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    I would advocate you try to conserve as much of the scales as possible. Certainly, one side is pretty damaged and may need replacement, but I think it would be worth checking with a knowledgeable restorer like Zak Jarvis (Voidmonster on SRP).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maladroit View Post
    I would advocate you try to conserve as much of the scales as possible. Certainly, one side is pretty damaged and may need replacement, but I think it would be worth checking with a knowledgeable restorer like Zak Jarvis (Voidmonster on SRP).
    Hi & thanks for the advice.
    I am planning on saving as much of the original scales as i can.
    I've been restoring vintage Straights for nearly two years but this will be my first time working with mother of pearl, still learning.


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    Just curious but, could those bolsters? possibly be made out of silver? That razor is a great catch and I would send it out because I would be terrified that I would screw it up. I would also try to keep a lot of the patina on the blade considering it's age. I wouldn't want it to look brand new as it obviously is pretty old!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mglindo View Post
    Just curious but, could those bolsters? possibly be made out of silver? That razor is a great catch and I would send it out because I would be terrified that I would screw it up. I would also try to keep a lot of the patina on the blade considering it's age. I wouldn't want it to look brand new as it obviously is pretty old!

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    Hi Mike, I think you are correct.
    I carried out some tests after de-pinning today.
    I've decided to change out the mop for new ones.
    I could put one new scale on but it might not match the original remaining scale.
    No hallmark but carried out four tests to confirm.
    1. Silver is non magnetic
    2. Ice melts on them really fast as compared to ice on the blade.
    3. They shine really easy, no sandpaper was used, just a buff.
    4. Silver is soft as is tang, bolsters & strip around spacer.
    Another tale tail sign is no rust, rust on actual blade and pins, rust that seeped into the mother of pearl but only tarnishing on bolster, tang & tail.
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    I am so jealous. That is going to be gorgeous!


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    Lovely razor
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    Quote Originally Posted by mglindo View Post
    I am so jealous. That is going to be gorgeous!


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    Thank you! I hope it turns out good too but i'll keep you all updated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JOB15 View Post
    Lovely razor
    Thank you


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    It looks like youíve got the history sorted out there.

    The original MOP should be repairable, especially considering that the metal backing is providing all the structural support. Iíve never done repairs on MOP, but a quick look around and it looks like my favorite compound in the universe is the go-to for fixing it (cyanoacrylate glue).

    You might find it difficult to source MOP large enough for single piece scales on that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Voidmonster View Post
    It looks like youíve got the history sorted out there.

    The original MOP should be repairable, especially considering that the metal backing is providing all the structural support. Iíve never done repairs on MOP, but a quick look around and it looks like my favorite compound in the universe is the go-to for fixing it (cyanoacrylate glue).

    You might find it difficult to source MOP large enough for single piece scales on that.


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    Thank you for replying Zak & for the advice, your input & opinion is always appreciated.

    It is indeed difficult finding replacement MOP in that size but i will continue the search.
    I would love to repair and reuse the original scales but the rust stains are off putting and ruins the look of the MOP in my opinion, then there is hygiene to think of also if iím planning on using to shave with.
    Where the rust stains are i think would cause a weak point & might fracture while peening the new pins.



    Iíll still keep the original scales.
    I too have not worked on MOP before so it will be a new experience.

    Again thank you for replying & will keep you all updated on itís progress.


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