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    Default Hargreaves, Smith & Co. Imperial Razor restoration

    Just got this Hargreaves, Smith & Co. put together, shave tested and feeling good!
    Horn scales, brass collars, brass wedge, nickel silver pins. The scales were shaped and polished by hand. The blade was hand sanded and the finish was also produced by hand (several attempts needed there). The collars are homemade from brass tube hammered in a jig. The first shave was terrific, two passes close and smooth. Thanks for looking!
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    Your choice of finish is perfect., love the brass wedge too. This razor should find its way to the font if your rotation. Tc
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    Wow that sucker is beautiful, very nice work! The brass wedge looks great with the blonde horn!

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    Nice outcome. I really like the finish you put on the blade.

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    Man! You got it going on! Super-authentic striations and all.
    I always adore seeing things I cannot do. Gives us all hope!

    Most excellent work!
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    To see an old piece of Sheffield steel given a new life,,, is a beautiful thing.
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    That could not have been done better. Stellar work.
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    Beautiful work. How do you drill the honey horn without splitting it if you don't mind me asking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron1234 View Post
    Beautiful work. How do you drill the honey horn without splitting it if you don't mind me asking?

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    Thanks! I drill the horn with a pin vise, slowly.
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    That razor looks great - incredible job!
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