I picked up this 8/8ths Wade & Butcher last week. I've refinished enough blades back to gently polished and shave ready that I'm good with the blade and experienced at re-pinning. I'm inclined to make an attempt to repair the scales rather than splurge on a new set.
The pivot pin end is quite stable with a bit of chip and insect damage. The other scale has a large chip missing. My question is whether there is any hope to establishing a stable set of repaired scales.
My thinking at this point is to use an epoxy filler (maybe dark blue rather than trying to match the black) and then sand it down to match the shape. Does anyone know if this works or would simply be an unstable mess?
I'd appreciate some input on optional approaches.