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    I just won this off of the bay and wanted to share. I had to spend every last bit of my razor acquisition and restoration fund to get it, but 1) I don't have a Joseph Rodgers, 2) I've always wanted one, 3) the lines on this one really caught my eye, and 4) I just couldn't pass this one up for some reason--it really called to me. It looks like it has great potential with just a light cleaning and touch up on the scales. Honing might present a bit of challenge as I'm still working on those skills. More pictures to follow as its evolution progresses in my hands.

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    Looks an old heavy! Rodgers did some very different styles, for certain.
    Quite the grob, there!
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    Nice one. Too bad it cost you all of your funds but it looks like a nice one to put in a collection. Guessing mid 1800's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    Nice one. Too bad it cost you all of your funds but it looks like a nice one to put in a collection. Guessing mid 1800's
    If I really need to replenish the funds, I could probably sell a very simple W&B that I'm working on restoring. They're all so lovable though! The Mrs. will approve too--she's a huge fan Victorian Era stuff, so anything pre 1900 from Sheffield England typically gets approval.
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    Wow that is an interesting grab, I'd have went for it as well.
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    Be very careful with the restoration. Those interesting lines are currently being defined by a lot of oxidation that's rubbed off at the sharpest angles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voidmonster View Post
    Be very careful with the restoration. Those interesting lines are currently being defined by a lot of oxidation that's rubbed off at the sharpest angles.
    Good tip. I'll definitely do my homework. This won't be a practice blade, and anything that is done to it will happen in very incremental stages.

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    Very nice and interesting blade - good purchase. Joseph Rodgers are great shavers, you'll love it. Looks like a thumb notch under side of the tang. Don't forget to add it to the "Show us your thumb notches" thread when you get the chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xiaotuzi View Post
    Very nice and interesting blade - good purchase. Joseph Rodgers are great shavers, you'll love it. Looks like a thumb notch under side of the tang. Don't forget to add it to the "Show us your thumb notches" thread when you get the chance.
    Thanks Tuzi--I'll do that!

    If I ever decide to do more to the blade than just polish it, I thought that a satin finish w/mirror finish on the toe, spine, and tang like you do would be the best way to accentuate the lines. I'll be studying up on your satin finish how-to posts, practicing, and maybe hitting you up for some additional advice.

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    Well I'm here if you need me, satin finish just takes a little practice. Preservation of the blade stamp and tang stamp should be a priority. If it were mine, I would take a less is more approach to start and see where it leads. You might be pleasantly surprised by just a little cleaning. It has a nice even patina on the entirety of the blade face and that can be a desirable look in and of itself. Hard to recreate that once it's gone.
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