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    Default French Razor with Carved Scales

    I picked up a couple of French razors for some ideas I have. This one is stamped Imbert Aine 119 R. Monmartre, Paris.
    It's a Faux frameback and it worked just fine. Sanded and polished the blade. The leg of the letter "P" and the bottom of the letter "S" were missing from the word Paris so I etched them back in place.
    For the scales I went with Ivory ( yes, pre ban) that I drew up a design,carved , and then scrimshawed.
    The pinstripe as well as the sketch of the Cathedral of Sacre Coeur ( on Monmarte ) made a fitting subject for the face scale. It fits under a dime. For the back scale,, well being Paris,, I did the Eiffel Tower of course. It's roughly the size of a sharpened pencil point.
    Since black was used for the scrim I did a black horn wedge.
    The brass pins are washerless and the two in the center are merely for decoration.
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    Omg that is amazing!
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    Oh my! How striking! A real pleasure on the eyes. I constantly admire your talent. Thanks for sharing.

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    Excellent job of it and the scales are just super.

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    Thanks guys.
    I have some " in the process" shots I can post in the workshop if anyone is interested in this type of thing.
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    Stunning. I would be keen to see the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grazor View Post
    Stunning. I would be keen to see the process.
    OK, will do. And thank you!

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    As usual stunning work. How many hours did that take to carve?

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    Yes post the in progress shots

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    " ", as always you leave me speechless.
    "The sharpening stones from time to time provide officers with gasoline."

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