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    Dang nice razor for a first! I think i shall give this a shot too. I work with metal all day long, so why not? What types of metal are appropriate for this work? Also does it need to be cut on a water jet, or would laser cutting work just as well? Anyone know?


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    Quote Originally Posted by wally76 View Post
    Dang nice razor for a first! I think i shall give this a shot too. I work with metal all day long, so why not? What types of metal are appropriate for this work? Also does it need to be cut on a water jet, or would laser cutting work just as well? Anyone know?


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    1095, 1084, O2, O1, are all common choices of steel. Usually the steel can be ordered annealed and spheroidized so that it can be band sawed for material removal blades. For forged blades this is not needed. Laser should work OK if you leave a bit to grind at the edge.
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    keep in mind that the thickness of the spine should be between 1/3 and 1/4 of the width of the blade. That is an often made mistake.
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    Awesome job on this.
    It is giving me some ideas, ideas I have no way of putting into practice any time soon, but its always nice to dream.

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    Found some O1 and a good amount A2 steel on the shelf. Is the A2 good for anything? Not sure if its annealed or not, as a lot of it is not labeled or just has a few markings on the steel itself. Also the O1 might have to be machined down to correct size. Can that be done? I'm thinking its not yet in hardened state.


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    I don't know if any of us has ever used A2 or not.
    O1 can be milled down or just filed down. Try filing it. If it bites it isn't hardened.
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    I'm pretty sure that Jerry Stark has done some A2 razors. Not a common choice for a razor.
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