07-13-2013, 11:33 AM
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Thought you all might enjoy this -

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 07-13-2013, 12:23 PM
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  • MikekiM
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If you ever decide to sell this, let me know please...

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 07-13-2013, 12:34 PM
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  • Agravic
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Beautifully done! Smile

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 07-13-2013, 04:25 PM
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Sweet Ass Sweet

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 07-13-2013, 08:38 PM
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  • Johnny
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I guess that answers the conversation we had last week. Totally changes the looks of that razor. Very nice job.

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 07-13-2013, 08:52 PM
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Wow! What a beautiful transformation! Smile

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 07-13-2013, 09:27 PM
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A very fine and worthy transformation for an excellent razor.

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 07-14-2013, 03:15 AM
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  • Snuff
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Cool

You're well known for your fantastic work with straights but this is wonderful, doe you take orders on requests? ;-)

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 07-14-2013, 05:04 AM
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(07-14-2013, 03:15 AM)Snuff Wrote: Cool

You're well known for your fantastic work with straights but this is wonderful, doe you take orders on requests? ;-)

This was for a customer, so, yes.. But demand is so incredibly high for these services, my queue is around 3 months long. Sad

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 07-14-2013, 05:19 AM
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What is 3 months? If anything it should reassure people that they are getting it done by someone who is in big demand and who delivers quality work. Might contact you for one after vacation is over. It's beautiful!

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 07-14-2013, 05:27 AM
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  • slantman
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Beautiful razor. You can never tell that it uses disposable blades.

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 07-14-2013, 06:24 AM
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  • ben74
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Fantastic transformation!

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 07-15-2013, 11:36 AM
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  • mikeperry
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Very! nice scales, they compliment the lines and clean look of the razor Thumbsup

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 07-15-2013, 12:31 PM
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  • tsimmns
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This is truly beautiful. Nice work. If I ever get a back up of the one I just purchased here off the B/S/T I might have one done to look something similar to this.

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 07-15-2013, 05:34 PM
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Super Nice! Me Like! Me Want! Smile

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 07-17-2013, 04:57 PM
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(07-15-2013, 05:34 PM)olblueyez Wrote: Super Nice! Me Like! Me Want! Smile

Looks great, very classy:-)

Question: is it possible to use a hex nut like with Hart razors?

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 07-18-2013, 05:10 AM
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(07-17-2013, 04:57 PM)Galhatz Wrote:
(07-15-2013, 05:34 PM)olblueyez Wrote: Super Nice! Me Like! Me Want! Smile

Looks great, very classy:-)

Question: is it possible to use a hex nut like with Hart razors?

Actually, it is very possible. The pivot hole in these Feather razors are 1/8", and I've used 1/8" barrel torx before. That said I'm not a huge fan of screw pivots, they seem to loosen fairly easily. I guess some loctite could remedy that though.

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 07-18-2013, 06:21 AM
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(07-18-2013, 05:10 AM)Undream Wrote:
(07-17-2013, 04:57 PM)Galhatz Wrote:
(07-15-2013, 05:34 PM)olblueyez Wrote: Super Nice! Me Like! Me Want! Smile

Looks great, very classy:-)

Question: is it possible to use a hex nut like with Hart razors?

Actually, it is very possible. The pivot hole in these Feather razors are 1/8", and I've used 1/8" barrel torx before. That said I'm not a huge fan of screw pivots, they seem to loosen fairly easily. I guess some loctite could remedy that though.

This thread only seems to get better with more information. That razor is a fantastic combination of old style workmanship blended with the convenience and performance of the Feather system.

Would Undream be able to share a little more about the material details on this razor? 3 months wait to get such a piece isn't all bad. Think the wait is lengthening...
Thanks for posting.

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 07-18-2013, 09:35 AM
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(07-18-2013, 06:21 AM)u2u Wrote: Would Undream be able to share a little more about the material details on this razor?
Thanks for posting.


The horn is white streaked Water buffalo. The wedge is .032" Nickel silver sheeting on each side of a black piece of horn.

The wedge was made by careful measurement with the calipers to the desired resting depth of the blade holder (rather thick it was!)

The pins are Nickel silver and the washers are stainless steel, 1/16" i.d. and 3/16" o.d.

I mentioned that the Feather RG has a 1/8" pivot hole. In order to make sure that the operation was fluid and there was no play with my 1/16" nickel rod, I placed a 1/8" OD x 1/16" ID brass tube into the pivot of the Feather and trimmed it flush with the tang. The result was that I had a hole the correct size for my 1/16" nickel silver rod to snugly fit. I put in hammered flat brass pivot washers between each side of the tang and each scale, thickness around 1/64" The razor opens and closes smooth as silk.

The horn scales are approx .100" thickness - thick enough to feel substantial and solid, but thin enough to look aesthetically pleasing, and professional. One of my pet peeves is when amateur scalemakers use big, bulky scales. Tacky. Ick Smile

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 07-18-2013, 06:26 PM
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(07-18-2013, 09:35 AM)Undream Wrote:
(07-18-2013, 06:21 AM)u2u Wrote: Would Undream be able to share a little more about the material details on this razor?
Thanks for posting.


The horn is white streaked Water buffalo. The wedge is .032" Nickel silver sheeting on each side of a black piece of horn.

The wedge was made by careful measurement with the calipers to the desired resting depth of the blade holder (rather thick it was!)

The pins are Nickel silver and the washers are stainless steel, 1/16" i.d. and 3/16" o.d.

I mentioned that the Feather RG has a 1/8" pivot hole. In order to make sure that the operation was fluid and there was no play with my 1/16" nickel rod, I placed a 1/8" OD x 1/16" ID brass tube into the pivot of the Feather and trimmed it flush with the tang. The result was that I had a hole the correct size for my 1/16" nickel silver rod to snugly fit. I put in hammered flat brass pivot washers between each side of the tang and each scale, thickness around 1/64" The razor opens and closes smooth as silk.

The horn scales are approx .100" thickness - thick enough to feel substantial and solid, but thin enough to look aesthetically pleasing, and professional. One of my pet peeves is when amateur scalemakers use big, bulky scales. Tacky. Ick Smile

Thank you for the detailed response. Sweet looking and thoroughly thought out item. Going to have to PM you down the road and see if I can add to your winter work!

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