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DevinT
04-11-2011, 07:39 PM
wooly mammoth leg bone handle

carbon feather damascus

Hoss

Bill Burke
04-11-2011, 07:45 PM
Very nice Hoss

SpikeC
04-11-2011, 08:36 PM
Yowza! That is just beeyouteeful!!!!

Pensacola Tiger
04-11-2011, 08:39 PM
Absolutely stunning, Hoss!

mattrud
04-11-2011, 08:47 PM
Again Hoss!!! very very nice work. always stunning!

so_sleepy
04-11-2011, 08:53 PM
I am going to have to get something in feather damascus...

mhlee
04-11-2011, 09:01 PM
That's an awesome piece.

apicius9
04-11-2011, 09:36 PM
Looks beautiful, almost makes me consider shaving my beard :) Your mammoth bone also looks great, much better than the greyish epoxy-filled stuff I have, maybe I got screwed...

Marko Tsourkan
04-11-2011, 10:05 PM
I am going to have to get something in feather damascus...

That pattern works very well on a scimitar.

Craig
04-12-2011, 02:05 PM
Any idea when you might sell a few of these bad boys? More specifically, when you might sell me one?

Eamon Burke
04-12-2011, 11:15 PM
That's a great use for that pattern.

RRLOVER
04-14-2011, 06:58 AM
WOW!!! I that is amazing......I would buy that even with no plans of ever shaving with a straight,that's how cool that razor is:ovg:

Amon-Rukh
04-17-2011, 02:56 PM
Simply awesome! I love the color contrasts between blade and handle (not to mention the feather pattern)!

Dave Martell
04-17-2011, 03:30 PM
Oh this is nice, Devin you're always pulling off the unique stuff. :thumbsup:

Mattias504
04-18-2011, 02:51 AM
Looks beautiful, almost makes me consider shaving my beard :) Your mammoth bone also looks great, much better than the greyish epoxy-filled stuff I have, maybe I got screwed...

I thought the same thing. Makes me want to get into shaving again. I'm a sucker with anything with a bone handle. That razor is gorgeous!

Michael Rader
04-20-2011, 10:46 AM
Very cool. I like it.
-M

bieniek
04-21-2011, 04:37 AM
perfect...what a great job!

DevinT
04-21-2011, 11:59 AM
Thanks everyone

Hoss

DevinT
04-25-2011, 10:38 PM
newest one

Hoss

mattrud
04-25-2011, 10:40 PM
I think I like this one even better. Very nice Hoss!

ThEoRy
04-26-2011, 12:15 AM
newest one

Hoss

Holy crap man! Are you serious? :Ooooh: I just found a new favorite Damascus pattern. Which one is that anyway?

Dave Martell
04-26-2011, 12:23 AM
Very nice looking razor there Devin! :thumbsup2:


BTW, who's getting these beauties?

DevinT
04-26-2011, 12:42 AM
Holy crap man! Are you serious? :Ooooh: I just found a new favorite Damascus pattern. Which one is that anyway?

Spirograph

Thanks everyone

Hoss

WildBoar
04-26-2011, 08:57 AM
:thumbsup: I don't know how you do it Hoss, but you keep topping yourself!

Vertigo
04-30-2011, 12:09 AM
http://www.thehotglove.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/drool-for-sale.jpg

Eamon Burke
05-01-2011, 12:04 PM
Whats the handle material on this one?

It's very classy looking.

DevinT
05-01-2011, 03:40 PM
Bocote

Hoss

DevinT
05-02-2011, 10:43 AM
7/8 polished damascus with a solid core

stabilized ebony one piece handle (copied Tim Zowada)

mokume washers with a ni-silver pin

Hoss

Marko Tsourkan
05-02-2011, 12:58 PM
7/8 polished damascus with a solid core

stabilized ebony one piece handle (copied Tim Zowada)

mokume washers with a ni-silver pin

Hoss

Quality stuff, as expected. Keep up good work.

Andrew H
05-02-2011, 02:41 PM
Stunning, great work Hoss.

