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    Quote Originally Posted by ScienceGuy View Post
    Note also the collarless pinning at the pivot, which is typical. I wonder if these scales are not original to the razor due to the collars at the back?
    Actually the collars are at the pivot. All Case Bros, I've been told by an expert in the field, are pinned with collars at the pivot and no pinned without collars at the wedge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    Actually the collars are at the pivot. All Case Bros, I've been told by an expert in the field, are pinned with collars at the pivot and no pinned without collars at the wedge.
    Indeed, there's a goodly number of them pictured just that way over here.

    Good to know if I ever find myself restoring one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    Actually the collars are at the pivot. All Case Bros, I've been told by an expert in the field, are pinned with collars at the pivot and no pinned without collars at the wedge.
    Oh wow, good to know, thanks.

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    very great thread and add on guys !!!

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    Thanks! I've got a couple more examples en route, I'll put them up as they come in.

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    Here's one that just came in. French, early 1800s.

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    Here's one on ebay currently that the seller claims is genuine tortoise.

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    Anyone want to have a go at it? Real or fake? What material if fake? How did you tell?

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    I will venture Fake
    Crisp lines
    second pick color not through
    third pick looks to show blond color at chip in dark area.

    Best guess dyed horn...
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    It is just Whisker Whacking
    Relax and Enjoy!
     



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    Quote Originally Posted by pfries View Post
    I will venture Fake
    Crisp lines
    third pick color not through
    fourth pick looks to show blond color at chip in dark area.

    Best guess dyed horn...
    Fourth pic? i must be missing one! nevertheless i say fake as well, looks like surface stained, small chunk missing in pic 1 shows darker color only on surface. +1 for dyed horn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin103 View Post
    Fourth pic? i must be missing one! nevertheless i say fake as well, looks like surface stained, small chunk missing in pic 1 shows darker color only on surface. +1 for dyed horn.
    LOL fixed had the last one from the post above in my view and I was getting help from my four year old..... 2nd and 3d.....
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