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Second razor, San Mai straight complete

Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:16 am

Ok, so more firsts here, I decided not to use the ivory scales, one because of the flaw in them, and secondly, black looks sexy! For the pivot, I had originally decided to use a 1/8" folder pivot, with screws. Upon looking at this a little closer, the screws looked BIG. So the problem I had was the 1/8" hole through the tang... To remedy this, I installed a bronze bushing, then drilled this to accept a 1/16" NS pin.

I used some blue turquoise, with pyrite webbing as a wedge, a little splash of color.

Now. Pins and peening. This is the first time I have ever done this. I purchased some washers and pinstock (this is why its taken as long as it did). So I decided no pain no gain, and used the pins/washers. I recessed a little counter sink to reduce the height the pin head would stick out.

The horn I used is actually on the translucent side. Kind of nice stuff, but a PITA to get flat, and even.

So all in all, this is the finished product. Still learning school of hard knocks.

Now the pics, let me know your thoughts!
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Re: Second razor, San Mai straight complete

Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:48 am

PIERRE <> You really knocked it outta the phukin park on this one. Amazing lines with gentle radii & sharp angles, beautifully contrasting colors, fit & finish look outstanding... just a radically modern looking piece for such a nostalgic tool. Awesome job!

It's just sick! :twisted:

Re: Second razor, San Mai straight complete

Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:53 am

PIERRE <> Went to sleep after work, woke up for work, and the first thing I thought of was your straight. JUST AWESOME MAN! The turquoise inset, the file work on the spine... MAN!

Re: Second razor, San Mai straight complete

Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:24 pm

great work Pierre! looks way better with the black horn for sure! nice san mai aswell. one question thou. kinda looks like the blade tappers. might just be the picture but it almost looks like the heel is wider then the tip

Re: Second razor, San Mai straight complete

Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:45 pm

Very nice Pierre! How did she hone up and shave?

Re: Second razor, San Mai straight complete

Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:49 am

There is .006" difference in height across the blade. So without getting out the micrometer, I would call it even, must be just the angle or the pattern causing an illusion.

Michiel, silly thing is I'm afraid too!! I have only started shaving with straights recently, and honing, well, to get the best out of this, Someone other than me should hone it! That way if they mess it up, I'm not mad at me! lol!!

Re: Second razor, San Mai straight complete

Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:08 am

Haha I like the way you think :-P

I'm always willing to test out such nice razors ;-)
Love the TI style scales.

Re: Second razor, San Mai straight complete

Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:06 pm

Great, now I'm nervous just looking at this piece of art!

Re: Second razor, San Mai straight complete

Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:49 pm

Wow! That's a really nice looking razor! Been looking to get away from the damn disposables...
Will these be available anytime soonish? Any idea of price points and lastly is there a list I should signup on?

Re: Second razor, San Mai straight complete

Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:42 pm

I will be offering them, as to exactly when? Soon. Drop me a pm if you like...
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