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    The Razor Whisperer Philadelph's Avatar
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    Exclamation One of those Friodurs...

    I just hate working with these NOS friodur blades. There are so many things about them that make them a PITA to rescale, it's almost never worth it to me. Hopefully this is the last one I'll ever touch! Scales are carbon fiber, but for some reason they never come out as black in the pics as they look in real life. Much more 3D looking and shiny, etc. Wedge is burgundy micarta, but doesn't have much red for contrast. It looks more black. Nice in person though. This one is already spoken for. Enjoy!
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    Nice piece of work Alex, they may be a PITA but it sure turned out nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeman View Post
    Nice piece of work Alex, they may be a PITA but it sure turned out nice.

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    When Alex does them they always turn out exceptional.
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    Now if I could just find a midget.. Joeman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    When Alex does them they always turn out exceptional.
    Amen to that, the gunshots in the seven-day set stand as one of my favorites so far.

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    That's a very nice-looking set of scales. They may be difficult to re-scale, but they're really good razors. Hold an edge for a long time, smooth shaving, and really sharp. The cheap plastic scales mine came with were warped and I had them replaced by Floppyshoes ASAP. It's a favourite now.

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    That's some phenomenal pinning work! Very skilled, & far beyond what i imagine i'll ever achieve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by persco View Post
    That's a very nice-looking set of scales. They may be difficult to re-scale, but they're really good razors. Hold an edge for a long time, smooth shaving, and really sharp. The cheap plastic scales mine came with were warped and I had them replaced by Floppyshoes ASAP. It's a favourite now.

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    Not my favorite blades to restored either. The tangs are not tapered in any kind of significant way so you either have to:

    1. Have thin scales and a pronounced wedge to bend around the tang
    2. Carve out a niche for the tang
    3. Modify the tang (Grind)
    4. Design the scales to go around the tang

    Looks like alex went with #4 in this case, but my heart goes out to anyone brave/confident/stupid enough to want to rescale one of these things.

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    As usual that is outstanding work. Based on the comments those must be very difficult blades to deal with. Is the carbon fiber abel to be cut with a band saw? The only reason I ask is because the look you achieve with it is very sleek.
    Great Work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by treydampier View Post
    Is the carbon fiber abel to be cut with a band saw?
    Not a wood cutting bandsaw, but a metal cutting saw, yes.

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