I picked up a few great razors from the local antique store in my city about a month ago. They were in great shape and didn't really need to be restore, but this one in particular is so nice, I couldn't pass up restoring it, I am a sucker for shiny. Without further ado, some razor porn for your view pleasure
Mr Hamilton enjoying the view
Scales are black G10, wedge is plexiglas. Inspired to match my Thater brush I just ordered
Sanding pretty much all by hand and finished polishing with a dremel. Scales need a little more polishing, but I kinda like that is has a little matte finish.
I know it is not perfect, but I don't care. The pinning is not the best, razor doesn't close exactly in the middle. The finish isn't a perfect mirror, but it should have a few reminders of its past battle scars anyway. Besides, this razor is not going to sit in a a display case, it will be used, and quite often at that.
Overall, I can't say how pleased I am with the results. I honestly can't believe this is the result of my work. Next is honing and a shave this afternoon. I will report back later about the shave.