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    Quote Originally Posted by altshaver View Post
    Is the micarta blade made from a mixture of metal as in "damascus" steel? I thought those blades were the same as the Dovo 41's.
    No it's regular stainless steel, the pattern is decorative. I don't know whether the blades are the same, they seemed different to me, but I don't have the statistics to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Pastor View Post
    I took of the scales, and threw them away. Then I bought a set of perlex scales and made the "Miclex":
    You know, micarta is the material of the scales, once you get rid of it there's no micarta left in the razor whatsoever. Your job now is to come up with a better name. The blade says 'en vogue', so how about envoglex?

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    I'd go for the perlex myself the micarta is a little thicker in the hands, while the perlex would be more manageable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rekonball View Post
    I'd go for the perlex myself the micarta is a little thicker in the hands, while the perlex would be more manageable.
    Over the last 20 years i have had 3 razor with plastic or Perlex scales. I now own a
    Micarta one. It is true that the Micarta scale is thicker but i feel it will probably
    last longer. The one that broke all broke at the level of the pivot pin. I might go
    for wood scales for the next one.

    Are there places that will replace the scale only? I still have 2 broken razors but
    the blades are still in perfect shape.

    Sylvain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joed View Post
    I've got the micarta and CarrieM has the pearlex. Both are good shavers.
    joe is that like a sealed wood? I have seen others and it always looked like a plastic scales not wood but your pic shows otherwise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fauvel View Post
    Over the last 20 years i have had 3 razor with plastic or Perlex scales. I now own a
    Micarta one. It is true that the Micarta scale is thicker but i feel it will probably
    last longer. The one that broke all broke at the level of the pivot pin. I might go
    for wood scales for the next one.

    Are there places that will replace the scale only? I still have 2 broken razors but
    the blades are still in perfect shape.

    Sylvain
    hey sylvian you can try to talk to gssixgun a really great guy and helpful too. But he has his own site Welcome GemStar Customs - Gem Star Customs and does custom stuff looks really good beautiful work from his pics. Check there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by USMCChaps View Post
    joe is that like a sealed wood? I have seen others and it always looked like a plastic scales not wood but your pic shows otherwise?
    Micarta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    I love my Perlex. It's probably my flagship razor.

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    Joed does the micarta razor seem well balanced only being a 5/8's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crom762 View Post
    Joed does the micarta razor seem well balanced only being a 5/8's?
    I like the razor. The scales are thicker by a lot than the average razor. I am not big on balance and it's been almost a year since I last used this razor w/ lots of other brands in between. If you're looking for balance I would look elsewhere. This razor is a good looker and a good shaver but if you are comfortable w/ a well balanced razor I would look at other models. I have other razors that are more off balance like lined scales of which MOP is one as well as others w/ metal scales.
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