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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    Very nice Tuzi. Congrads on a fine looking old razor.
    Lovely work on a Great American classic...Simply beautiful!
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    Very nice work on a great American razor.
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    That is special, wonderful work! I only hope to be at your level some day!


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    Thanks everybody for the kind words and encouragement, great to hear it! I had a terrific shave with it today, a nice comfortable close coticule edge. It has good weight and balance with the kind of smile that I've become very fond of.

    And as some of you already know, I have a thing for Northfields. These were made in the USA, from imported English steel, by workers who were mostly imported from Sheffield. A neat time in history and they turned out some great razors. Then I also have a personal connection as I lived in Northfield when I was a kid and spent a lot of time fishing in the pond where the factory once stood.

    Some pictures of the pond and dam here https://hiddeninplainsightblog.com/2...ld-knife-shop/
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    Very nice restore, nothing better than a a smile. ☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by xiaotuzi View Post
    Just got this one off the workbench and across the hones. I came by it in rough shape as someone went at it sideways with some kind of power tool. It had sideways grind marks on both sides and some pitting near the spine as well. The scales had lots of deep bug bites.
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    I'm still doing my restorations mostly by hand with simple tools. I cut scales out of a horn blank with a coping saw and shaped, sanded and polished to match the originals. I got lucky with a little nice coloration on the end.
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    I hand sanded the blade until all the grind marks and pits were out being careful to remove steel evenly. Even steel removal is important to avoid waviness in the blade face and an uneven bevel. Here I have it sanded to 800 grit, later I continued on by hand to 3000 grit then spent a couple minutes polishing the haze out with 1 and then .25 micron diamond lapping paste on a wool wheel with a dremel.
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    Brilliant !!... I have several N.C razors that have been awaiting restoration for several years. I must get around to it [emoji3]

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    Amazing job there Tuzi, you do the old beat up ones justice my friend
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    Beautiful save! That's a keeper for sure. Thanks for sharing.
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