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    Hello guys,

    I’ll just drop the last three custom straights on for you to have a look at

    The first one is a Japanese kamisori style (although westernised), the blade was a full wedge and measured 8/8”, the blade guard is natural horn with pewter wedges fastened with a leather cord and chromed toggle.
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    The second was modelled on a Wade & Butcher barbers use I was working on, the blade is a 9/8” wedge and to give it a little extra grip I cut some jimps into the spine, natural horn scales and pewter wedge
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    And the third one is the prettiest razor I’ve made to date, it’s a 8/8” wedge with natural horn scales, pewter wedge and I’ve double pinned it on the wedge end.
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    All made from O1 tool steel three times heat treated and oil quenched then tempered at 150deg c (300deg f) to achieve a rockwell of C62 ish.

    I’ve got to admit I’m really loving making these razors and I’m getting really good so I think I’m going to keep going and make as many as I can.
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    Those are some nice looking shavers! Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with.
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    Wow! Those are really cool razors. on the horn sheath for the kamisori.

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    Wow, I like em all! But I especially like that fixed blade. Nice work!
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    Hi RezDog, I'm not using Facebook for a business page I just find I a quick and simple way to update, I can take a photo on my phone, upload it and that it done! Nice and simple and I like nice and simple ��

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    Very nice. I love the look of the kamisori style.

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    all 3 are great, but 1st and the last have sth additional to them.. congrats on your work !

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    Looks great! I especially love the kamisori.

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    How thick are the spines, compared to the width of the razor? Because the 9/8 wedge in horn scales looks much too thin and it looks like it will have a much too shallow honing angle. And as soon as they've been honed a couple of times, they will also develop massive hone wear because of this.

    Looking at the blade profile, this is more like a razor shaped knife than an actual razor:
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