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    Beautifully done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolodave View Post
    Great job.

    That bone is about the whitest I have seen. Did you use a bleach or something else to get that color?

    Thanks for sharing
    It's camel bone. The blanks were white as snow when I started but they picked up a little character when I buffed them.

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    This morning I shaved with this blade. The 3 pass shave was outstanding. I did find that with the tang so thin and no tail to speak of it felt awkward in my hand. I shave with both left and right hands. On the WTG stroke the weight of the scales, even at .100 thickness, tended to want to twist the blade in my hand. I found I had to concentrate on a relaxed but firm grip. Thank goodness it had top and bottom jimps. This was not an issue on the across and upward passes. So although the shave was A+ I found holding onto the razor was a bit odd. Other sub tails I have do present this challenge to grip.

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    Well, it's been stated above, Pradier was top notch at the time. There are few things as gorgeous for an old French razors lover as an ivory scaled Pradier with the shield on it

    You did a very fine job there, very faithful, congratulations !
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    Well done on the restore. That is a piece anyone would be proud to own.
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    Well turned out, the handle looks great.

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    I haven't seen as many French razors. It turned out great. Is the short tang common to the razors made in France?

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    There is nothing "common" in circa 1820 French razors.

    How could I convey it... The UK was far ahead in terms of cutlery, and well, French cutlers tried to be "on par", but it's most of the time... "awkward". I do love these old awkward French razoirs ( 3 beautiful ones so far), but, awkward anyways...

    As good as they are and as beautiful as they may seem, these blades need a bit of experience... Even the best of them, I would lke you to trust me on that.But are well worth it
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    Everything old is new again. To think, I shaved with a French straight last night that was made around 100 years after the blade you've breathed life back into that doesn't look half as classy :P
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    Great looking restoration, congrats.
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