Restore Charles Macdaniel stub tail 1814 - 1851

Discussion in 'Razors' started by Jamie Mahoney, May 2, 2018.

  1. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Member

    Well I'm very pleased to say this restoration turned out well and what a relief, I was very nervous about this restoration for me as the whole point was to turn this one out in as perfect and original condition as possible, the super thin Ivory scales were an absolute nightmare to remove almost 2 hours of gently trying my patience beyond belief, the pins were the exact same thickness as the pivot hole sitting there married together for possibly 180 years, I finally managed to release the blade with no cracks or breaks phew! I now know how a brain surgeon must feel, the next issue the scales showed some old ink marks god knows how long they had been there, OK a little warm water in the sink and little bicarbonate of soda between my fore finger and thumb gentle rubbing and low an behold both ink marks removed, the next issue and for those of you who have worked vintage Ivory scales will know only two well, it's one thing removing them now comes the next big headache repining them, well everything went well no issues, hope you enjoy the razor she's a real beauty, I plan to shave with her over the weekend.


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    Last edited: May 2, 2018
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  2. petercp4e

    petercp4e Focus to Win

    That came out beautiful Jamie.
    You should be very proud!

    Pete <:-}
     
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  3. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Member

    Thank you Pete.:)
     
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  4. paul76

    paul76 Member

    Truly a razor to be proud of Jamie! It turned out amazing
     
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  5. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Member

    Thanks Paul.
     
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  6. Gasman

    Gasman Show me that again!

    Yes, fine job Jamie. The spine work is very nice and im so glad you were able to keep the scales from braking. I have a seven day set of ivory and im too afraid to mess with them. Some day, but for now i will leave them alone.
     
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  7. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Member

    Thanks, Jerry.
     
  8. RezDog

    RezDog Member

    I keep eying this razor. I have to say the blade is nice, but those scales are over the top.
     
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  9. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Member

    Yes indeed that must of taken a fair amount of skill to inlay that fine silver rope into the Ivory, while reading through some of the histories regarding Charles Macdaniel I could see one of his neighbours was an Ivory Turner, I wouldn't be surprised if they carried out the work.
     
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  10. Bruno

    Bruno Administrator Staff Member

    That is a beautiful restore. And I like the pattern on the spine. That is quite unlike any other pattern I have seen on a vintage razor.
    Also the jimping looks like it will handle very well.
     
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  11. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Member


    Bruno, you are right I thought the very same thing, the file work and jimps are like no other razor that I've seen quite unique.
     
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