So I had been considering getting a few of my razors replated. I even sent a few inquiry emails to a website that offers such service. But lately I was thinking that I kind of like the razors the way they are. It's not an issue of functionality, only aesthetics.
Even the razor with the worst plating loss, my gold ball-end Gillette Tech, isn't that bad and I kind of like the look of it. I can see that if a razor is totally cruddy and rusty then a replate may be in order, but I'm talking about pure aesthetics here.
Am I the only only the feels that some signs of wear and tear on an old razor add some character to it? I'm afraid if I get them replated they will loose their personality! It's an old razor and should show some wear, and some wear means it's been loved. I got into this to shave, not to collect. The signs of wear are from the razors being shaved with, and isn't that a good thing? Seriously, does anyone else know what I'm talking about and agree?
Btw, this isn't meant to be a post bashing replating. I have nothing against it and I'm not debating the ethics of it, just stating how I feel about making my used razors look brand new again, if you know what I mean.
Thanks for reading!