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06-11-2009, 03:14 PM
15/16 (dang so close to 8/8 but not quite there...) W&B half hollow. It's got Aluminum scales too!
My camera sucks. I need to get better pictures of the scales to show the pitting on them. I'm not sure If I should keep them stock or give it something new. From what I hear Aluminum was a fairly unusual material and it may be cooler to leave them as they are.
I paid less than 30 bucks for it too :blink:. I'm not one to count my blessings, but this was one of them :thumbup:.
06-11-2009, 04:18 PM
I'm not sure what the pic is supposed to show along with the knife...
Aluminum was a rare scale material in the early days. Aluminum was pretty costly.
Remember the WASHINGTON MONUMENT has a point of aluminum as it was expensive then.
06-11-2009, 04:31 PM
Lol the knife is to demonstrate that it's smaller than the chopper (width wise) :lol:.
Yes I did get it from da bay. That's why I was so shocked when I was able to snag it. Usually these things go for a lot more. I guess since it didn't have the words "civil war" randomly inserted into the title or it didn't have some wild story to go with it, no one noticed.
I'm thinking I def want to keep the scales. The heavy pitting just gives it character. I will mirror finish the blade though methinks.
06-11-2009, 04:34 PM
Can you get some pics of the whole razor for before and after pics.
I understand now about the size...
It is as nice as an 8/8
06-11-2009, 04:42 PM
Will do! The befores are going to look crappy though if I start on it too soon as my camera stinkx. I usually ask a friend to help me take pictures to avoid this problem :lol:.
Something tells me this one is going to take a while.
EDIT here's pics
You can see the pitting there. I'm not sure if it's worth more as it is or if I were to give it scales. I'll see what the polish does to it as far as how it looks. I am really partial to that nice vine/leaf design on it.
From what I hear Aluminum was a fairly unusual material and it may be cooler to leave them as they are.
In Napoleon times only the most important guests would be given aluminum utensils, the rest had to eat with silver and gold :)
And then it could be produced really cheap....
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