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    Exclamation Alex Jacques Custom Damascus

    Alex Jacques fully custom Damascus (pattern welded steel) straight razor, ~15/16”, wedge/quarter hollow grind (I don’t like knit-picking grinds, see photos 5-8 below), thin carbon fiber 6k weave scales, G11 wedge. The Damascus was custom made by the well known knifemaker and damascus producer Delbert Ealy. It is an O1/L6 combination ideal for straight razors. The pivot pin is made of a barrel pivot with torx screws. The scales are thin, UV resistant carbon fiber and feel GREAT in hand.

    A NOTE on the Photos below: Keep in mind that these photos are pre-honing (the edge in the photos looks thick/blemished doesn’t it? lol). Along the edge of the razor you may notice a shiny strip where the steel is not etched though- this is not the honed bevel, but rather a section where I used a ‘resist’ to keep the etch from bringing out the pattern in the steel. Some makers argue that this makes it easier to hone a good edge and prevents the etching process from pitting the edge of the razor. After honing, I found no real need for it. I probably will not do this on future razors, but on this particular piece, it does not affect the razor’s functionality or aesthetics in any way.
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    Killer job Alex. If that was mine I would call it the Black Beauty.
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    Wow, that's stunning, Alex. Very well done, Sir

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    Back in Black Alex....Good work...
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    That is a fearsome looking piece. Well, there's another maker on the list of people I need custom razors from!

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    Way to go! That is beautiful design and execution.

    I have been waiting for you would start posting your own creations. It was worth the wait.

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    Damn!!
    Great job Alex!!!

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    Congrats Alex! That is so damn cool. It would look awesome on the shelf next to the other four razors I have of yours <g>

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    Totally digging the Damascus matched to the carbon fiber. Bucephalus, for sure. You say the C/F feels great in-hand? Is the weighting thrown off?

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    I've figured you've been hard at work lately. The results here certainly bear that out. Top notch, Alex. Thanks for showing us your work here.

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