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    Red face Wostenholm in my mailbox

    A new project or three arrived today.Name:  CE60FC6C-1D91-4B85-8ADB-0EA65988C56E.jpg
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    What is the “Rockingham Works”? My wosty pipe razor doesn’t say Rockingham.

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    Wow this razor is older than I thought. I had no idea. Time to get to work on her.
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    This is kind of intimidating. I donít want to sand away the name stamps, but itís got a bunch of crud on the blade. I donít want to F it up.

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    Nice razor.
    Going to do a repin?

    Just start with higher grits and work your way back. A brass brush or steel wool will get the red off. Unless it was extremely shallow the tang stamp should be fine.
    I don't need to buy razors right now, but I really want a frame back myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrZ View Post
    This is kind of intimidating. I don’t want to sand away the name stamps, but it’s got a bunch of crud on the blade. I don’t want to F it up.
    What I use on some blades is lemon juice and baking soda to remove rust, I believe there are some other mixes you can try with home supplies. I will usualy do that and then decide on what grit sandpaper to go to. Not sure how scales handle the rust removing mix, whenever I do it the blade is usually out of the scales. Looking at the picture I would do the soak, then like 800,1200, another soak, metal polish. That is just how I would do it though and I have not done an extreme amount of restores so I am no pro. I would also try to bring those current scales back to life but I have never done that and wouldn't know what to tell you.
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    looks like most of the patina could be removed with metal polish though i would unpin it to get at the rust with some wet/dry. the scales look good and would benefit from a neatsfoot oil soak. if there is any holes or cracks in the horn that need to be filled, that should be done before the soak.

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    Metal cleaned pretty well. Really didn’t want to lose the makers mark.Name:  0873C3AE-E116-4CB1-8BA8-DE1997199A0B.jpg
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    Cleaned up really nicely. I really enjoy razors like these as I don't have to worry to much about getting a bit of water stains on them and I can just enjoy the shaves.

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