New Alfred Pendray razor project

Bruno

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@petercp4e these are both options. The sharpie point didn't lend itself to hairline precision but you can see the difference.

With one option i shape the hole to the current shape, and with the other i shape the tail around the teardrop.

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petercp4e

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I like the top pic. where you shape the tail around the teardrop.
Maybe you could put a slight curve on the top and bottom of the very end of the tail too, almost making the entire tail a teardrop shape like the hole.
That's entirely up to you.
Anything you can do to make the tail look a little bit less boxy is a plus in my eyes.

Pete <:-}
 
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Bruno

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@petercp4e who was the person again who made that ramshorn knife again?
I was looking for ramshorn but most sources i find only have brownish horn which is not that nice. I'm also unsure if we can find it in 6" length. If not, we could consider making scales with sections similar to the tamahagane razor i did recently
 

petercp4e

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That was a friend in Illinois that has a small knifemaking business : Cocajo Blades.
What about something like that blue fossilized mammoth tooth that you used on a knife a while ago?
It could be another color, depending on what's out there. I remember you saying that it wasn't too hard to find.
Shokwood might be nice too.
I'm open to any and all suggestions, but we both realize that this one has to be special...

Pete <:-}
 

petercp4e

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I have another idea that I would like to run by you. I don't know if this is too far fetched or not. The razor is all about Alfred's wootz steel. How about crystal clear translucent scales so you can see the blade when the razor is closed, with a red and blue wedge to match the jewels?

Pete <:-}
 
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32t

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Crystal clear scales would be hard to do well AND maintain if used.

In my opinion if you are going to only display it the clear scales would maybe work but even then I would display it in a semi open position. And then why the clear?

If one is to use it the clear scales would add at least an hour to your routine to clean them every time.

Maybe an hour is excessive but you get my point.....
 

petercp4e

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Tim, I have a double duck Satin Wedge with clear scales and have never done anything more to them cleaning wise than I do with any other of my razors. I've had the razor for years and the scales look great plus you can easily see the blade through them.
I guess I'm just trying to think outside the box for this razor...hope it doesn't get me in trouble.

Pete <:-}
 
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32t

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I agree think outside the box!

I have the remnants of a satin edge That are as yellow as heck and I have them thinking I might save the bolsters that are green on the inside mostly.

The blade was junk from cell rot. As you might notice I am not a fan of clear scales.

Any mistake, imperfection, or soap scum easily shows up and is probably accentuated more.
 

Bruno

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Clear high quality acrylic is doable.
However as Tim mentioned, the potential problem is that with time and use, the clear view will look scratch y. Plus water or foam might show around the pivot. And while harmless in itself, be very visible.

I remember you appreciating that colored molar and i have been wanting to try it. I'll see how feasible this is. It'll be an interesting challenge for sure.
 

petercp4e

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I was also thinking frosted or white translucent wouldn't show muck around the pivot or scratches.
Let's see what you can come up with as far as molar...
I'm kinda at a loss here. I want something different that doesn't distract from the beauty of the blade, jewels and gold, but something very cool as well.
I'd certainly be open for suggestions.

Pete <:-}
 

RezDog

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Well bone is very attractive, timeless and quite stable. I think I nice set of bone scales would be classy yet allow the blade to be the show case. I may be slightly biased.
 

petercp4e

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They would be very classy indeed, especially if they were hand carved by a friend in a way and style that would embellish the blade. I'm sensing a very meaningful, possible collaborative effort here...
We do have to be careful though. I vividly remember Bruno's daughter and the camel bone funeral.

Pete <:-}
 

Bruno

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We could do that. I mean i could make nice bones scales, a couple of sets to be safe, functional and with the correct outline. And then have shaun carve / decorate them.

That would fir with the Victorian jewellery theme we started with.

Also going to try scales of molar on a non commissioned razor just to see if it can be done.
 

petercp4e

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Almost sounds like a plan if Shaun has the time and is onboard.
Still curious about the molar though.

Pete <:-}
 

RezDog

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I am open to discussions. What kind of carving where you thinking? Pick bone in a light brown stain would probably be good. I have a templat for one style of Bruno’s scales here already.
 

Bruno

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I am open to discussions. What kind of carving where you thinking? Pick bone in a light brown stain would probably be good. I have a templat for one style of Bruno’s scales here already.
Those templates wont work but ill send you new ones no problem.
 
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