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    Default #6912 Fredrick Reynolds 7/8 Quarter Hollow

    RAZOR #:6912
    MANUFACTURER: Fredrick Reynolds
    DATE OF MFG: C1860
    BLADE TYPE: Quarter Hollow (P to T 4.984) Mirror Finish

    SCALES: Custom Red Black Honey With Bullsey pins ,adjustable pivot pin
    CONDITION (1-10): 8
    SHAVABILITY (1-10): 8.5
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    VALUE (1-10): 8

    COMMENTS Excellent blade face and edge,mirror finish no defects.Some very small remanants of pits on the tang pile side(Markside is clean)
    Very good condition ,a very inexpensive razor,Another one finshed up this week,will go on sale Monday probably.Best Regards Gary
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    Again, another excellent piece!

    I have noticed that I see no information on wedge material. Are these an injected one piece unit, or a wedge made from the same material?

    Your work has always intrigued me, yet no one has questioned the method (that I have seen). The blades are as fine as any I've seen here, yet the scales are in a league of their own.

    Don't question the master, just watch and learn.

    Very cool!
    Jerry

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    I make them from a resin that a guy in California mixes for me,and add kevlar tape (cloth) in the pivot and wedge areas.The resin I use is one I also use in my business.I design and make custom circuit boards for programable logic controls,and the attributes of the resin are the same as those to make good scales.I made some molds first ones were brass,now they are steel. I pour the mix and colors into the molds,then into a vacuum chamber to de-gas(take the bubbles out)Then they cure at ambient (72F works best)When the scales come out of the molds they still require a lot of finish work.They are two piece,but when you put them together you cant see the wedge seam,when the wedge is the same color as the scales they look like one piece.I tried a lot of commercially available resins in the beginning,and none were satisfactory for scales,either too soft,flexible ,brittle etc.The resin I use now has the right qualities,and my guy has also come up with some compatable dyes for coloring.I pay 270.00 per gallon for it ,and each scale takes around 3 ounces.I just do this as a hobby,and I dont think a guy could make any money at it,as scales dont sell for more than 25.00 installed(Im guessing).I also make custom grips for 1911,SAA Colt,Ruger,and S&W pistols,but will probably stop this summer due to legal liability issues.Hope this answers your questions.I may stop making these scales due to the huge pain in the a** factor,and go back to wood ,horn,ivory,micarta,etc(much easier).Best Regards Gary

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    Define inexpensive...

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    Definitions of inexpensive
    Obamas definition=Below 1 Trillion
    Hillary's Definition=Below 3 Trillion
    Travellers Definition=Below 2 Hundred

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    Sold.............................................. ...........................

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    Beautiful Work!

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