I'm lucky enough to have handled one of Pierre's razors, and let me tell you, they're pretty damn incredible.
Pierre -- is that up for sale, or are you just showing off?
I am putting my self on the line, and learning as much as I can as fast as I can as far as razors are concerned.
HT's for any given steel is the same whether knife or razor. Goal hardness may differ. Grinding is a complete rethink. Its similar to going from a hunting knife to a kitchen knife, as going from a kitchen knife to a razor. Grinding is a whole other issue. The thinness of the edge, doesn't leave a lot of wiggle room to prevent a grind through, on top of that you are grinding in a hollow, you cant see as easily, and its so thin, you have to be careful of heat so as not to wreck the temper. You have a couple hundred degrees , but in thin as foil steel, it can get there in seconds. as well all your belt covers 2/3's of the blade! so concentration becomes important.
Hey, I had to ask -- if it was for sale I was interested. But I figured you were just showing off...
Pierre, that one looks great. Very classy looking indeed!
Inspired by God, Forged by Fire, Tempered by Water, Grounded by Earth, Guided by the spirit.. Randy Haas
Stoppit. Just stoppit Pierre. That looks too good. You're going to cause a rift in space due to the disproportionate amount of awesome in one place...
Today is as good a day to die as any. Except for tomorrow. I have plans tomorrow.