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Thread: CV Haljestrand w/ Ornate Scales - Missed it! Darn!!!

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    Default CV Haljestrand w/ Ornate Scales - Missed it! Darn!!!

    Was out watching some local fireworks and missed the end of the auction for this razor that I wanted the scales for:

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    Blade looks like it may be done, but can't believe I missed the end of this....

    If anyone here got here it, would love to hear about it....dang...such plans I had....

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    I have one exactly like it, with the same exact cell rot, it will not hold an edge.

    It is a pity, the scales were gorgeous. I have unscaled it, and still have the scales intact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Euclid440 View Post
    I have one exactly like it, with the same exact cell rot, it will not hold an edge.

    It is a pity, the scales were gorgeous. I have unscaled it, and still have the scales intact.
    Check your inbox, think I've managed to send 50 or so in the last minute or two....

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    Those scales are definitely gassing off Andrew...count your blessings that you didn't acquire it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfpack34 View Post
    Those scales are definitely gassing off Andrew...count your blessings that you didn't acquire it....
    Do tortoise scales gas off like that....???

    Or are they not tortoise scales....listing I believe said they were...
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    Those are celluloid 'faux tortoise scales' Andrew. I've restored the exact same razor for a friend...scales ended up going in the trash bin. The razor restored OK though...
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    I also saw this piece on auction last week, and declined just because the cell rot from the scales. I agree on the beauty of the scales, but letting a good piece of steel under its influence was a pity. Have enough Heljestrands in my rotation, BTW. Currently I'm in fever for a smiling 6/8 Ran Tan Ka Rus.

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    Sounds like you dodged a bullet.
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    Scary thing about that one is the polished blade. If the potential buyer didn't have a sharp eye ..........
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