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Thread: George Butler Restore

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    Default George Butler Restore

    I picked up this George Butler razor some time ago. I went through my usual routine for restoration: steel wool and WD40, 800, 1k, 1.5k, and 2k wet/dry sandpaper, followed by lots of polishing with Mother Mag and Aluminium Polish. I found the sanding part went quickly (easy on the etching), but the polishing seemed to take twice as long as usual. There was a fair bit of deep staining on the blade and I decided not to dig too deep. I will get this on the stones in the next few days and take it for a test ride. Here is the before:
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    And here is the after with a close up of the blade etching. Sorry...my pics are terrible:
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    Nice save sir. I have one GB and up until about a week ago I shaved with it for a few months straight. An excellent blade indeed. Enjoy!
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    Nice job looks like it cleaned up just fine.
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    That cleaned up very nicely. You would never have known it had some rust.

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    Aloha!

    That turned out very nice indeed. Once you put it to the stones, I'm sure you'll enjoy shaving with it. I know I would.

    Enjoy!

    -Zip
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    Nice job on saving the etching. Smooth shaves to you.

    Mike

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    Looks great!
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    Looking good, nice etch on the blade face. Nice work!
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