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    Need some expert advice on the Geneva cutlery company. What's everyone takes and thoughts on the company. I know American made is never good.lol but what ya'll think? Decent or garbage? Same as the one in the picture. Generally the same condition not quite as bad, but still slight pitting.Name:  geneva1.jpg
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    That will clean right up and shave fine after a good home session. Are you looking to restore it yourself? If so start with 0000 steel wool and wd40. Clean it up a bit and use mother metal polish or the like. If you need more info just ask I'm sure others will be along. But you have a nice blade to start with.
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    The one I had was a bit warped so it never took an amazing edge. I have heard others say they are good razors though so should be good

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    Really eh? I often start with a rougher grit sand paper and work my way down to a 1000 than 2000 grit to finish. Than try a polish, but nothing seems to get a good complete mirror finish(just crap that came in my Dremmel accessories kit tho). I enjoy doing it, but savińg some of the hours and hours invested would be nice.lolWhat would you recommend? And you say steel wool and wd 40 eh? Hmmm will have to give this a try next time. Also have a Joseph Allen and sons I am doing. About the same style, just rounded scales rather than flat. And a bit narrower of a blade. Closer to a 7/16.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wightman View Post
    Need some expert advice on the Geneva cutlery company. What's everyone takes and thoughts on the company. I know American made is never good.lol but what ya'll think? Decent or garbage? Same as the one in the picture. Generally the same condition not quite as bad, but still slight pitting.
    As ejmolitor37 has advised the steel wool and WD40 and then some metal polish is a good place to start.

    However to say that American Made is never good is WRONG! Those razors that came out of the Little Valley area are some of the finest shavers out there.

    Get it cleaned up and send it out for a good honing. There are several members up there in the Great White North who might be able to help you out with the honing.
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    Sometimes all a razor need is some metal polish or some 000 steel wool.
    If you don't care about about looks then when the active rust is gone you can just hone and go I believe.
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    And honing is something I have yet to perfect. Can never seem to get them shave sharp

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    I do care of looks, try to get as close to a mirror finish as I can

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wightman View Post
    And honing is something I have yet to perfect. Can never seem to get them shave sharp
    Yes I recommend least invasive first. Then send it out for honing. Best way to start this process. If there is still some pits you are not liking, go down to say 600 or 800 and go up then polish. Least invasive to start simply so as not to damage any more than need be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudarunner View Post
    As ejmolitor37 has advised the steel wool and WD40 and then some metal polish is a good place to start.

    However to say that American Made is never good is WRONG! Those razors that came out of the Little Valley area are some of the finest shavers out there.

    Get it cleaned up and send it out for a good honing. There are several members up there in the Great White North who might be able to help you out with the honing.
    Thank you very much sir... I truly thought American made was never sought after and lower quality of the good razors

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