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Andrew Meers

Straight Razor

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Lovely work, I am most impressed with the handle carving. Very nice.

Welcome to the forum! :)

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Hey Andrew, nice to see you here. Glad we got to meet at Ashokan and I enjoyed seeing your work there.

The razor is very well done. Looks sharp enough to shave :rolleyes:

 

Jim

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Thanks everyone,

 

 

Paul things are well here almost done with school.

 

Jim I'm glad to have met as well, hopefully we'll see each other soon.

 

Don thanks for the photos it was good to see you again, Daryl gives his regards.

 

Geoff I was a student of JD Smiths, right before the class was offered at Massart I missed it by one year.

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Andrew,

 

Could you please show and tell us more details of the razor, for example pictures from the top and from the bottom, what is the scales material and how did you attach those rivets?

 

Thanks

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That's a nice looking Katar Andrew!

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I don't have any more pictures of the razor unfortunately however, the scales are African blackwood, the liners are stainless, and the rivets are fine silver tube rivets with the head on the backside of the scale then peridot set into them. The pivot is a fine silver tube rivet with a sterling rivet through it.

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Very nice work on your razor.

 

...and the katar is stunning too. Want to start a thread on that? Id love to hear about how uou tackled the construction method/forging steps. Especially the junction of the handle "arms" and the blade. Bravo!

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Very nice work on your razor.

 

...and the katar is stunning too. Want to start a thread on that? Id love to hear about how uou tackled the construction method/forging steps. Especially the junction of the handle "arms" and the blade. Bravo!

 

 

Sorry, I lost my camera and all the process shots. The pattern is two opposing twisted 10 layer billets in the middle forged to 1/4 inch the next bars are two billets composed of 9 bar. The center bar in the 9 bar is a Gordian knot with three radials and straight layers mixed with w's the outside eight bars are opposing straight radials and w's radials these are then laddered like a chevron. The chevrons are on the outside of the previously mentioned twists. Outside these are radials with straight layers opposing twisted. Then the 9 bar with the radials was twisted opposing ways and attached to the outside of that. Two more bars of w1 were then added to the outside of that The bars were welded together open, then the back end was cut like a fish mouth closed around and forged flat so the end was not a point but a squarish end.

 

I made a press tool that mimics the end of the billet so the pattern was pushed and swelled into the shape at the end of the blade. Then I band sawed the through the w1 parallel with the blade. then the handles were pulled back and the tip was cut and welded and shaped under the press. I tig welded the "handle in.

 

I met Rick Furrer at Hank Knickmeyers in 09 and he told me how they did it traditionally in India and so I tried it using modern tooling.

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