Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Member gkofsky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Cold Spring, NY
    Posts
    91
    Thanked: 1

    Default John Primble Belknap 1091 5/8 Extra Hollow Ground with small cracks

    Unfortuntely I didn't think to take any before pictures. Before I got the razor, I did some reading on this forum and it looked like the John Primble was a well liked razor, so I bought one. When it arrived, the blade was stained, there were some small chips along the edge, and there was some minor rust along the spine, and on the sides of the tang near the pivot. I followed the instructions I found in the wiki to breadknife the blade, polish it up, and reset the bevel. As I began polishing, I discovered that there seem to be a couple of small cracks that were hidden behind the staining on the steel. I want to know if it is fatal damage to the blade or If I could still use it.

    Name:  20140209_115937_LLS.jpg
Views: 321
Size:  55.0 KB

    Name:  20140209_120026_LLS.jpg
Views: 222
Size:  50.7 KB

    Name:  20140209_120042_LLS.jpg
Views: 218
Size:  46.8 KB

    Name:  20140209_120059_LLS.jpg
Views: 190
Size:  39.9 KB

    Name:  20140209_120112_LLS.jpg
Views: 186
Size:  27.7 KB
    You can see one crack just to the right of the reflection.

    Name:  20140209_120148_LLS.jpg
Views: 190
Size:  37.7 KB
    It looks like the same crack you can see from the back is visible under the T in the etching, and it looks like there might be a second one to the right of the first.

    Thanks for your help!

    Greg

  2. #2
    Senior Member blabbermouth Geezer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    EauClaire,WI
    Posts
    6,227
    Thanked: 2894
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Hi Greg,
    I think that it is only good as a wall hanger. Sad to say that the cracks may extend as you try to hone it further. You willlose at least 3/16ths of an inch of width if you hone to the present end of the cracks.
    I am sorry your search didn't have a better ending.
    ~Richard

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Geezer For This Useful Post:

    gkofsky (02-10-2014)

  4. #3
    Member gkofsky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Cold Spring, NY
    Posts
    91
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    I was afraid of that. I didn't realize how much of a gamble it was to get the razor. Live and learn I guess.

    Anyone know if there is a market for razors like this that are not in shaving condition?

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •