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    Got this a few weeks ago. Best Silver Steel, Handforged.
    It took a killer edge and has been at the top of my rotation since.
    6/8's almost a true wedge.

    Does anyone know more about the 'Handforged' stamp, i.e. if one can assume that this was really handforged, maybe by one person - or was it more like a sales thing?

    Can anyone date this more closely btw?

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    Beautiful Joseph Elliot, "Diamond Edge" arrived, in stellar condition, patina is spectacular on this one.

    Going to get a cleaning with toothbrush and that's it, then onto the hones...

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    I have gotten the faked patina fairly well in hand, but I just cannot make horn scales look old, and honestly with the whole package looking old it looks like mismatched shoes. I know some are into that sort of thing, but that old blade, with the patina that only comes with years and years of caring, along with the beautifully aged scales is a masterpiece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    I have gotten the faked patina fairly well in hand, but I just cannot make horn scales look old, and honestly with the whole package looking old it looks like mismatched shoes. I know some are into that sort of thing, but that old blade, with the patina that only comes with years and years of caring, along with the beautifully aged scales is a masterpiece.
    You think the patina on this one has been added? Haven't hit it with toothpaste and toothbrush yet, date on the coffin box was interesting, as well as the owners name and address on the other side with an Idaho address.

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    Noooooo, it is likely original. And having the patina times two, blade and scales, is a masterful find. It is really hard to get that kind of variegation without it being natural.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    Noooooo, it is likely original. And having the patina times two, blade and scales, is a masterful find. It is really hard to get that kind of variegation without it being natural.
    Thanks Shaun, was thinking, for once I'm thinking, not going to do anything with this razor other than give it a cleaning, not make it shinier than a diamond in a goats azzz, or add some beautiful new horn scales, and you had me thinking the patina was added...not sure if those scales are original though....they don't look like horn?
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    That's a gorgeous old blade Andrew!
    Nice call to do little more than sanitize and such. No rust, just age and time on that blade.
    Nice Boker in the featured SOTD as well my good man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeB52 View Post
    That's a gorgeous old blade Andrew!
    Nice call to do little more than sanitize and such. No rust, just age and time on that blade.
    Nice Boker in the featured SOTD as well my good man.
    The coffin box in the picture, has the name of the owner, and the razor as I mentioned was originally purchased in Idaho, and they lived on Lake Cream Road...fascinating.

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    Well you have it in hand so you have the advantage. I thought they looked like grainy old black horn. I wish I could figure out how to raise the grain like that. I tried soaking them in vinegar and them hitting them with a stiff nylon brush, but no dice. It works well on wood though.
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    Nice, Phrank!

    I think I have some Elliotts! Great razors!
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