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    Quote Originally Posted by jmabuse View Post
    Beautiful work Ulrik. I have a question. I notice that the bevel is not apparently Damascus. Is this a san mai forging, with the Damascus laminated around harder steel in the center?
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    You have seriously out done yourself. That is just an absolutely amazing razor
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    Please tell me that you had a striker.... or two. To anyone who doesn't know, explosion pattern is an incredible amount of work
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    Wow, that is a beauty. Amazing workmanship.
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    Hello,

    thank you all for the kind comments! I am glad that you like the razor.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmabuse View Post
    Beautiful work Ulrik. I have a question. I notice that the bevel is not apparently Damascus. Is this a san mai forging, with the Damascus laminated around harder steel in the center?
    No it isnīt a sanmai itīs a direkt lamination. So the edge part is not forgewelded between outer layers, itīs forged as one piece on the bottom of the blade. This method is necessary for very thin ground full hollows because the middle layer of a sanmai would come out in the thinnest part of the hollow ground and would interrupt the damascus pattern.

    Quote Originally Posted by mglindo View Post
    That is lovely. Is that Steller Sea Cow fossil and was it stained to make it that color or is that natural?
    Yes it is Steller Sea Cow ( I didnīt know the translation) and it has itīs natural colour, itīs not stained.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluesman7 View Post
    Please tell me that you had a striker.... or two. To anyone who doesn't know, explosion pattern is an incredible amount of work
    I am not sure what a striker is, but I think you mean a blade that had to be discarded? That happens not very frequently and in this case all went well.
    But the damascus blank was made for me by the Balbach forge in Germany. I donīt know if they had some issues ;-)

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    Truly stunning work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmabuse View Post
    the middle layer of a sanmai would come out in the thinnest part of the hollow ground and would interrupt the damascus pattern.

    Ulrik
    Ulric is correct. the first two razors on my site are done with sanmai construction, and you can see how far up the blade the pattern is removed because of the hollow grind
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulrik View Post

    I am not sure what a striker is, but I think you mean a blade that had to be discarded?
    Ulrik
    Here in the U.S. a striker is a smith's helper with a sledge hammer doing most of the actual physical work.

    I thought that you were saying that the explosion damascus was hand forged without power hammers
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesman7 View Post
    Here in the U.S. a striker is a smith's helper with a sledge hammer doing most of the actual physical work.

    I thought that you were saying that the explosion damascus was hand forged without power hammers
    Now I understand! The Balbach forge definitely uses a power hammer, but nonetheless the damascus is cut and stacked by hand and the final shape is forged by hand.

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