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    Default Hargreaves, Smith & Co. "Imperial" restoration

    I finished up a little restoration project I've been doing and wanted to share it with you guys. It's a Hargreaves, Smith & Co. Imperial Razor that I've had in the to-do pile for a couple years. I disassembled it back then...
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    I was planning on reusing the scales but then I remembered what I didn't like about them... They are way too long for this blade. There's almost a 3/4 inch gap between the end of the blade and the wedge. Other than that, there's nothing wrong with them, I'll save them for a better fitting blade. Here's the old scales pictured below with the blade... little too long IMHO.
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    So I made new horn scales and a new lead wedge, pinned together using nickel silver domes (Austin's) and bronze (yes, bronze) pins from down Texas way. Honed up and finished on a yellow-green thuringian. Thanks for looking...

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    Last edited by xiaotuzi; 10-25-2017 at 03:02 AM.
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    Well done, sir. Well done! The finish on the blade looks fantastic. Nice idea with the silver and bronze pinning.
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    Very nice. Your usual well done blade finish. I like it a lot.
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    Beautiful, love the spine work on that one, I've got an old Hargreaves FBU....superb shavers.
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    Lovely work.
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    Heavens to Betsy, that is a beautiful piece of work.
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    A beautiful razor, nicely restored. I can see why you changed the scales... a much more balanced look.
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    A real beauty. Nice work.
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    Came out really nice Tuzi! Great work!
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    Phenomenal work per usual! Seriously, do you ever make a mistake? The trademark satin finish is spectacular as always--I really like how it makes the lines of the razor stand out. Just grand!
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