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Offline Jan

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Antique straight razor
« on: June 28, 2019, 09:58:35 am »
Recently I received torso of an antique German straight razor. The razor was completely destroyed, whole pieces of the bevel were broken off the blade. I decided to reshape the razor torso into a letter knife. Because the carbon steel is really hard I used fine diamond wheel.

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« Last Edit: June 28, 2019, 10:56:17 am by Jan »

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Re: Antique straight razor
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2019, 05:10:16 pm »
Great job re-purposing the razor.

Is it letter opener sharp or Tormek sharp?
Sharpen the knife blade
Hone edge until perfection
Cut with joy and ease

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Re: Antique straight razor
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2019, 09:54:50 pm »
Thanks, John! The knife bits into my fingernail.  ;)

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Re: Antique straight razor
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2019, 12:33:31 am »
Very nice Jan! You cleaned it up very nicely.

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Re: Antique straight razor
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2019, 09:10:30 am »
Thank you Antz! For polishing the blade I used smaller felt wheel mounted in a drill press and Tormek honing compound.

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Re: Antique straight razor
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2019, 11:13:22 am »
Good job; and beautiful razor  :)
« Last Edit: June 30, 2019, 04:22:52 pm by Josu V »
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Re: Antique straight razor
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2019, 11:17:35 am »
Thank you, Josu! It's a real pleasure to hold such an old beautiful tool in hand.  :)

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