Darkhoek
05-02-2011, 03:09 PM
WOW. That damascus has a real 3D effect to it. Just incredible!

DarkHOeK

bieniek
05-03-2011, 01:48 AM
I dont know how, but every next one looks better to me then the previous piece.
Just beatiful :)

DevinT
05-03-2011, 10:37 AM
Thanks everyone

Hoss

Dave Martell
05-03-2011, 10:43 AM
Devin you constantly raise the bar on yourself - nice work!

Larrin
05-03-2011, 03:16 PM
The razors look great. :)

Potato42
05-04-2011, 08:19 PM
LOL man Hoss your work never fails to impress. I really like that damascus pattern.

DevinT
05-11-2011, 08:54 PM
herring bone damascus with solid core

wenge wood one piece handle

Hoss

rockbox
05-11-2011, 09:48 PM
Beautiful razor Hoss.

Tom V.

Marko Tsourkan
05-12-2011, 12:42 AM
herring bone damascus with solid core

wenge wood one piece handle

Hoss

Great looking wenge. :)

Dave Martell
05-12-2011, 02:00 AM
Nice Devin, what's the core?

DevinT
05-12-2011, 04:07 AM
Nice Devin, what's the core?

1095cv (50100) This steel was developed for cutlery. It is 1095 with 50 points of chrome and 20 points of vanadium and a little higher manganese. The resulting steel has very fine grain.

Thanks everyone.

Hoss

Dave Martell
05-12-2011, 10:51 AM
Nice

Craig
06-07-2011, 10:10 AM
2 questions:

1) Are there more of these in the works? I'd love to see more.

2) When can I buy one of these? Soon please? I'd very much like to upgrade on the 1900's Fox Cutlery I'm using now.

DevinT
06-07-2011, 04:30 PM
What kind of razor would you like?

Hoss

Potato42
06-07-2011, 05:11 PM
What kind of razor would you like?

Lol I don't think you could ask for a better answer from a custom blade maker :thumbsup:

Pyment
06-07-2011, 05:36 PM
What kind of razor would you like?

If you're playing requests, can anyone make suggestions?

How about a carbon steel Damascus 6/8" non-folding half hollow double bevel? Kind of like a Kamisori, but double beveled.

Marko Tsourkan
06-07-2011, 09:43 PM
If you're playing requests, can anyone make suggestions?

How about a carbon steel Damascus 6/8" non-folding half hollow double bevel? Kind of like a Kamisori, but double beveled.

I think your description is vague at best . You would need to provide a picture of sorts.

M

Pyment
06-07-2011, 11:48 PM
Damascus

http://www.dancingfrogforge.com/Images/DamascusHammers.jpg

6/8"
http://assets.lifehack.org/wp-content/files/2006/02/20060206paperruler.gif

half hollow Double bevel
http://straightrazorplace.com/srpwiki/images/7/7c/SRP_GrindForm.GIF

Like a Kamisori
http://www.bladegallery.com/pics/86362_1_n.jpg

(which is single beveled)
http://straightrazorplace.com/srpwiki/images/a/af/Single_Grind2.jpg

But double beveled
http://straightrazorplace.com/srpwiki/images/thumb/6/67/Double_Grind2.jpg/194px-Double_Grind2.jpg

So you mix it all together and you might come up with something like this:
http://www.straightrazordesigns.com/bmz_cache/9/9d7b3d98545cfa06017ddef5cb3c14e2.image.750x451.jpg

or this:
http://www.straightrazordesigns.com/bmz_cache/f/f19566df5aa050dc59192e59a79ffeeb.image.750x316.jpg

But Devin might come up with something completely different, yes?

tk59
06-07-2011, 11:59 PM
That's funny, I recently asked him about doing something like this mainly because I can't seem to keep the hinge from rusting on my other razor.

JohnnyChance
06-08-2011, 12:21 AM
Part of me wishes I was into straight razors so I could have one of these. The part of me the controls my money is glad I am not.

