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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    Why not just buy a razor out if the Buy sell trade section and you won't even spend a hundred dollars if you watch for a good sale.

    On the getting one from Charlie. Good luck with that, Charlies work n a razor will cost mire than your wanting to spend, his work is the finest. Tc
    Well, I do understand wanting to make your own razor. Forging, grinding and heat treatment are impossible to do as a one-off if you come in new, but sanding, polishing and making scales are things that are much easier to start with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
    Well, I do understand wanting to make your own razor. Forging, grinding and heat treatment are impossible to do as a one-off if you come in new, but sanding, polishing and making scales are things that are much easier to start with.
    Ya but basically he doesn't want to forge a razor he wants it done, so my suggestion is still buy one done, or f it needs to be a one oft custom , buy one done,, but to have it forged,, beat into submission, grind to ready for heat treat, then send it out. And then if he can't forge or heat treat, what are the odds he can temper it?,

    Another question, do you shave with a straight now? Cause the end result needs to be usable. Tc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel View Post
    I thought this thread was about me.
    No Steel, if we were talking about you it would be " the Real STEEL! ". Tc
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    Why not just buy a razor out if the Buy sell trade section and you won't even spend a hundred dollars if you watch for a good sale.

    On the getting one from Charlie. Good luck with that, Charlies work n a razor will cost mire than your wanting to spend, his work is the finest. Tc
    I want to buy a custom-made razor that is of my design, pay someone to make a near-ready blade. I can then finish the edge, polish it, put some scales on it and have my very own one-off razor.

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    All custom razors are the customers design, that's what makes them custom, I have 12 customs, no one else has one just like mine, so pay for an almost finished razor, then finish t yourself but it will cost you the same. The work s done , but you will have to finish grind which is the art of the grinder, then you will need to temper it,, , best to let a man who knows how to build a blade finish it cause screw up and you just wasted a lot of money, but hey it's your money. And if your flush with cash, it won't hurt if you mess up,must order another. Good luck. Tc
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    Quote Originally Posted by WILDMAN1 View Post
    I want to buy a custom-made razor that is of my design, pay someone to make a near-ready blade. I can then finish the edge, polish it, put some scales on it and have my very own one-off razor.
    I can *totally* understand what you want, and I think it would be fantastic to won a razor that resulted from one's own input in this way.

    But I'm not sure you have a firm grasp of the work involved in making that near-ready blade. If you want it to be an excellent razor, that will demand excellent craftsmanship. Custom razors are not stamped from blanks like a production Dovo. They are forged by hand. They are ground by hand. That will cost. And it should, as you are calling upon the skills and experience of someone who not only can collaborate and advise upon the design of a razor, but also take it to near-completion. As someone who has around 4 years experience as a blacksmith and occasional bladesmith, and as someone who has stepped away from attempting another razor until my own forging skills improve, I can vouch for what goes into the production of a custom razor. And that is, IMHO, something that a customer should not only be aware of, but also willing to pay for.

    I may have misunderstood your earlier posts, but it seems you desire something that will be difficult to obtain: a large, custom-made razor, designed to your specs, cheap. That's awesome until the last bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    All custom razors are the customers design, that's what makes them custom, I have 12 customs, no one else has one just like mine, so pay for an almost finished razor, then finish t yourself but it will cost you the same. The work s done , but you will have to finish grind which is the art of the grinder, then you will need to temper it,, , best to let a man who knows how to build a blade finish it cause screw up and you just wasted a lot of money, but hey it's your money. And if your flush with cash, it won't hurt if you mess up,must order another. Good luck. Tc
    Some custom-made razors are of the maker's design. Anywho, I'm talking with a razor maker now. We will be going over what it will look like. He will take it to nearly the end, where all I will have to do is polish it to my desired sheen, put an edge on it and attach my own scales. Thanks for the input everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WILDMAN1 View Post
    I want to buy a custom-made razor that is of my design, pay someone to make a near-ready blade. I can then finish the edge, polish it, put some scales on it and have my very own one-off razor.
    a Bruno Blade or similar arrangement with a blade maker would be my recommendations based on your request
    get the blade steel made & semi finished then, do the final fit & details yourself
    many of us have started this way it is a great way to get into making customs before the full outlay of equipment or the finished custom pricing
    as previously mentioned the Brunoblades club is inspiration


    Also in Australia we have a professional heat-treating company that charges about $25AUD pre blade if you want to use them purely for heat treat of your finished blank
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
    Well, I do understand wanting to make your own razor. Forging, grinding and heat treatment are impossible to do as a one-off if you come in new, but sanding, polishing and making scales are things that are much easier to start with.
    Correct, yes, that's what I want to do. Let me know when you are ready to send me a design in my e-mail. You did get it? Thanks.

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