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    Cool Gottlieb & Hammesfahr Vintage restore

    My old friend Kasper aka Kasperitis here on SRP sent me a few to clean up and hone but this one stood out as a challenge...

    Kasper will post some "before" pics because as usual, I got excited when I ran out to the shop to test the steel and forgot can you say "DUHHHH"

    This is a 1/2 hollow Gottlieb and Hammesfahr Solingen-Foche spike point which we wern't even sure was going to make it off the bench at all... She came in with some pretty serious rusting across the spine.. Luckily it was red active rust and she cleaned up pretty well.. Not perfect she will always carry the scars of the battle but at least now it is clean and bright steel...

    Polished up the scales and re-pinned and put in new bearing washers...
    We thought about new custom scales but decided that since the old scales were in great shape after the cleaning why not just leave well enough alone...
    I told him she will probably out shave every razor in the collection out of spite


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    BTW that is not a spot on the scales in the pics that is a reflection of the hammer
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    Wow. I'm just amazed at what you were able to do with this blade, honestly. I really didn't think it'd clean up that nice, especially the spine. Gorgeous.

    As Glen mentioned, it was pretty rusty before. Here are pics of the front and back as they were before I sent them out to Glen. Again, just an incredible job. I can't wait to see how it shaves!



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    Nice Save! That tang stamp is interesting as it looks like the Geneva Cutlery Pyramid tang stamp. Any relation?

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    I do not know Joe, it is similar maybe if Manah sees the post he can weigh in, He has a ton of reference books

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    Nice Work Glen!! You never cease to amaze!!

    If by chance I ever get close to being even 1/2 as good as you, I'll feel blessed!

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    Nice work, Glen.
    And nice razor, that was made by one of oldest German companies.
    The Gottlieb Hammesfahr company was founded in 1684.
    Gottlieb Hammesfahr, 1684 - 1880's,
    Gottlieb Hammesfahr & Companie, 1880's - 1935,
    Gottlieb Hammesfahr AG 'Nirosta-Werke', 1935 - present day.
    Registered 12th November 1875, Solingen-Foche, Focher Strasse 60.
    Trademarks "Pyramide", "Nirosta", "Kompressor" were used commercially.
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    Thanks Alex much appreciated I knew it was a good old brand, but didn't realize that old....

    See Luke I told ya she is going to shave a dream outta spite... hehehe

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    Nice save and I know for a fact that those shave wonderfully! Well worth it!

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    Wonderful restore. For my personal visual pleasure, I love seeing those "plain jane" original scales kept, and polished back so nice on this one.

    Of course, seeing the the razor looking good without rust is kinda nice too, lol

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    Love it when they look new & original
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