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    Default looking for some advice for restoring this razor

    This was my grandfathers razor and since I'm almost 60 now, and he past in the 1950's, I'm assuming this is probably from the 1920's. Anyway, I'd love any information on somewhere or someone that could restore it and hone it. Any information would be greatly appreciated

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    I could be wrong but i think somewherd on this site 8s a list of folks that do this kind of work. I know we have a few for sure but i dont want to point you in any direction as it wouldnt be fair to others. Someone will chime in with where the list is soon.

    And welcome my friend!
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    Not much to restore from the looks of it, and you're going to be needing a hobby since you're nearing retirement age..you could probably do some of the restoration work yourself (seriously!) if you start reading up and hang out in the workshop forum. I'm working through my first restorations and I can tell you that it can be done! Lots of information and help here, and as I said, some basic polishing would have it looking great while retaining some of the aged charm. You might have to learn how to peen the front together if that's missing. Many here might tell you to not even touch it as far as restoration/polishing goes!

    You can learn to hone too by reading, watching Lynn's and others' videos, but there's a little more cost investment, and you'd want to pick up some cheap practice razors before touching a family heirloom item like that.

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    If not proficient at honing I would send out to a pro for honing a family heirloom. Its not that hard screwing up a blade by not knowing what you are doing, trust me, been there, done that! I was lucky it wasn't a family heirloom that I screwed up.

    As far as the clean up goes, Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish should take care of the blade. A toothbrush and some mild soap or toothpaste should take care of the scales. Dental floss works for around the pin and pipe cleaners work well between the scales.

    Good luck and enjoy!
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    Reel him on in fellas!
    Welcome to the party Matt! as already stated, they're are some very knowledgeable folks on this site so you've come to the right place! I wish I had my Grandfathers Razor! It doesn't look like it will take a lot to get that one up and running!
    Cleaning up part is easy as already described, but I wouldn't want to try honing it as a first try! Let one of the pro's on the site do it! This hobby of collecting, honing and using these ancient weapons is a lot of fun if you decide to take it up!
    Glad to have you!
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    As others have said, this is a minimal restoration, requiring cleaning and honing. Seeing that the op may have limited knowledge of the skills required: I'd recommend that he send it to Glenn aka gssixgun. As this is an heirloom, I'd not recommend that this razor is one to practice the required skills

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