These all look amazing Hoss!

Craig
06-08-2011, 07:05 AM
What kind of razor would you like?

Hoss

Honestly, I can't get over the first one posted in this thread. It's just too nice. So if we're talking what I would like to own, it would be a carbon feather pattern either 4 or 5/8" folding 1/2 hollow razor with as slightly rounded a point as can be managed. With a handle that's organic feeling and has some texture, bone or wood, in line with the first, second and fourth posted in this thread. Did I just describe the first one you posted?

If we're talking what I would like to see pictures of, something with the razor wire pattern would be interesting, as would seeing your take on something in a more Japanese style.

Or whatever you darn well please. You've done an excellent job on the ones seen so far, I don't see any reason to think that whatever you come up with next won't be excellent as well.

Pyment
06-08-2011, 08:15 AM
I was looking through the blade profiles I posted above and thought "we don't see too many framebacks being made."

Here is one of mine:

http://straightrazorplace.com/attachments/razor-clubs/24600d1241960997-rustiques-05100743.jpg

Pyment
06-08-2011, 10:43 AM
(Sorry about the blurry photo, btw)

I probably should expand on framebacks. Some of them (including the one I posted) have interchangeable blades. The blade is inserted in a groove and held in place with a screw. I think it allows the use of different steels in the frame vs the the blade itself. The steel more suited to the task vs finding steels that "do it all".

This effectively gives you multiple razors. You could rotate the blades and need to get them "touched up" or sharpened less often.

If you could afford a 7 day set, one could leave this set with your barber and he would use your personal razors to shave you. I suspect the frameback was a less expensive way to do that.

I have seen framebacks with Damascus blades, but they are even more uncommon than framebacks in general. Making one would be an opportunity to use complementary Damascus patterns on different blades and the handle.

this thread over a Straight Razor Place has a lot of pictures of framebacks.

http://straightrazorplace.com/razor-clubs/22320-frameback-fanciers.html

watercrawl
06-08-2011, 10:46 AM
Damascus

http://www.dancingfrogforge.com/Images/DamascusHammers.jpg



*@*@*%%*@!*$)#*@(%()@!!! Now I want a damascus hammer!!

Pyment
06-08-2011, 10:52 AM
*@*@*%%*@!*$)#*@(%()@!!! Now I want a damascus hammer!!

This would be consistent with D.A.D.

Is that a common problem in these parts?


Damascus Acquisition Disorder

JohnnyChance
06-08-2011, 12:41 PM
*@*@*%%*@!*$)#*@(%()@!!! Now I want a damascus hammer!!

How about an axe?

http://www.damasteel.com/images/gall_gen02_stor.jpg

Pyment
06-08-2011, 01:01 PM
or an ulu?

http://www.radharcknives.com/images/ED_Ulu_Progress3.jpg

SpikeC
06-08-2011, 01:12 PM
I am reminded of the moto over on the Old Tools list-"the support group from hell"!

watercrawl
06-08-2011, 01:53 PM
Don't have a use for an axe on a regular basis....and ulu's are just weird. A hammer I use almost every time I'm in the shop, so a damascus one would be sweet. It's a sickness, we all know that....at least I can admit it!

heirkb
06-08-2011, 09:37 PM
That's funny, I recently asked him about doing something like this mainly because I can't seem to keep the hinge from rusting on my other razor.

For me, this is probably the most annoying thing about razors with scales. Without scales, though, you have to really watch out for the edge, which is a pain itself. I like how stable and easy to carry a razor with scales can be. In my experience, I basically have to make sure that my hand holding the razor is dry or else water will get into the pivot area.

Jay
06-08-2011, 10:05 PM
For me, this is probably the most annoying thing about razors with scales. Without scales, though, you have to really watch out for the edge, which is a pain itself. I like how stable and easy to carry a razor with scales can be. In my experience, I basically have to make sure that my hand holding the razor is dry or else water will get into the pivot area.

