Next custom straight

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by 3drew101, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. 3drew101

    3drew101 Active Member

    Ok fellas,

    And the next custom is a little homage to my all time favourite straight razor the Wade & Butcher barbers use wedge.

    This one (and everything from now on) is made from O1 tool steel and is 10/8” wide and 5mm (just over 1/8”) across the spine.

    I managed to get it heat treated today and as everybody was occupied in my house and didn’t need me I started the final grind so it’s nearly ready for polishing.

    The other one will be up next week (hopefully).

    Comments are as always welcome.



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  2. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    Interesting, thanks for sharing. Looks great, BTW.
  3. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    Such elegant curves, but how do you hone it with that much curve to the blade edge?
  4. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout The Smart Bunny

  5. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

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  6. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

  7. 3drew101

    3drew101 Active Member

    Hey HollyRollah, when did you set up a spy cam in my workshop? Any way I only use the wheel for my big razors;)!

    Thanks Mr Oldschool I don't seem to have a problem honing razors with smiles, this one I've honed up already (still waiting for my horn to turn up!!!) it was already able to take the hair off my arm before I put it near my stones so it was fairly easy. I did use 10 layers of tape to lift the spine and rocked the blade slightly from tip to heal as I moved it up and down the stone, that seams to work. the bevel depth is about 1.5mm and is fairly uniform along the length of the edge, it does grow a little at the heal but not by much.
    So I'll get the scales made and on tomorrow and I'll post photos once it's finished.

  8. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    That is a beautiful piece of steel! :happy088:
  9. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    Ooooo... Shiney!:happy005: Fantastic metalworking, my man!
  10. Daytonkb

    Daytonkb Well-Known Member

    Simply Impressive my friend, great job!
  11. 3drew101

    3drew101 Active Member

    Here we are then, all finished and ready to throw to the wolf's (eBay!!!).
    I'm very happy with how it's turned out, and I'm giving it a test shave tonight, so if I don't report tomorrow send an ambulance!!!
    I used natural horn, lead wedge and large collars.

  12. Mr. Oldschool

    Mr. Oldschool Johnny Dangerously

    All I can say is "WOW"...:love055:
  13. 3drew101

    3drew101 Active Member

    I just gave it a test drive with four days of growth (I've been saving it up) and one stroke down and one up and it went through it like a champ! very, very happy with it.
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  14. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Very nice.
  15. Tomas Garcia

    Tomas Garcia Member

    Awesome looking piece! Do you still mark your creations so in 100 years someone can restore your razor and be like "man did you see this sweet find??"
  16. boxerman

    boxerman Active Member

    Wow nice straight.:happy088:
  17. ChiefShaver

    ChiefShaver Well-Known Member

    Wow!!! The only word i can say...

    Please do us a favour and do a shaving video with this beautiful straight razor. Share it with us!!! :)
  18. vwp528

    vwp528 Well-Known Member

    That is beautiful custom razor!
  19. Tiddle

    Tiddle Member

    Seriously nice work man.

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