Over the last couple weeks I had the joy to restore/rework this custom Straight razor that was “gaining” its lustre.
The str8 was made by a USA maker not to long ago, but had suffered what appeared to me to be a decent drop causing the brass scales to deform and the pivot pin to stretch somehow about a 0.25mm making the blade floppy and misaligned
The scales are solid brass & originally had a substance on them ( I don’t know what ) to create a toxic distressed look to them, this substance was unfortunately not very durable and has rubbed off from minor use revealing the polished brass base metal.
So it requested to see what I could do to get it back in user condition,
the 1st request was a new rescale in a lighter material as the owner thought it was not too heavy & would not be salvageable but this would lose the original effect wanted.
The repairs and requests were as follows
open spine slice gap which was closed,
smooth out some fingers cutting hot spots around the pivot,
straighten bent scales,
re-apply distressed appearance to the scales,
reassemble and hone to shave ready