01-21-2014, 08:15 PM
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  • ben74
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Wood scales on straights are beautiful so lets see some!

I'll start us off with some wood scales from Theirs Issard...

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Please share yours...

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 01-21-2014, 08:31 PM
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Hana Tombo
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Orient Osaka Hashimoto
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AOS/Dovo Master African Blackwood scales
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J A Henckels Friodur Inox bocote wood
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 01-21-2014, 08:56 PM
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Beautiful, thank-you for sharing!

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 01-22-2014, 01:42 AM
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Thiers Issard natural Buckeye Burl ‘Spartacus’ 6/8, 1/2 grind, Festonne Historic Steel, square nose
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Thiers Issard Desert Ironwood Dreadnought ‘Wheatfield’ 7/8, 1/2 grind, square nose, C135
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Dovo Best Class Desert Ironwood 5/8 Stainless Steel
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Dovo Best Class Desert Ironwood 5/8 Stainless Steel
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 01-22-2014, 02:05 AM
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Absolutely stunning, thanking for sharing!

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 01-22-2014, 07:47 AM
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These are a few custom scales I've made from wood, there are many more but this is a little selection.

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 01-22-2014, 08:20 AM
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Jamie, the second straight's wood scales are unusual. What wood is that? Beautiful photos, as usual.

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 01-22-2014, 08:57 AM
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Hi Robert that's a native Welsh Yew, the ancient Celts who are the modern day Welsh Scottish and the Irish planted these trees and they were thought to have a major significance the were to ward away evil spirits and guide the Celts safely into the spirit world, the other woods are Lignum vitae, Welsh Holme Oak, American Walnut.

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 01-22-2014, 09:35 AM
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I am going to be sorry I opened this thread.

Beautiful razors gentlemen.

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 01-22-2014, 10:09 AM
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These are beautiful gentlemen.

Once I master my Dovo Best I would love to invest in a higher quality and sexier straight...

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 01-22-2014, 10:17 AM
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(01-22-2014, 09:35 AM)Johnny Wrote: I am going to be sorry I opened this thread.

Beautiful razors gentlemen.

+1 I don't know why I keep looking at these threads! Blush

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 01-22-2014, 12:07 PM
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(01-22-2014, 07:47 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: These are a few custom scales I've made from wood ...

[Image: qwho.jpg]
WOWW, Jamie ... really nice!!
Wich wood is this? BlushConfusedHeart

(01-22-2014, 01:42 AM)u2u Wrote:
Thiers Issard Desert Ironwood Dreadnought ‘Wheatfield’ 7/8, 1/2 grind, square nose, C135
[Image: 6l6xUz0.jpg]
Great blade in outstanding scales!!

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 01-22-2014, 04:32 PM
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  • ben74
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Amazing Jamie, thank-you for sharing!

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 01-22-2014, 07:37 PM
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(01-22-2014, 08:57 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: Hi Robert that's a native Welsh Yew, the ancient Celts who are the modern day Welsh Scottish and the Irish planted these trees and they were thought to have a major significance the were to ward away evil spirits and guide the Celts safely into the spirit world, the other woods are Lignum vitae, Welsh Holme Oak, American Walnut.

Merlin and his fellow Druids always talked about the magical power of the yew. I like the name lignum vitae, "tree of life".

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 01-22-2014, 07:44 PM
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The Yew is a stunning material and certainly appears full of life...

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 01-22-2014, 10:20 PM
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(01-22-2014, 12:07 PM)ischiapp Wrote:
(01-22-2014, 07:47 AM)Jamie Mahoney Wrote: These are a few custom scales I've made from wood ...

[Image: qwho.jpg]
WOWW, Jamie ... really nice!!
Wich wood is this? BlushConfusedHeart

(01-22-2014, 01:42 AM)u2u Wrote:
Thiers Issard Desert Ironwood Dreadnought ‘Wheatfield’ 7/8, 1/2 grind, square nose, C135
[Image: 6l6xUz0.jpg]
Great blade in outstanding scales!!

Welsh Holme Oak.

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 01-23-2014, 12:13 AM
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G.W. Webster is one of the smaller Sheffield manufacturers. This wedge style straight razor "Set Ready For Immediate Use" is between 6/8 und 7/8 large. The wood is snakewood with cyanoacrylate finish and aluminium liner.

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 01-23-2014, 12:22 AM
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Truly beautiful! Thanking for sharing.

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 01-23-2014, 12:47 AM
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This is a Heribert Wacker 8/8 first series full hollow ground with original scales. This straight looks smaller on these pictures because the scales were really large. I'm note sure about the wood type - cocobolo I guess.

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Last one for today is a Wade & Butcher American Razor with palm wood scales and cyanoacrylate finish.

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 01-23-2014, 10:46 PM
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They're all so beautiful. I want them all and I don't even know how to use them!

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