07-22-2013, 04:14 AM
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  • Johnny
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A member over on SRP that goes by the name Str8Raz0r (Stu) made this stunning functional work of art, and I thought I would just share it with you.

He calls it the Spin Razor. Here is what he says about it.

Gents, here is the latest one off the bench. It is 8/8, O1. A while back I made a bone razor and this one was a request inspired by a spine.

It is etched using Charlie's hot vinegar method, thanks Charlie.

I was concerned that it wouldn't strop well, however it is surprisingly easy to strop with.

Thanks for looking.

Stu

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 07-22-2013, 04:17 AM
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That's a nice looking blade.

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 07-22-2013, 04:26 AM
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  • Snuff
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Thats a stunning masterpiece and nice holder there. Something to put on display, I wouldn't be able to resist shaving with it however ;-)

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 07-22-2013, 05:12 AM
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  • Kavik79
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definitely an interesting piece!

Question though...I thought the stamp on an asymmetrical grind goes on the side with the larger grind, not the flatter side? Seems to me if that gets used and honed, the maker's mark will eventually be gone

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 07-22-2013, 05:24 AM
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Those pictures are a little deceiving. The razor is the same on both sides. Here is somewhat of a frontal/top view.

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 07-22-2013, 05:36 AM
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That is one gorgeous straight! I still remember his 'bone' razor which was a thing of beauty.... Very talented craftsman

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 07-22-2013, 05:41 AM
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  • Kavik79
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Unfortunately the back of the spine doesn't show much. I dunno, I looked at the full size images on his facebook, that third pic still looks like the grind is asymmetrical to me.
Camera angles play crazy tricks though, I guess it's a combination of the angle and the curve in the toe end. Funny coincidence though; considering the style of razor, I wouldn't have been surprised to see a more traditional kamisori grind

Either way, still a cool looking blade Thumbup

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 07-22-2013, 06:45 AM
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I don't ever plan on using straights, but I'd consider buying that just to have it. Simply stunning and of course I love the inspiration.

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 07-22-2013, 07:10 AM
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Stu does some really nice work.
Here's a link to his site for those that may not know.
http://boxercustomrazors.com/

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 07-22-2013, 07:30 AM
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Stu is an amazing craftsman, his makers mark is of his old boxer dog who sadly passed away a little while back, Stu is an Aussie and makes some amazing razors, he's also a great guy. PS I didn't realise until I took another look at the razor stand nice one Stu a side by side mini Sydney Opera house.

Jamie

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 07-22-2013, 12:14 PM
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  • Johnny
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(07-22-2013, 05:12 AM)Kavik79 Wrote: definitely an interesting piece!

Question though...I thought the stamp on an asymmetrical grind goes on the side with the larger grind, not the flatter side? Seems to me if that gets used and honed, the maker's mark will eventually be gone

I just received a PM from Stu over on SRP that said the following:

BTW it is definitely a symmetrical grind Wink

Stu

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 07-22-2013, 12:28 PM
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  • Kavik79
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haha well, that settles that Biggrin

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 07-22-2013, 02:22 PM
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  • OldDog23
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wow, what a brush-cutter ! pretty serious chunk of tool, there.
looks just amazing ! Love

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 07-22-2013, 05:08 PM
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  • MikekiM
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While it would look great on display, I want to shave with it!!

That's wicked cool!

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 07-22-2013, 05:33 PM
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Now that is not just a work of art.....Smile

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 07-22-2013, 06:33 PM
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Conan called, he wants his knife back! Biggrin

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