and I think I should keep that trend up.

    So pictures of the 7/8 number 500!







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    That's a very handsome blade !!....I had no idea they went up to 7/8"....Now, I must keep a lookout for one !!
    Congratulations
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    Here's a recent addition, my first vintage Bismarck. Since these pics were taken I've only washed, sterilized and honed it. Love the shaves do far!
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    You should love the shaves. To my eye that looks like a Fritz Bracht era Dovo production.

    It's a very nice blade and looks to be a lot thinner than the modern productions. Should be a superb shaver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceni View Post
    You should love the shaves. To my eye that looks like a Fritz Bracht era Dovo production.

    It's a very nice blade and looks to be a lot thinner than the modern productions. Should be a superb shaver.
    Thanks and yes, I do love the way it shaves.

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