I am making a pendray wootz razor for @Mike Blue . And another for myself / for sale depending on whether someone wants it when it is finished or not. I started with the rightmost blank in the picture. It weighed 260 grams.

First i drew it out until it was 5/8 by 1/4 and 10" long. I did that by hand because wootz and presses are not best friends. At least not for small cross sections. Then i cut it in 2 identical pieces.

And then i carefully forged those pieces into near identical razors. One weighs 114 grams, the other 118.

There is very little spare material in these blanks. Normally I am slightly more wasteful but i really wanted to get 2 full razors out of that piece of steel. Pretty happy so far.

First i drew it out until it was 5/8 by 1/4 and 10" long. I did that by hand because wootz and presses are not best friends. At least not for small cross sections. Then i cut it in 2 identical pieces.

And then i carefully forged those pieces into near identical razors. One weighs 114 grams, the other 118.

There is very little spare material in these blanks. Normally I am slightly more wasteful but i really wanted to get 2 full razors out of that piece of steel. Pretty happy so far.

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