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Thread: Filarmonica Sub Cero No 14 in need of dental work :(

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    Default Filarmonica Sub Cero No 14 in need of dental work :(

    I have been agonizing over what to do with this razor.
    It has a nasty chip on the blade edge 1/3 from the front and some minor staining.
    The photos make the staining look worse than it does in person.
    The edge has no hone wear. This razor is otherwise great shape ie scales in great condition, blade centers well, eching clearly visible, branding on the tang is distinct etc.
    I hate the idea of losing 1/8 of the blade to made it useable but I donīt see any other option.
    Your recommendations will be greatly appreciated.
    Shane

    ps thanks to mainaman for suggesting I post this thread for others to comment on
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    It looks like you're going to have to lose that 1/8. I really don't see any way around it. if it was at the tip, I could see rounding the tip, but with it in the middle like that...

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    The one law that governs razor restoration is that we haven't "Stolen Fire from the Razor Gods" yet, we can only remove metal we can't add it back
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    It will still turn out to be a nice 7/8 Filarmonica which is still a decent size blade. Just be careful as it's very thin and the last thing you wanna do is make the chip worse or add a crack.

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    Take off the 1/8 inch, lightly buff the back side, hone and use the razor in good health.

    Have fun.
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    There really are no options. Hone out the chip. On the bright side, It is a Fily 14, a nice wide blade, so the loss in width should be negligible.
    We have assumed control !

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    Thanks guys!
    It was just as I feared, but at least I have comfort in the consensus of others more experienced than me.
    The worst senario would have been to lose the 1/8th only to find I could have done something different.
    Thanks Maximillian I will be very careful in removing that chip. The blade is so thin its incredible. It moves almost like gold leaf when lightly touched with a fingernail.
    When I am ready to tackle this (I still have items en route to me) I will post pics to update the razors progress...hopefully with good results.
    Thanks again for sharing your valued experience

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    man you have a gem right there.. its a NICE blade.. 1/8 is no big deal!

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    Just an update.
    I have cleaned her up but decided to sell it without removing the 1/8 th or so.
    I have lost some of the gold wash in the process.
    The greatest pity is that it has never been shaved with. Everything else is perfect so it would have been NOS
    This was the condition in which I bought it...........you can only take what comes your way right?
    Saludos

    ps there are some very helpful members here waiting for payment for some beautiful hones :

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