That's why I blow dry the pin area every time before I put it away and use a silicone treated cotton sleeve for storage. But you razor guys already know what to do.

Potato42
06-09-2011, 12:20 AM
Man I want a damascus everything. :bladesmith: Damascus knife, damascus hammer, damascus wrench, pliers, vice-grips, heck I want a damascus multi-tool. Bank account says it ain't gonna happen:(

DevinT
06-09-2011, 12:23 AM
Sean,

sorry to hear that.

Next up I think I'll make a set of moribashi. I was thinking

I would like to make a Kamisori type razor also.

Grat ideas ppl, keep them coming.

Hoss

Potato42
06-09-2011, 06:02 AM
Sean,

sorry to hear that.

Next up I think I'll make a set of moribashi. I was thinking

I would like to make a Kamisori type razor also.

Grat ideas ppl, keep them coming.

Hoss

Hey you know can't have everything! I like to dream though :D and you Hoss, make stuff I like to dream about reality. Maybe one day I'll get the bank account working in my favor :thumbsup:

mainaman
06-09-2011, 07:49 AM
I think your description is vague at best . You would need to provide a picture of sorts.

M
he said like kamisori but double sided and half hollow,that pretty much the description

mainaman
06-09-2011, 07:51 AM
Devin,
I remember you mentioned you will make full hollow, have you worked on that?

DevinT
06-09-2011, 10:20 AM
I did one. It was more like a 3/4 hollow. It turned out good.

Hoss

Marko Tsourkan
06-09-2011, 10:23 AM
he said like kamisori but double sided and half hollow,that pretty much the description

A picture is worth a thousand words for those of us who like to follow interesting threads but have no background knowledge about. To you, obviously, the description was very clear.

mainaman
06-09-2011, 10:31 AM
I did one. It was more like a 3/4 hollow. It turned out good.

Hoss
Do you have pics?

DevinT
06-09-2011, 11:35 AM
It was one of the razors that Max tested for me. I'll be getting it back next week, I'll try to take a picture of the grind for you.

Hoss

mainaman
06-09-2011, 12:07 PM
great thanks.
So what is the conclusion about the best steel for razors?

DevinT
06-10-2011, 01:00 AM
simple carbon steels with a splash of grain refiner alloy added.

You know this but, 95% is good honing, 5% is steel, heat treat, and geometry. I was hoping that the steel made a bigger difference.

Hoss

mainaman
06-10-2011, 01:02 AM
simple carbon steels with a splash of grain refiner alloy added.

You know this but, 95% is good honing, 5% is steel, heat treat, and geometry. I was hoping that the steel made a bigger difference.

Hoss
yes but I think still you need to have finer carbides for better results?

Pyment
06-10-2011, 01:33 AM
A picture is worth a thousand words for those of us who like to follow interesting threads but have no background knowledge about. To you, obviously, the description was very clear.

So, although there were additions for entertainment value in my response, did it help?

My description did have a bit of "straight razor speak". A few years ago I wouldn't have known that a kamisori was a Japanese straight razor, let alone that they are single beveled.

Marko Tsourkan
06-10-2011, 10:14 AM
So, although there were additions for entertainment value in my response, did it help?

My description did have a bit of "straight razor speak". A few years ago I wouldn't have known that a kamisori was a Japanese straight razor, let alone that they are single beveled.

Actually, pics you provided were very helpful. I had a vague idea what kamisori razor was, but now I know.

M

DwarvenChef
06-10-2011, 01:53 PM
Lovely looking blades Devin, I can tell I'm going to get in trouble around here lol :p

Craig
06-14-2011, 10:26 AM
Have you considered putting more of a smile on any of your razors?

DevinT
06-14-2011, 01:47 PM
Have you considered putting more of a smile on any of your razors?

Sure, I can do that.

Hoss

Pyment
06-15-2011, 08:54 AM
I think some of those razors would look great in Max (or Max style) scales. I can envision them in black, white, or jade ghost.

