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    I decided to make a new pair of scales for my old W. Greaves blade for now. A person whom I won't mention was doing some blade regrinds for me a few months ago but told me some family issues arose & that he would not be able to do anymore for awhile or I'd have at least had him polish this blade for me. It is ok for right now but I can take it back apart later & polish it. I have a regular buffer & don't know if it will work with some extra wheels & some greaseless compound but I'm thinking it would work for now until I build me a buffer which is what I would like to do. Roy, cudarunner, sent me his plans quite awhile back. I have then saved in a file. If I remember right, this scale material started out as black but as I got them thinner, they have a transparency to them. You can actually see the blade through them. I used to use Mother's to hand polish new scales but I found that Maas works a lot better & is more glossy even though Mother's does do a good job.
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    Those came out very well. the shape is really nice. I like the minimum polished gleam of them.
    Are they horn?
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    Yes Richard, they are horn. Thank you for your compliments always!
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    They turned out well Steve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celticcrusader View Post
    They turned out well Steve.
    Thank you Jamie!
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    Looks great! The old blade looks swell as-is, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    Looks great! The old blade looks swell as-is, IMO.
    Thanks Tom. I was thinking the same. They really don't have to be polished just because they are in new scales.
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    very nice !! i love the shape of those scales ( and the blade but we already know that .lol ) something a bit straighter like your scales is what i was thinking on the Greaves stubtail i have the poll going on ...
    the combo you have is great !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gooser View Post
    very nice !! i love the shape of those scales ( and the blade but we already know that .lol ) something a bit straighter like your scales is what i was thinking on the Greaves stubtail i have the poll going on ...
    the combo you have is great !!
    Thanks my Greaves friend! I have some more already started a few months ago but haven't finished. I actually started on these months ago but they were on a different blade. I only had 1500 my highest grit sandpaper then but now I have 2000, 2500 & 3000 grit so I sanded them more & polished them. I have a Thomas Turner Everlasting blade similar but the Greaves looked a lot better in them so I went with 'em.
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    Real nice work on that Grievous blade Steve.
    I like the spine notch half way up, adds a nice line break visually.
    Nice choice of material and wedge shape for that blade.
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