04-10-2012, 08:11 AM
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  • Edson
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I got into custom making late last year and have now produced several with many more coming off the block or planned. There is no better feeling than designing a straight on paper and seeing it come to fruition over the long hours of labor.

I just have fun working in a variety of steels and searching out the little nuances between them.

This is my first - a 17/16 Spanish Point in Ivory (1084 steel):
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15/16 French Point in Jade Ghost G10 (1084 steel):
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8/8+ Barber's Notch in Forrest Green/Jade Ghost Layered G10 (1084 steel):
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15/16 Spanish Point in Textured Hunter Orange G10 (1084 steel):
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8/8 Spanish Point in Textured Black G10 (O1 steel):
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15/16 Modified Spanish Point in Silver Twill G10 (CruForgeV Steel):
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Working on some non-folders and a kamisori at the moment and hope to have them done soon. Enjoy!

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 04-10-2012, 08:14 AM
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  • Leon
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Oh man! Those are some wicked pieces!

Congratulations

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 04-10-2012, 08:53 AM
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Those are true works of art, real beauties. Congratulations!

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 04-10-2012, 02:50 PM
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  • TexBilly
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Well done, Sir! A pleasure for the eyes!

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 04-10-2012, 09:12 PM
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Super work, i love looking at your creations, i usually see your work pop up on the straight razor place, question, have you ever used VG10 or ATS34 steel.

Jamie.

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 04-11-2012, 01:34 PM
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Holy Cow, Joe, those are beautiful blades. Makes me want to get back to trying my straights!! If i had one of yours, i would be more tempted to keep practicing with it!
Beautiful work, sir.

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 04-11-2012, 03:21 PM
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Wow, really nice work!

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 04-11-2012, 04:14 PM
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  • Edson
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(04-10-2012, 09:12 PM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: Super work, i love looking at your creations, i usually see your work pop up on the straight razor place, question, have you ever used VG10 or ATS34 steel.

Jamie.

Hi Jamie,

I have not. Brian offered me some ATS34 to try, but I had to pass as I have too much other steel sitting in my garage right now to get to. Have some Japanese carbon steels I hoping to get to soon.

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 04-15-2012, 12:59 AM
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  • Colcurinho
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They are very radical.

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 04-15-2012, 12:43 PM
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  • GreekGuy
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Joe,

That is some phenomenal work. Well done indeed sir!

If possible, could you describe a little bit about the characteristics of the different types of steel you are using?

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 04-17-2012, 09:05 AM
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I tried to avoid this thread because I knew it was going to be like this...

Truly awesome work Joe.
Have you worked with any S30V steel?

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 04-23-2012, 03:37 PM
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  • GregDR
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Beauties! I've always been interested in getting a spanish point. Excellent work!

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 05-08-2012, 08:36 AM
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  • Edson
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I'll put together a little something on the steels I use after a bit. Will probably be mainly using Japanese Carbon steels in the future, but alas my custom making will be coming to an end in a couple months as I have to move to a large city and small apartment for real job related stuff. Hopefully in a couple years I'll be somewhere else so that I can take it up again.

Some more recent ones:

15/16 Kamisori made from CruforgeV

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31/32 Non-Folder made from CruForgeV:

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13/16 to 7/8 extreme Smiling made from Hitachi White Paper Steel, etched.

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 05-08-2012, 10:32 AM
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  • Snuff
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love the kamisori, the others are not my kind of straights but hey I'll admit that you got some great skills man!

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 05-08-2012, 11:55 AM
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  • Brent
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Joe -

Awesome razors. I hope one day I can join the custom club. I live the unique, one of a kind aspect of them and being able to support an artistic craftsman.

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 05-08-2012, 11:58 AM
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  • GreekGuy
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Beautiful Joe. Just beautiful.

I'm really curious how one of the CruforgeV is blackened and the other is shiny. Love that blackened look, very distinctive!

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 05-08-2012, 12:00 PM
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  • Johnny
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Holy cow! I can only think of one word:

BEAUTIFUL

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 05-08-2012, 01:40 PM
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  • Edson
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(05-08-2012, 11:58 AM)GreekGuy Wrote: Beautiful Joe. Just beautiful.

I'm really curious how one of the CruforgeV is blackened and the other is shiny. Love that blackened look, very distinctive!

The darkened one was etched with ferric chloride solution. It is a mild acid that eats a little at the steel darkening it. I did it to try and bring out the hamon and etched the whole razor.

The White steel one I etched similarly, but just the blade to bring out the layered steel.

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 05-08-2012, 02:00 PM
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  • GreekGuy
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(05-08-2012, 01:40 PM)Edson Wrote:
(05-08-2012, 11:58 AM)GreekGuy Wrote: Beautiful Joe. Just beautiful.

I'm really curious how one of the CruforgeV is blackened and the other is shiny. Love that blackened look, very distinctive!

The darkened one was etched with ferric chloride solution. It is a mild acid that eats a little at the steel darkening it. I did it to try and bring out the hamon and etched the whole razor.

The White steel one I etched similarly, but just the blade to bring out the layered steel.

It looks fantastic Joe. Nice work!

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 05-08-2012, 04:40 PM
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You're doing very well Joe. Are these razors for customers or yourself?
The black Kami is incredible. The extreme smile razor looks like a serpent. Seriously amazing. You have some very unique designs.

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