Straight Razor Restorations and Repairs

Straight Razor Restorations and Repair.

Chipped points; damaged edges; broken scales; rust, pitting and staining.  It's not surprising that razors often find their way to me in dire straits. 

Is there a problem that grinding, sanding and polishing and sheer determination can't fix? I suspect not.  Broken tips can be re-shaped; blades can be ground. Scales can be replaced with bespoke horn, bone or synthetic materials.

The results are always impressive.

 

 

 

Here is a video of a Victorian, Sheffield made razor, the tip of which was badly chipped. As you can see, the tip has been reshaped to resemble the prow of a ship - it was commonly done in Victorian times.  The blade itself is freshly ground too.