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Recently finished Straight Razor

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It's been a little while since I've posted anything on here, and I'm back.  My latest build was this little straight razor.  The blade is forged from a scrap piece of leaf spring with a dual and reversed twist in the tang.  To add a small bit of flair, I did a bit of file work as well.  The finish is gun bluing.  The blade edge has a length of 2 3/4" with a bevel of 6/8.  The spine thickness is 5/32".  I used brass for the pins and the handle is oak with an angle grinder treatment then sealed with tung oil.  Yes, this is hones and stropped.  Is it normal for bladesmiths to be afraid of the edge they produce?  lol  

 

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That is beautiful sir. I have one of those on my list. Where on the list, I cannot say, but it's on the list.

Deep hollow grind?

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3 minutes ago, Joshua States said:

That is beautiful sir. I have one of those on my list. Where on the list, I cannot say, but it's on the list.

Deep hollow grind?

Thank you, and overall the grind is not as deep as you may think, but I did manage to get the blade ground to almost paper thin to where it feels like the blade disappears, which is the gring I strive for.

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That’s pretty sweet. Less clinical than most. More sort of... scary :)

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Yep, that's a razor with attitude! :ph34r:  

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55 minutes ago, Jim Pierce said:

That razor and scales go together beautifully. Thanks for sharing. 

Funny thing about the handle, I had a basic idea of how I wanted the handle to look while I was working on the blade, but I didn't have any details ironed out or what material I was going to use.  Once I finished the blade, I let the blade 'speak' to inspire the look and feel of the handle.

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That one is sweet and nasty at the same time!

I've drifted away from shaving with a straight over the last few years.  This blade reminds me that I should go back to it.

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15 hours ago, Joshua States said:

That is beautiful sir. I have one of those on my list. Where on the list, I cannot say, but it's on the list.

 

I'm with Joshua on this one..... it is somewhere on my to do list....somewhere.

 

Yours is a beauty that is definitively inspiring, well done.

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28 minutes ago, MikeDT said:

I'm with Joshua on this one..... it is somewhere on my to do list....somewhere.

 

Yours is a beauty that is definitively inspiring, well done.

Thank you Mike.  I do have more planned in the very near future.

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