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    Default 8/8 wootz monster in mammoth scales

    This razor was handforged according to my Monster design. I handsanded it to a mirror polish and then etched it in Nital instead of ferric chloride. The wootz Steel was smelted by Evrahim Baran. This makes the pattern appear with a lot more contrast. I am very happy with how the pattern turned out. Originally I was going to sell the blade separately but the customer asked me to put fossil mammoth tusk scales on it.

    I've added close up pics of just the blade hollows to better show the reveal of the pattern.







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    Wow that is beautiful! Those ivory scales really complete the package��

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    Whoa, that's nice!


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    Thank you for the close ups. The steel has really cool patterns that is hard to see in the regular pictures. Another beauty.
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    That sir, is one amazingly great looking razor
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    Very interesting patterning in the steel.
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    A gorgeous work, Bruno!
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    Beautiful piece.
    Please, what is the blade width and the spine thickness?
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    The blade is 8/8+
    The spine thickness is just over 7 mm (over 5/16)
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    Absolutely beautiful Bruno, just out of interest what's the mammoth tusk like to work with, is it brittle? Cheers Ed.

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