Monday, May 31, 2010
This razor was comissioned by a guy who saw pictures of a similar one I had made for myself last summer. This one is made from an old Nicholson file. The original was car spring. The file's higher carbon content should make it hold its edge longer. With the car spring razor, I had to strop the edge midway through a shave.
It was forged out, ground, hardened in vegetable oil, temper lightly drawn, honed, and stropped. The box is made by my neighbor and sometime student, Bryan Pope, whose fine ax I've already shown. It is made from salvaged red cedar, left rough.