I put this razor with some others in another thread, but here I'm going to showcase it and ask a few questions....
A) The design on the blade looks to be "etching" or whatever the less durable acid or electrically induced sort tends to be, any ideas on how to clean it without ruining the "Master Razor" design? (Is there anything gentler than MAAS aside from WD-40?)
B) There's some pretty bad pitting and oxidation on the back, and probably under the rust on the front, but not near the blade's edge, should I bother sanding/polishing it all the way off? It's a thin blade, and i'd hate to ruin it.
C) Can anyone tell me what those scales are?? They're metal with a yellow resin filled into cavities on one side of each scale(the outer sides) anybody seen something like this before? the tree on this boker would put it pre-1900 I think. And should I bother restoring the scales or just replace? they sure are interesting, and I could probably get all the rust off of them if I de-pinned it, but never restore the yellow stuff, cept for a shine, could be neat.
Give me your opinions please!