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    Default Joseph Allen cleaver

    I got this at an antique store in Cheyenne, WY this weekend. It measures from 7/8 to 8/8 from heel to toe (respectively). I didn't spend much time at all sanding/polishing... nor do I know how much effort will go into that aspect. I do know that after honing (had to use 3 layers tape) and maybe 5 minutes on the strop, I was able to do ATG & XTG on the side of my face with only steam towel and hand soap. I was too anxious to do the whole prep. That will come later. I also picked up (except for the scales) an almost pristine W & B w/barber's notch, Union Razor, and a '32' Antelope razor. With the exception of the W/B, all need quite a bit of clean up.
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    Very cool!

    That's the one.

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    Lovely project. That'll look really cool in hand. I'm glad it is nicely sharp.
    Why did you use three layers of electrical? tape?
    Because of the previous amount of honing?

    This is a razor I'd be pleased to use.
    Let's see it when scaled, please

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    I've got the same blade sitting on my bench waiting for restoration.....very nice!!

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    I love the point on that blade. It's a bit more stylized then usual and the rest looks to be in pretty good shape already. Quite nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOB9595 View Post
    Lovely project. That'll look really cool in hand. I'm glad it is nicely sharp.
    Why did you use three layers of electrical? tape?
    Because of the previous amount of honing?

    This is a razor I'd be pleased to use.
    Let's see it when scaled, please
    Hi Tom,

    Yeah, there was quite a bit of spine wear. I didn't want the bevel to be so wide. It was still pretty wide though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crichton View Post
    I've got the same blade sitting on my bench waiting for restoration.....very nice!!
    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by KingOfMalkier View Post
    I love the point on that blade. It's a bit more stylized then usual and the rest looks to be in pretty good shape already. Quite nice.
    It is kind of classy ain't it! Well... massive anyway Just that much more to sand

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