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    It is hard to spherodize anneal stainless steels once you got to forging and welding heat... Wouldnt it make more sense to buy wide strip and beat the spine thicker end on...

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    Btw if you could get 420 HC the 0.7 C versio ... you could with a lot of care get 59 Rc out of it... and it would be similarly tough and with small carbides than aebl... not the same obviously but very good performance...

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    I have seen some folks using full 1/4 stock for some 6/8 and 5/16 for 7/8 custom blades, so I am not sure what the current trends are. The wider old German blade that I have is actually tapered from about .200 at the toe to like .180 above the heel, so it is a bit confusing.
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    What would make you think that the bevel angles would be different for 'modern' razors?

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    That is something that I have thought off. You still need to get it pretty hot to do that. I don't know HOW hot.
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    It is hard to spherodize anneal stainless steels once you got to forging and welding heat... Wouldnt it make more sense to buy wide strip and beat the spine thicker end on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDM61 View Post
    I have seen some folks using full 1/4 stock for some 6/8 and 5/16 for 7/8 custom blades, so I am not sure what the current trends are.Unless the grind goes all the way to the top of the spine, those examples would be approaching wood chisel angles. I've seen people shave with wood chisels and plane irons, even axes, but these are not proper angles for razors IMO The wider old German blade that I have is actually tapered from about .200 at the toe to like .180 above the heel, so it is a bit confusing.
    What is the distance from the edge to the top of the spine wear at those two places on the German razor?

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    Right around .69-.7. Max width of the blade is around .8. It has a round spine. The smaller Wilhelm Mandt razor which is .175 thick is like .69 total width with the shorter rounded spine and like .625 from the hone wear. It has less wear so it may be a better benchmark.
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    What is the distance from the edge to the top of the spine wear at those two places on the German razor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDM61 View Post
    Right around .69-.7. Max width of the blade is around .8..
    So in the 15-16 degree range. My kind of razor.

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    Hmmmm. So do you think that with AEB-L's reputation for very high fine edge keeness and stability, this could work in that 6/8 size range?
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    So in the 15-16 degree range. My kind of razor.

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    I think the .20 would work OK for 5/8-6/8.
    After measuring a lot of 6/8 razors I would bet the average is around .21-.22
    I know Alpha will have (it may already but listed) some AEB-L that is .196
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    Quote Originally Posted by MileMarker60 View Post
    I think the .20 would work OK for 5/8-6/8.
    After measuring a lot of 6/8 razors I would bet the average is around .21-.22
    I know Alpha will have (it may already but listed) some AEB-L that is .196
    not listed yet, but they are the only source for it at this time

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