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    Do you think that is cell rot? I haven't got the razor in my hands so I put a photo.
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    Looks like the beginning of cell rot.

    How bout a pic of the scales, too.
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    From the little I can see of the scales, they appear to be ivory. If they are then there is no way you have cell rot. To have cell rot the scales need to be made of cellulose material, which many were. Better photo of the scales might help determine better what they are made of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    From the little I can see of the scales, they appear to be ivory. If they are then there is no way you have cell rot. To have cell rot the scales need to be made of cellulose material, which many were. Better photo of the scales might help determine better what they are made of.

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    Τhanks Bob and Mike for your answers. As for the scales with my little experience I think it is ivory. If so I can not explain the yellowing on the blade. I also send photos from the scales.Name:  s-l64.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    From the little I can see of the scales, they appear to be ivory. If they are then there is no way you have cell rot. To have cell rot the scales need to be made of cellulose material, which many were. Better photo of the scales might help determine better what they are made of.

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    Same opinion as Bob. Looks like ivory and Heljestrands often were scaled with ivory. So there cannot be the typical cell-root. Maybe it is just old resinfied oil on the blade?
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    The worst case scenario is that the razor had celluloid scales before and the scales changed to ivory later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyriakos View Post
    The worst case scenario is that the razor had celluloid scales before and the scales changed to ivory later.
    Yeah but typically Heljestrands haven't been scaled with such kind of celluloid that causes cell-root. And that the scales have been double rescaled is not very likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatzicho View Post
    Same opinion as Bob. Looks like ivory and Heljestrands often were scaled with ivory. So there cannot be the typical cell-root. Maybe it is just old resinfied oil on the blade?
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    Thanks Peter for your answer.
    The point is that the yellowing is on both sides at the same height. That is where the scales close

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