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    Quote Originally Posted by JSmith1983 View Post
    With my razor it balances perfectly considering how heavy the blade is and how thin the scales are. These scales weigh the same as another bone set that I have that are twice as thick. Maybe the older ivory or bone is denser compared to newer stuff and thats why the change in thickness. Other than that I have no idea why.
    I wonder if the weight being the same as the thicker bone might have to do with the source of the bone. One may be bovine and the other from a more exotic animal ?

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    I'm surprised its not a Swedish razor - I have some Klas Tornblom's with super thin bone and have seen a few other Swedes the same.

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    Hmm got me even more curious now about old bone/ivory to new bone/ivory. Different sources could be why some are thicker than others. Different animals could produce denser product. Now if only I have some mammoth tusk lying around to check weight:quantity ratio.

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    So I decided to mess around with the scales abit. I took a set of horn scales that I had lying around that were 3x as thick, alittle longer and with a bigger lead wedge and the razor still balanced in the same spot. I am going to have to get a postal scale and see what those bone scales weigh. I am thinking that over the years the bone has soaked up alot of stuff to make them that heavy. Either way I think I am going to replace the bone with the horn. The bone looks pretty dry rotted in spots. I will save them for a different razor.

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