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    Default "GB" Anchor / Iron Cross 19/16 in Horn

    Here is one of 3 monsters that I am scaling this week. Just so happens to be my own personal monster.. figured it was worthy of its own thread!

    This "GB" most likely was George Brittain or at least one of the firms he was partnered with. The anchor could possibly mean birmingham, but, I don't think we'll ever know. Probably made in the 1840s, would be my guess.

    the washers are original & I was able to save them. They were rusty, and not all the pitting from them was able to be buffed out. They might even be steel? Odd, but.. hey.. I'm not complaining I'd much rather keep the original washers.

    the new scales are quite a bit larger to counteract the weight of the blade. It fits a little snug in its leather case.

    The blade is not without imperfections.. it seemed like someone took a giant wire wheel to it.. rough, rough shape. I spent an hour of 80 grit greaseless on it and I felt like it was time to stop, and went through the progression.... pics are pre-honing.

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    Here is some perspective... next to that 11/16 Barber I resto'd last week. it really is a beast!



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    That's a BEAST!

    Love the scales. They're a beautiful shape. Must be nice to have one just for yourself. Enjoy it!

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    She is a monster, but oh what a pretty monster she is!

    Brad, you've done a gorgeous job on the blade and the scales are a wonderful match. As much great work as you do for others on here, it's good to see you treating yourself to such a nice piece of steel!

    Let us know how she shaves...

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    Nice!

    I love those big fire axes, they look brilliant and always seem to shave well...! Hope you enjoy it Brad!

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    Awesome.....Wow, gotta find me one now....Great job

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    I just love me those wedges

    lovely work too !

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    That thing is massive!

    But i bet is shaves like a dream!

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    Good golly, Miss Molly

    I like this restore
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    That is a Beautiful Huge blade!

    Another great Job!

    Enjoy her.

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