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    Question Replacing horn scales

    I just bought a new henckels 401 platinum, and I'm thinking about rescaling it in acrylic. I know a lot of you are shaking your heads but I just really hate horn, and I've already made some vector files for laser cut scales. My question is whether or not this would have a significant impact on the value of my razor.
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    As you know Ray, value is determined by the person buying.
    Or something like that.

    If the rescale is done nicely and the blade in good condition, it will sell.

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    I’m kind of with Hirlau on this one. As long as the work is well done it’s all good. It just appeals to a different group of people.
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    Value is in the eye of the owner and purchaser. Some prefer original, I am on this side of the fence. The more original I can keep it the better, but there is nothing wrong with something different. As these guys said, if the work is done right that is what matters.
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    Who does special order laser cut scales? Never heard of that being done by request.

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    Just a comment here. The lazer cut ones on the 'bay are, in my opinion not what you would want. Just not stable, the horn is too fresh and/ or not properly harvested, it delaminates and warps with every change in humidity.. From my experience over a year.
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    Ponoko.com offers laser cutting services.
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    I actually designed my own and sent them to a company to cut out.
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