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    Default Northfield Cutlery Co. restored

    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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    So here's the finished project. I made a new lead wedge, used brass cup washers and brass pins. It was honed with two layers of tape to 6000 grit on synthetics then the rest of the way with a coticule. Now I'm looking forward to a test shave in the morning! Thanks for looking, it's nice to be able to share these kind of projects.
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    Heck yeah. That's some nice work.
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    Nicer than new! A real beauty!

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    You do very nice work. It is a great display of a nice old razor, but also some nice restoration work.
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    Tuzi you nailed It! Very nice work every detail is noticed.
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    Wow Tuzi, that looks amazing! excellent work!
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    Damn! That looks fantastic. You did a great job.
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    Ditto, kiddo!
    Looks better n new G.
    Well done restoration on a scored up razor. Retuned to service, in style..
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    Very nice Tuzi. Congrads on a fine looking old razor.
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