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    Default "Kamisaurus Rex" or The Death of a Microtome

    This Microtome has been sitting out in the shop for a good two years, I always said "someday" I was going to do "something" with it...
    Well last week Nubskillz and I were blabbing in the chat room, where many ideas are hatched
    He mentioned that he had a Microtome and was there anything I could do with it, we started thinking and shooting ideas and I said "Well hell why not make the single bevel look right and make it into a Kamisori style razor" so the idea was hatched...
    Now last night we were talking again in chat and I remembered I had this one, it is I think a Boker Microscope Sectional Cutter 15/16 with ZERO hone wear...

    What a mess of rust but I started cleaning it up, and I just made the first cuts in the spine and blade...
    I am going to target 1.5-1.75 inches for the actual edge length...I am seeing something for the blade shape that Spazola came up with sometime back that inspired my Wicked Style Mods but maybe pushed farther out there....

    I have some ideas for the "Tang/Handle" but I have to work it out in my mind first before I start hacking steel up... I am thinking something like the Acrylic Covered Tangs I have done in the past...

    Anyway as the Kamisaurus Rex starts to take more shape, I'll keep posting here, until it is done or destroyed completely...Then if it works out I'll start cutting up Nubskillz's microtome next hehehehe

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    I will be watching this thread with great anticipation...

    I dig the idea of a covered tang. What were you thinking for the shape of the toe, heel and shoulder?

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    Is the blade different on a Kamisori style? I see the Japanese barbers hold those things at about 70 degrees or so while shaving someone...

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    I can't wait to see what happens. Mine is in the mail tomorrow.

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    Glen , do I detect a slight lean to the east in your posture ?

    Sean64 ; Not really 70. Just the ridge below the spine gives that illusion.
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    Default More cutting, and shaping, and polishing, Oh Boy!!!

    That of course is said with the same cadence of Loins & Tigers & Bears Oh My !!!

    The blade shape is in, and did some grinding on the spine, it is hard to tell other than the stamp is gone completely, but I am thinning down the tang as I go here also... I need to have a good thin tang when I am done, to bring the Acrylic halves together when I attach them.. Haven't quite decided on that yet, but epoxy and some pinning is floating around in my brain...The tail will come off eventually on this too and I will have as close to a traditional Japanese style handle shape, as I can manage, that is what I am planning..

    The blade is quite pitted, but I am committed to this now, I might have to lose a bit of size to find good clean steel for the bevel...We shall see when that time comes...


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    WOW GLEN!!! I cringe at the thought of the time you are putting into that blade. I really want to see it finished and anticipate a real , serviceable looker.
    Having Fun Shaving

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    You beat me to it. I'm in the middle of a similar concept with a regular hollow ground. At the rate I'm going you'll be finished months before me. I'm sure I can learn a lot from watching your effort. Thanks G-Man
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    another waiting with great anticipation

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    Count me in as an anticipated watcher

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