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Joseph Elliot (Best silver Steel) wedge restauration


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Before restauration work:


Scales made from African Blackwood:


Blade after polishing with Fromax Greaseless 80-120-180-320-400-600, also pin hole reduction from almost 4 mm to 1,6 mm can be visible:



Wedge grind:


Blade mounted on scales with adjustable pins and before final polishing with Dico compounds (on it's way to me):


Note: the photos are different because in meantime I made little home photo studio :)


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A very nice silky polish,hope you wont give it a mirror polish:w00t:
Great looking scales. The original bone scales were not restorable ?



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torbenbp said:
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Yes this is nice silky polish and I have hard time thinking if I will mirror polish it or not :confused:
Original scales was not bone ones. They were horn ones and I did polishing job but after that they become transparent yelowish (as an old combs were made) and I did not like them at all so I decide to make new ones with same shape. This razor I plan to keep for myself so it is not so important to keep original scales up.


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decraew said:
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Amen to that,
Almost all the scales after ~1830-1840 were commonly dyed with aniline dye which allowed the use of cheaper cattle horn rather than the greatly more expensive imported Water Buffalo horn. So yours are not unusual. That also can date a razor to decades before and after.
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I am looking for a source of that Amber horn in the United States because I really like its look on certain razors.