Scales and pins

Scales and pins

Postby deepsouth » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:27 pm

HI gents,

My practice razor arrived (it's actually a nice looking blade) Vintage Sheffield steel full wedge (munter&son) with a bit of rust on it, no chips on the edge - the scales are in a poor state though. Where can I find replacement scales and pins? Local would be cool - but have doubts about getting anything in country...

Ideas suggestions?
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Re: Scales and pins

Postby Thug » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:45 pm

Depends on how easy you want to make it for yourself.

The easiest is to purchase ready made scales and pinning material off Ebay and import,

however, if you are up for some work then you might get:
- Material to make scales from KMTS in Pretoria (http://www.kmts.co.za/).
- Washers you'll find at a bolt & nut place.
- Brass Rod you'll find at a hobby store (I purchased from http://www.esswex.co.za/)

You could also use Maggard Razors (http://www.maggardrazors.com/product-ca ... -supplies/) to import everything.

Maybe have a chat with Basil, he's probably done a few restores and would know where to get materials from in Pretoria.

Good luck.
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Re: Scales and pins

Postby Jacquers » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:05 pm

There are quite a couple of old razors on BoB which could be used for donor scales. Post a photo and the measurements of your razor here, I might have a pair of donor scales for you.
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Re: Scales and pins

Postby deepsouth » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:23 pm

Blade length from point to tang 140mm
Blade width from edge to spine 19mm
from point to pin along spine 115mm
scale length from end to end 150mm

but I'm carting before horse - it needs quite some work first - i've had sharper butter knives in my hand before :shock:

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Re: Scales and pins

Postby Jacquers » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:53 pm

It's missing it's tail :P

I'll check tonight what size scales I have and send you a pm.
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Re: Scales and pins

Postby deepsouth » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:56 pm

Awesome - Thanks Jacquers, if I can avoid importing that would be cool. I did get this razor to practice on, as a cheapy - but I like, hopefully I can clean it up ok
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Re: Scales and pins

Postby Jacquers » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:52 am

Here is a photo of the one I have. Seems like it can work? Some minor damage to the blade :P

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Re: Scales and pins

Postby deepsouth » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:01 am

That will buff right out, easy peasy

Speaking of which, that blade cleaned up very well so far, but no I sliced my fingertip open.... Eish. Wife was quick to assist and I got the 'look' when I resumed cleaning it up with a fat bandage :-)

I'll pm you Jacquers


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