Work in progress thread

Discussion in 'Razors' started by Bruno, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. paul76

    paul76 Member

    That’s a great looking design for the blade Bruno. And I like how the pattern in the steel goes from tight to open and back.
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  2. Bruno

    Bruno Administrator Staff Member

    Tamahagane razor with rubies.
    @32t In the other thread you mentioned being focused :)
    This one had my nerves strung tight.

    First I had 4 holes that were spaced exactly right, relative to each other, and in the middle of the tang.
    Then I had to sink the circumference holes right over the guide holes, on both sides, to the right depth.
    And then drill all the way through with a slightly smaller drill while not destroying the ridge inside the hole.
    There are so many ways this can go wrong it's not funny.

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  3. verndahl

    verndahl AKA tintin

    Is there someone that make new Tamahagane?
  4. Bruno

    Bruno Administrator Staff Member

    There are a couple of people. @Mike Blue is one. Tim Zowada. I know several people in the UK who do so like Owen Bush.
    My tamahagane comes from Bob Kramer who makes kitchen knives that cost the same as my car :)
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  5. Bruno

    Bruno Administrator Staff Member

    Today I took a day off, spent half a day forging, and in the afternoon went into my workshop to finish some in-progress things. I finally got around to etching a couple of razors.

    The first is a wootz blade, fresh from the dip


    And the second is Bob Kramer's Tamahagane, immediately after oiling. I set the rubies right after etching and rinsing because oiling before setting them would probably ruin the glue.

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