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    Default The Old Grey Duck .

    Just ain't what she used to be.

    Here she is before. The seller was very good a describing what can be seen but he did make 1 mistake in advertising.

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    Cell rot ? Just rust ? Both ? Does it matter ?

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    You may ask what was he thinking buying THAT !
    I just had a gut feeling it was going to turn out okay.

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    Well I was surprised when I got it. It looked just as bad as the pictures. :<0) And it was an 8/8 and not a 7/8 as described. It also had a bevel that was 3" long.
    I watched the tip of the toe disappear while scraping off the rust there and so I had to shorten it about an 1/8 which helpped make the chunk of rust up near the spine get smaller. There are still some deep pits on the tang and 2 on the blade itself but there was just no way to take that much out of the thickness without leaving a different kind of blemish.
    Initial bevel set took it to 15/16ths.

    So here it is after some praying and a lot of work.

    15/16ths with 2 7/8" bevel.
    Set in translucent grey acrylic scales.
    All original hardware.
    I am not happy with the pics but too lazy to set up the whole photo tent.
    I plan on setting it up and making a photo collection of all my Ducks after Christmas.





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    Hope you like it and thanks for looking.
    Good judgment comes from experience, and experience....well that comes from poor judgment.

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    Nice catch. Great job bringing her back to life.

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    OMG!!
    I can't believe that's the same razor!
    Magnificent job.
    My guess is that your 'Gut Feeling' comes with a whole lot of experience whereas my 'Gut Feeling' would be like throwing a dart at the board (no, I'm not good at darts).

    Enjoy it while shaving...and heck, just staring at it. If it helps, I'm pea green with envy.
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    Great save on that one. That is one big duck.

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    Gotta love when a plan works out like that.

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    Yes, a great save !!!!

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    Horns and Thunder! A DD that is an 8/8 hollow....wow...learn something new everyday!

    That is an awesome job on the restore...gorgeous blade!


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    Amazing save!

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    Now I don't feel bad for jacking up the price on this...

    Nice One pups!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrank View Post
    Horns and Thunder! A DD that is an 8/8 hollow....wow...learn something new everyday!

    That is an awesome job on the restore...gorgeous blade!

    I haven't been Duck hunting that long but this is the 3rd Duck at 8/8. The first 2 were Goldedges and 1 I missed while drinking in the blind and the other was waaaay out of range. This one was just too ugly I guess.
    Good judgment comes from experience, and experience....well that comes from poor judgment.

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