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    So i bought this 8/8 kamisori ali's blade from another forum member for a song and it's beautiful... only problem? I hate kamisori razors I feel like they need scales..

    Well after three carbide tipped drill bits chewed up and repinning this razor 3 times i finally did it...

    ps. I HATE working with juma golden dragon... it's very flexible when thin and when pinning the washers dig into the material rather than get tighter..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heespharm View Post

    Well after three carbide tipped drill bits chewed up and repinning this razor 3 times i finally did it...
    I've had good luck in the past by placing a piece of small copper tubing at the location I wanted to drill. The copper was then heated red hot with a torch and care taken not to heat anything other than the copper. This method pulls the temper where the copper contacts the steel.

    Used that method drilling case hardened rifle receivers for scope mounts. Saved a lot of money on drill bits.
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    it might be sacrilege of a masters blade
    but I really do like the customised custom you have now
    the scale material matches the blade great I think
    job well done
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    Quote Originally Posted by Substance View Post
    it might be sacrilege of a masters blade
    but I really do like the customised custom you have now
    the scale material matches the blade great I think
    job well done
    Yeah I felt bad doing it but I like it much better now... I mocked it up and tried it and tried it alone... Ended up liking the mock up better ... Felt better in my hand and shaved better... So I went for it

    It changed the center of balance to where I hold the razor naturally which was behind the circle...

    Also makes for a truely unique looking razor and lastly I love folding kamisori's...

    The razor itself kinda had a medieval look to it so the scales I chose kinda had a medieval theme to it... It was either that or distressed scales like Lewis customs have


    I may email Cedric begging for forgiveness ;-)
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    Sacrilege? Perhaps. Beautiful result? Definitely! Credit where credit's due, great job to you on the scales and good on Cedric for making an amazing blade.
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    What type of material is that juma golden dragon? That is a new one to me. I really like the look of it.

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    Great job. Looks very nice!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachschaller View Post
    What type of material is that juma golden dragon? That is a new one to me. I really like the look of it.
    Usually used in other things but it's a newer plastic infused with minerals

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    The color of those scales is amazing but how is the durability since you said you dont like it when it is thin
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    I wouldn't call it heirloom quality but it centers and stays solid and tight for now

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