Monday, November 17, 2008

Recent Razor Output

Some of you may know that I also make custom straight razors in addition to restoring the vintage ones. In case some of you missed it, I also make custom knives. Drop by for a visit:

Anyway, I just finished up 11 custom razors, with 9 more close to a completion date as well. I am in the process of honing 8 of them that have just been purchased. This first one is my humpback model with stabilized curly maple scales. I thought it would look good with a bit of color, so I added a yellow gemstone to the blade. Oh, I also took up engraving so I could dress my work up a tad.

This next one is my humpback model with Kauri swamp wood. This stuff has amazing grain and its appearance is hard to beat. My good friend, Gary, from New Zealand sent me some choice pieces of this wood. Gary kind of dropped of the end of the earth. Hopefully, it's only temporary. Gary, I'd like to hear from you...

This one is my Irish/Slope point humpback with stabilized spalted maple for scales. The scales have an acrylic finish that gives the appearance of being covered in glass. I engraved the top of the spine with an alternating leaf pattern and the bottom of the tang with the same motif.

This is one of my favorites. It's a sloped humpback with Mopani for scales. I also lined the scales after embedding some colored twisted wire on both sides.
The blade is engraved with a running wheat pattern on the spine and the bottom of the tang. I also ebellished the top of the spine with a 2mm yellow gemstone.
This last one for show and tell is my sloped humpback with cocobolo scales. Engraving is a running wheat pattern on top and bottom.



Anonymous Stefan said...

Hi Billy,

how's it going? Checked your blog and saw these fine razors you are working on and have to admit: i'm stunned!
I hope you put some of them on your site soon.

best regards,
PS: played the "violin" some days before Christmas again...

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