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    Found this poor abused razor languishing in an antiques mall. Took pity on it and purchased it for $20.00 USD. It has obvious flaws which I am hoping to repair. Should things go wrong, which they can and do when working with ivory, I am not out of pocket much. The company who sold it and possibly even made it has an interesting history.

    W. B. Hilliard & Sons

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    I look forward to the after pics. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrchick View Post
    I look forward to the after pics. Good luck!
    Thanks, I will need a lot of luck with this one for sure.

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    Very nice, Bob.!
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    Nice! Take it slow and easy with that gem!
    Seems there may be a few just like it somewhere in the archives. It does look very familiar!
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    I do see some potential in the project too. Are you going to disassemble the scales, clean them up and line them with G-10? I have seen a few cracked ivory scales saved that way and have done some bone like that. The crack tang cover looks like an easy fill in with CA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    I do see some potential in the project too. Are you going to disassemble the scales, clean them up and line them with G-10? I have seen a few cracked ivory scales saved that way and have done some bone like that. The crack tang cover looks like an easy fill in with CA.
    Well, first I have to work up the nerve to unpin the scales which I have never done with ivory scales. Then I will consider lining them some way. Yea, the cracked tang cover seems like the least of my worries at the moment. Working with ivory is not in my skill set so fingers crossed.

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    Do a search here on site and you will find several remedies for fixing cracked Ivory scales. Before I found the info on this site I tried repairing a cracked Ivory scale a while back using CA and powder/dust from Ivory Acrylic but didn't use enough powder, you can still see the crack but it isn't as noticeable as it was before but at least I think it stopped the crack from going any further. Good luck on a successful repair.
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    To unpin sensitive scales I usually use a split point drill bit in a pin vice and do it by hand and carefully monitor the situation by wearing my dork lord glasses, or optical visor as they are correctly named. The split point bit is very important, they cut with little pressure and are quite quick.
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