It must be great to possess a blade with such sentimental value. You're very lucky!
+1,000 on Bob Keyes! He works miracles with razors. I had two Dubl Ducks restored by him, one with a pretty serious frown, and they came back stunning. Very nice man...he'll call you to discuss what needs to be done. His prices are very fair. Here is a pic of the two he did for me, not to show off or hijack the thread, but just to show what he can do. They did not look like this before.Thanks, honed! I'll see what can be done with it.