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    Default Just won on Fleabay, "Butlers Famous Yorskire bite"...

    vintage Butler's Keen Razor in original box

    There's a tip of the scales missing, and the blade looks slightly chipped, but I can't wait for Thursday now.
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    It looks like it should clean up nicely. The chips don't look bad and shouldn't be a problem honing out, but like any vintage can't really tell till it hits the stones.

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    It looks very save-able. You could get a new or different set of scales, hone and shave. How far you go on the cleanup on that one is a personal choice. The black spots are rust, but will go for a long time with them left there.
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    It's not the first straight I've had that's needed chips honing out and a de-rusting, and I doubt it'll be the last.
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    There's lots of razor there to work with, that should be a real beauty. Nice buy.
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    very cool etch on that blade! I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedOak View Post
    very cool etch on that blade! I like it.
    It was the etching that attracted me, it's not the seemingly normal Butlers Shakespeare etching. And hopefully that stays on if I attack the blade with the WD40 and wet/dry.
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    Can always paint clear nail polish on the etch while you attack the surrounding areas then remove it afterwards with acetone if youre unsure. Nice find, I like the etch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deegee View Post
    It was the etching that attracted me, it's not the seemingly normal Butlers Shakespeare etching. And hopefully that stays on if I attack the blade with the WD40 and wet/dry.
    I would use whatever metal polish you have handy... that pitting/rust does not seem very deep.
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    Well, the razor was delivered today, and I'm impressed with it already. It's a fairly hefty chunk of steel, a good 6/8 blade. Have some before and after photos...

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    Am I right in thinking that it's a wedge?
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