Here is one of his Jade Ghost:

http://www.madaspenhome.com/straightrazors/products/customs/custom6/max_custom_f_01.jpg

Picture one of Hoss's razors in those scales.

DevinT
06-18-2011, 09:40 PM
These are the 5 razors I did for testing steels.
Steels used were 1086v, L-3, 12C27, O-1, 1095CV.

Handles are; lace wood, wenge, ebony, blood wood, and wenge.

All have mokume washers.

These are available for sale. PM me for details.

The single photo is the one in the middle that got washed out in the photo.

Hoss

mattrud
06-18-2011, 09:49 PM
These make me want to buy a razor and start using straight razors, especially the second from the left. I love the middle one as well.

rockbox
06-18-2011, 11:04 PM
I love the middle one. Too bad I don't grow enough facial hair to justify buying one and I would be too scared to use it on my head.

rockbox
06-18-2011, 11:08 PM
Have the boys at Badger and Blade seen these? They are absolutely stunning.

mainaman
06-18-2011, 11:48 PM
Have the boys at Badger and Blade seen these? They are absolutely stunning.

SRP has seen most of those I believe, people liked them a lot.

DwarvenChef
06-19-2011, 03:58 PM
I like the blade on the lacewood :) And the blae on Ebony has enough darkness to be really attractive :) Looking good thats for sure.

DevinT
06-19-2011, 06:02 PM
Thanks DC.

Good to have you back! Glad you're feeling better with the blood pressure stuff.

Glad you like the razors.

Hoss

Craig
06-20-2011, 10:59 AM
Any chance we could get a closeup of the one furthest to the left? I'm curious about the tip on it.

DevinT
06-20-2011, 11:48 AM
Sure. Give me a day or so and I'll get a picture of it up.

Hoss

DevinT
06-20-2011, 01:57 PM
here are the photos

Craig
06-20-2011, 03:37 PM
Am I right that the lacewood is slightly rounded, or are my eyes playing tricks?

DwarvenChef
06-20-2011, 04:12 PM
Like the wedge wood scales, Burnt to get the texture? Just reminds me of my burnt chestnut handles that I love so much :) Not even going to look at the site for these as I'll get crazy and then dead when the wife catches me :p

DevinT
06-20-2011, 05:42 PM
Am I right that the lacewood is slightly rounded, or are my eyes playing tricks?

There is a small radius at the tip.

Hoss

DevinT
06-20-2011, 05:43 PM
Like the wedge wood scales, Burnt to get the texture? Just reminds me of my burnt chestnut handles that I love so much :) Not even going to look at the site for these as I'll get crazy and then dead when the wife catches me :p

The texture is put on with a wire brush.

Hoss

Marko Tsourkan
06-20-2011, 10:11 PM
The texture is put on with a wire brush.

Hoss

That wenge didn't look even half as good (and it was a AAA quality) while I had it here. Fantastic finish.

I love the razors. All of them.

M

DevinT
06-21-2011, 12:15 AM
Am I right that the lacewood is slightly rounded, or are my eyes playing tricks?

All of the handles are slightly rounded. Sorry I didn't read it carefuly the first time.

Hoss

Craig
06-21-2011, 07:32 AM
All of the handles are slightly rounded. Sorry I didn't read it carefuly the first time.

Hoss

You got it right the first time, regardless of what I actually wrote.

Pyment
06-21-2011, 09:39 AM
Something new to try would be a shoulderless design. It can be a really hot looking razor. I have this German Revisor which is shoulderless with a thumb notch and some jimping on the tang (shaves like a dream):

http://www.revisor-solingen.de/assets/images/db_images/db_277.jpg

Here is a spine view of a different razor with the same grind, but no jimps:

http://www.revisor-solingen.de/assets/images/db_images/db_9-35.jpg

They make a square tip version of this, but I prefer the round tip. I think a French tip would look pretty nice as well.

here is a razor that is shoulderless with a French tip:

http://www.revisor-solingen.de/assets/images/db_images/db_11n1.jpg
even in a narrower blade that is a pretty sexy looking razor.