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    Wow. Excellent restoration. Perfect bevel. Well done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voidmonster View Post
    Very nice!

    Did the wedge have three holes?

    The razor oughta be 1790-1805. Not a lot of those going around in shaving shape, and fewer still that haven't got a case of heel-tooth from pasted strops or overhoning!

    I've found that it's a little weird to shave with them initially, but it pretty quickly becomes normal. I've never felt in danger of cutting my thumb while using one.
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    The wedge did not have three holes, just one. I think it might be tin, like you were mentioning in a different thread. Seemed harder than lead when I was cleaning it.

    The scales had an extra hole that was plugged with a metal post on both sides, touching the wedge but not going through it. These were hidden under the original collars, been there all along it seems and I'm not sure why they would make them like that.

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    I believe the pins were designed to keep the wedge in place but that's the first I've seen that did not go through the wedge. Beautiful restoration work.

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    Very, very nice. Beautiful job!
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    That looks fantastic!
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    Karlej and I share the same thought. The pins are simple there as a tension hold, once the pin is peened it applies enough tension to keep the wedge from moving. Looks like there are dimples in the wedge .
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    Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing....
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    Wow that is a wonderful restore.

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    Thanks for the kind feedback everybody, I really take it to heart!

    Shave Report: This razor is a marvelous shaver! It took only a few seconds to get used to the blade and tang, then it was really a joy. I took right to it, and the smile of the blade toward the end suits me nicely. I was able to do all under the jawline on both sides with that nice smile and I did the upper lip with the straighter narrow part near the heel. I was worried about my thumb somehow coming near the cutting edge but that was a non-issue. Holding with a normal grip my thumb never came close to that.

    Amazing to think how old it is and still is able to shave so well. This is probably the oldest razor I have ever shaved with and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It shaved better than half my other razors and on par or better than the other half. Keeping the geometry true throughout the restoration was key, the effort really paid off. Such a satisfying hobby!
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    Beautiful restoration job, it's very satisfying to shave with a 200 yrs old + razor. I think of all the previous owners and what sort of life they had. We are just keepers of these for the next generations to enjoy .
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