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  • November 28, 2011

    Straight Razor Restoration: A Beginners Guide, Part 1

    Straight Razor collecting, shaving, and maintenance can be a rewarding hobby -- but I constantly receive e-mails from people who find my site and are interested in getting into restoration.  I can't tell you how many times someone has said...

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  • March 16, 2010

    Using Scale thickness to your advantage

    For a while now, I have been using scale thickness as a way to correct uneven grinds in vintage razors. Having come across a ton of old sheffield blades that had been giving me centering problems, and having to work...

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  • February 22, 2010

    A Razor Restoration in Pictures

    A customer asked me to document his restoration.  Razor just needs to be honed now.  Pictures are in order from start to finish.  Customer asked to save the etchings and stamp, so, I had to tread lightly.  There was also...

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  • February 18, 2010

    Custom Spinework

    Here are a few photographs of some spinework I did on a razor free-hand with a dremel. Normally, spine work is done with files, before the steel is hardened. Once it has been hardened, the only way to remove steel...

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  • February 16, 2010

    Grinding Away...

    Some progress on a current project... The blade started with some nasty surface rust and overall crappiness...eventually I got it to a mirror finish.  In the second picture, I planned out some metal removal per the customer's request..and finally in...

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