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    In forging the blade you could use a top & bottom fuller to thin behind the edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    I do not believe there are true wedge razors in existence, may be wrong thought.
    The only tool that I know is completely flat on both sides is a microtome. Those require some adjustments to hone to a shaving edge.
    Just looked at my newly acquired microtome - Carl Bittmann - and yes, but, the back side is flat but the front is slightly concave. Looking forward to honing it.
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    A pipe dream! Perhaps more then likely... why try to make a razor thats never been done before meaning a true wedge. There has been quite a few knife makers that believed that all of a sudden will start making razors and be really good at it, but getting all the right angles and geometry and honing the razor correctly is quite an undertaking.

    There a reason why 100-150 years ago the trend was to take your wedge to a grinder/concaver, to have it hollowed out for easier maintenance. Spine wear, wide unusual bevels are so common with old wedge type razors and makes them difficult to hone and maintain, but dont take my word for it buy yourself one and make it to shave then start thinking about making one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin103 View Post
    A pipe dream! Perhaps more then likely... why try to make a razor thats never been done before meaning a true wedge. There has been quite a few knife makers that believed that all of a sudden will start making razors and be really good at it, but getting all the right angles and geometry and honing the razor correctly is quite an undertaking.

    There a reason why 100-150 years ago the trend was to take your wedge to a grinder/concaver, to have it hollowed out for easier maintenance. Spine wear, wide unusual bevels are so common with old wedge type razors and makes them difficult to hone and maintain, but dont take my word for it buy yourself one and make it to shave then start thinking about making one.
    Buy a worn old sheffield wedge on ebay with a ton of honewear.
    Hone that.
    Understand why wide bevels are a bad idea and the entire world switched to (some form of) hollow grinding.

    It's not like the edge cares about how much metal is in the middle of the blade.

    The only issue could be that with certain beard density, the edge starts flexing, but even a half hollow will not do that. Generally, the main differences are that wedges have less feedback and more momentum, which means they don't tell you about shaving mistakes and allow you to 'push through'.
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