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    Default Looking for restoration options

    I'm new to straights but while out hunting for shaving items and saw this 9/8 Joseph Elliot and had to pick it up. Scales are still whole but starting to fail. I'm looking for ideas and resources for restoration. I was thinking about plain black or possibly striped horn scales. I have already reached out to Maggard as I hear they do great restorstion work but I'm looking for other options as well.

    I'm not exactly swiming in cash right now so this may have to wait a while but it's definitely something I want to have back in shave ready condition. Other than the scales I want the chip on the toe cleaned up and it honed. Unsure about how much I want to clean up the blade, obviously I want the rust stopped but may try to keep the patina, Im not sure yet.

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    Default Looking for restoration options

    I'll pm a few options.
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    To be honest it looks in pretty good shape. Some 000 steel wool and WD-40 should clean up the blade. Then polish with a good metal polish. If short on cash you can do that part yourself. The scales can be fixed temporarily with Superglue in the bug bites, sand and polish. If you are going to use it you will need to get it honed.

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    As stated the scales can be saved , sand the scales and save the sanding dust mix it with you glue and apply kinda helps with the look. Or I'd guess Torrey has had sent you some great options.
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    Looks like you have a bit of rust on the edge. You may need to grind a bit more steel away

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    Quote Originally Posted by malaverdiere View Post
    Looks like you have a bit of rust on the edge. You may need to grind a bit more steel away

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