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    Quote Originally Posted by gssixgun View Post
    Are we talking about Restoration or after shaving here????
    No. Not restoration, but after shaving... GOOD catch!
    I should have titled it a bit different (which I just did from cleaning to drying). When you get done shaving it is a good practice to make sure that BEFORE you put your razor away, or actually close up the razor, that there is no water on the inside of the handle. Lynn showed it in a video, and often times I had a bit of difficulty getting the small piece of toliet paper to co-operate. By using the "monkey tail" end of the tang, I am able to put a small piece of TP on the handle and let the end of the hook pull it though the handle. THEN, I take it off the hook and now can run the TP up and down the handle to maker sure it is dry before closing the blade on it.
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    TY Vern for the clarification

    Make the Victory Sign with your fingers, fold the razor to the full open shaving postion... Put the razor inside the V of your fingers
    The tail is on top of one finger the spine on top of the other...(sorta like your going to shave but the edge is up) Hold firmly with your thumb locking the razor into the V.. Holding the razor edge up to your side snap your arm fast downward with a flick of the wrist at the end, once maybe twice, and then wipe down the razor and put it away in the open position until the next day... Fold razor and choose the next razor to shave with,, Repeat often...

    This from a guy who is a razor dunker, I don't give a hoot if the scales, tang, pivot, in fact the whole dang razor gets wet, they better be made to shave with.....

    PS: If you are an uncoordinated klutz please don't attempt this maneuver no seriously...
    PPS: want to test this??? wipe down your razor then do the Snap and see what comes out
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    I put the Q-tip on a little anvil I have and flatten the end some with a ball pein hammer. Works well to get into tighter scales.
    I hadn't thought of that - great idea! Will have to give this a try on those delicate ivory scales with narrow wedges. Thanks!

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    I use compressed air to dry inside the scales and the pivot. They have cans of it at the local Big Lots for $1.50 a can.

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    Q-tips for me too. If the gap is smaller than the Q-tip, I slice off a small amount of the cotton with scissors. Very easy.

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    After shaving I just use the edge of a face cloth pushed up inside the scales to dry them.

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    take a couple Q tips and smash the end with a hammer,works for me.

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    Guys, I use these UCS sticks for all kinds of things as seen here NORTON'S UNIVERSAL CLEANING STICK FOR WEAPONS MAINT. . Sometimes I wrap a cleaning patch around them or some other thin piece of thin cloth, but they also work very well by themselves. For the record I am not connected with CountyComm in any way, but they do have a bunch of cool gadgets and are a pretty good group of guys.

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    CC is a great place,know Nick C well

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    For ever day use, I use folded tissue to wipe the inside of the scales then let air dry for a while before putting away.

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