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    Well we have covered about everything but how about posting all those custom razors here, any maker. I sadly have nothibg to post were yet but with the group buy coming up who knows?

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    I assume that you're talking about true, 100% customs, right Doc? As in blade and everything......

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    You all realize when you are talking strictly custom razors though we all assume that to mean a expertly made razor to our own specs there is nothing in the term custom to denote quality of any kind. Anyone can make a custom razor, however it might not be something anyone of us would ever want to use or buy. Also ready made razors by the usual suspects are strictly speaking not custom since they are not made to our specs. So what is the sense of this post? I really don't know, just thinking out loud here when we refer to custom razors what we rally mean is a razor made to order by a skilled maker and even though what most of us consider to be custom razors like a typical Zowada or Livi is really not a custom razor just a very high end ready made razor. Many more razors are strictly limited production razors like the TI Silverwing LEs. These type razors may be high end or not. Also there is the idea of if you order a Custom razor and the maker uses a blank ready made and does some fabrication and sends it out for hardening or grinding and does the scale work and final work is that custom? How complete does the maker have to have had a part in its creation to still be custom. For example Livi buys the ingots and does everything else. Zowada as I understand it fabricates and pours the metal himself.

    So what do you guys think? What is a custom razor?
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    I would say anything with a moderate amount of alteration would count, If you made the scales, it's got custom scales... anything done by traveller is pretty much custom,
    as is anything done by Robert Williams. Livi's and Zowada's are made by artisans not factory workers, so I'd call them custom.
    This is a picture of a Wade & Butcher with custom scales... (Hey, It's custom)

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    this post edited to fit your screen
    Last edited by crichton; 01-27-2008 at 03:49 AM.

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    Actually when I created this I was thinking of small one man shops that are producing one of a kind order specific razors. To me a wade and butcher is going to still fall in the butcher shop cleaned up and restored is not really my definision of custom it falls under modified. It is a mass prodused razor that has been modified for either artistic or to restore serviceability. When I think custom I think, razors by Papa bull, Mr Chandler, Livi, etc. but again thats just my opinion.

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    I thought thats probably what you meant Doc, sorry to jump the gun and not wait for an answer directly from you.

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    no problem all in fun here

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    come on guys lets see those works of art!!!!!

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    give me a little time as im working on 2 but there not ready yet

    and short of smelting the steel i make the blank and then ground it

    and the handles you ll have to wait to see

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