02-18-2013, 05:29 AM
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Well I would like to show you a razor of mine I've just finished in exotic teak, well known for it's use in the marine world and ship building, well the razor is without doubt one of my best shavers, a fairly rare model, the blade looks lovely with a true Kamisori grind with an amazing edge, the only real let down to me was the original yet drab black scales we tend to see on most western razors, well I had a lovely piece of Teak in my small wood supply so I set about making them up trying to remain true to a Japanese design I was thinking along the lines of a Tanto blade quite angular in style, well I like to think I may have pulled it off, but I'm more than happy with the outcome, I have the original scales which came off in perfect condition, I will leave you the spec and a few photo's.

HishaKaku 6/8 Extra Very Hard 65mm blade Razor Made In Japan

The razor is NOS has never been used with an original paper case. It is from an old stock at Nichiri Co. which is the one of largest barber equipment manufacture and wholesale company in Japan. It s at least 40 years old. It is very rare model to find even used condition ones . The blade length: 65mm (2 1/2inch) The total length of the razor when it opened: 225mm (8 7/8 inch) The shoulder width of the blade: 4mm (5/32 inch) The width of the razor blade: 21mm (1 1/2inch) The total weight of the razor: 1.6oz.

Jamie.




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 02-18-2013, 06:41 AM
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  • tgutc
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Those scales are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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 02-18-2013, 07:24 AM
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(02-18-2013, 06:41 AM)tgutc Wrote: Those scales are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Thanks, but the pleasure is all mine I assure you.

Jamie

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 02-18-2013, 08:02 AM
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You do really nice work Jamie. Just a pleasure to look at.

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 02-18-2013, 08:09 AM
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Jamie ... that is a beautiful Kamisori ... WOW!

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 02-18-2013, 08:37 AM
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Thanks Johnny & Ravi for the thumbs up.

Jamie

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 02-18-2013, 10:50 AM
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Hi Jamie

What a beautiful looking blade, simply stunning!

Lovely job on those Teak scales, especially like the 45°? bevel cut at the (red) wedge end and the red wedge detail, both are very nice touches Clap

Did you apply any kind of protective oil, coating, to the Teak? If yes, would you mind sharing what you used?

Forgive the nitpicking, but you may want to re-look at your conversion of 21mm into inches...

Quote:The width of the razor blade: 21mm (1 1/2inch)

Take care, Mike

Edit: Added "nitpicking".

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 02-18-2013, 10:52 AM
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Wow! Awesome job there, Jamie.
Congratulations on such a fine result!

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 02-18-2013, 11:00 AM
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Beautiful, as always. Thanks for sharing it.

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 02-18-2013, 11:03 AM
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Simply stunning!

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 02-18-2013, 11:35 AM
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(02-18-2013, 10:50 AM)mikeperry Wrote: Hi Jamie

What a beautiful looking blade, simply stunning!

Lovely job on those Teak scales, especially like the 45°? bevel cut at the (red) wedge end and the red wedge detail, both are very nice touches Clap

Did you apply any kind of protective oil, coating, to the Teak? If yes, would you mind sharing what you used?

Forgive the nitpicking, but you may want to re-look at your conversion of 21mm into inches...

Quote:The width of the razor blade: 21mm (1 1/2inch)

Take care, Mike

Edit: Added "nitpicking".


Hi Mike,

First of all Teak is one of the finest hardwoods for repelling water or moisture, and the reason why it's so widely used among ship and boat builders, but even though I still used some raw linseed oil, then a coating of renaissance wax and buffed to a nice polished finish.

Jamie

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 02-18-2013, 11:47 AM
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(02-18-2013, 11:35 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: First of all Teak is one of the finest hardwoods for repelling water or moisture, and the reason why it's so widely used among ship and boat builders, but even though I still used some raw linseed oil, then a coating of renaissance wax and buffed to a nice polished finish.

Hi Jamie

Thank you Smile

They (Teak scales) do look stunning! Clap

Take care, Mike

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 02-18-2013, 09:21 PM
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(02-18-2013, 08:09 AM)Agravic Wrote: Jamie ... that is a beautiful Kamisori ... WOW!

+1 Magnificent!

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 02-18-2013, 09:45 PM
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(02-18-2013, 09:21 PM)celestino Wrote:
(02-18-2013, 08:09 AM)Agravic Wrote: Jamie ... that is a beautiful Kamisori ... WOW!

+1 Magnificent!

Thanks Celestino your feedback and words of praise are always appreciated.

Jamie

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