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    Default My neighbor is a welding genius!!

    I am new in this hobby. A friend gave me a handful of scaleless blade to play with for my honing skills and restoration skills as he is busy working on amazing high end projects.

    One of the blade he gave me was snapped in half at the tang between the pin hole and heel. I have no idea how the happened. The razor is otherwise clean and lacked any other damage. We toyed with making a kamisori style fixed blade. I toyed with trying a welding job with my small MIG but knew it would not turn out well. I took it to my neighbor who runs a business with several welders that routinely do stainless and TIG welding. I showed it to him and this is what came back to me.

    Unfortunately I cannot find the before picture. You will have to take my word for it. A clean break without edge distortion.

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    Now on to scales and honing.

    BTW, does anyone have any info on this razor history?

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    Looks nice.

    I'm to dumb to bookmark things, but if you Google the name of the razor pass along the eBay, pintrest and etsy listings you should be able to find some references that have the history of the manufacturers.
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    Aloha!

    I can tell you that this is indeed the work of a skilled weldor. I used to have a very large hobby welding shop for metal art and repair. I got certified in MIG, TIG, STICK and Oxy/Acetylene welding from a local skilled-trade adult education night school. I spent years of study and practice honing my skill set. I also spent a small fortune equipping my shop with the very finest equipment that money could buy. I worked hard at stainless and dissimilar metal repair. Braising and TIG mostly for joining dissimilar metals. Both require a great deal of finess to make your work look even remotely presentable, let alone seamless.

    It is very difficult to make a small elegant weld that is pleasing to the naked eye. It's easy to weld an exhaust pipe or a bed frame. Not so easy to do ultra-delicate work like you have an example of. To elegantly join a delicate structure such as a straight razor blade tang while preserving much of the ingraving? Impressive. And it looks like he controlled the heat as best he could while fusing the metal. I'm very impressed.

    Cudos to your neighbor. Congrats on the repaired blade. Unfortunately, I do not have any personal knowledge of the blade's provenance. It is likely one or two straight razor gurus here will help you with the history of this blade.
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    Impressive work. If he was able to do such a clean job one would think he was able to preserve the temper.

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    Most times when breaks like that get repaired it is with silver solder and not welding. While not a skilled welder, I do manage to stick things together, and feel that is an impressive job.
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    Grah & Plümacher, Inh. Gebr. Plümacher. Solingen-Weyer: Brüderstrasse 25 in 1939 and 1983. Brand names: 'Feinklang' (1921), 'Silver Ring', 'The Gael', 'The Gotta' (1922).
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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    Most times when breaks like that get repaired it is with silver solder and not welding. While not a skilled welder, I do manage to stick things together, and feel that is an impressive job.
    True, and that's probably what I would have used is Silver Solder. Some higer end brands can give you a tensile strength of over 50k psi which is in the range of Brazing. Employ a Jewelers Brazing Torch and you are all set. Even still, I don't think my end result would have been as good as what we see in this thread.
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    Nice looking fix.

    I wonder if someone tried to straighten a bent tang.
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    Straightening is my guess as well. No damage from something like being dropped.

    I finished up the scales on it and ran it through a bevel set and complete honing. Hoping to try it tomorrow. Hoping for no blood with that nasty looking point. I have never shaved with a point like that before.

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    Looks great. Fancy.
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