Custom Elk Antler Set

Discussion in 'Razor Restoration' started by gssixgun, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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    Another Snailforge / Gemstar Collaboration :)

    The steel was left rough with only the blade being polished to a Satin finish

    Rocky Mountain Elk Antler scales (Vacuum Chamber stabilized) lined with .030 Forest Green G10,
    Combined thickness of .120" using an Amber wedge..
    Brass triple stacked Beehive washers and solid Brass pins

    Screwing around with a chunk of Elk Antler and made a 28 mm HMW Stubby brush too, with an Amber base


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    Way more time then I every imagined went into getting the Elk Antler to be functional and stable as Razor scales and still be thin enough to flex...

    Honing: Chosera 1-5-10, Zulu Finish
     
  2. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

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    Very interesting....and nicely done!
    I've not seen the material used before (the antler) for scales and I imagine using it brings with it a host of challenges!
    Does it sand/shape well? Sealer applied? I do like the 'rustic' natural appearance and how it ties in with the blade.

    Great looking razor and brush set!:happy088:
     
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  3. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Sweet!
     
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  4. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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    @HolyRollah

    Kev it was all of the nightmares of all the materials all rolled into one

    I love the look, but perhaps I am way too OCD for the material, I just don't like scales that are near 1/8 or .125" thick I think they look "Bulky"
    You start thinning down Natural materials and that brings on a whole host of issues as you well know, and this stuff isn't structurally strong enough to go without the liners for Razor Scales..
    That brings in the issue of two separate flex rates on the scales

    Oh yeah tons of fun hehehe
     
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  5. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Outstanding!
     
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  6. vwp528

    vwp528 Well-Known Member

    Another beautiful set!
     
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  7. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Excellent. You controlled the material matching very well! :happy096:
     
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  8. 45auto

    45auto Well-Known Member

    Glen sorry to hear your difficulties...to me they are outstanding love the overall look kudos to your abilities.
     
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  9. Bristle Me

    Bristle Me Insufficient

    A thing of beauty!

    Say you are keeping this one for yourself.
    This is waaaay to nice to sell....

    :happy096:
     
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  10. 45auto

    45auto Well-Known Member

    after a second look the razor has an old world vibe beautiful shaver.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2015
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