04-15-2014, 10:14 AM
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Or, more correct, a reproduction of one?
[Image: Cat.nr.16-Bronze-age-razor.jpg]
Ravn Forhistorisk Støbeteknikk (Raven Prehistoric Casting Technique) offers many neat reproductions for sale, and this bronze age razor (13-1200 BCE) caught my eye - so shiny Biggrin One can be yours for not too much money, considering the work and craftmanship that goes into casting one. If I was into straights, I would be ordering one right now... but since I'm not (yet at least) I figured I should at least show it here.

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 04-16-2014, 08:48 PM
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Interesting, will it shave?
~Richard

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 04-16-2014, 09:00 PM
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Hans, that is a very unique-looking blade! Smile

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 04-17-2014, 01:05 AM
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All their other reproductions are fully usable, so I'm assuming the razor is too... keeping an edge on a bronze blade can be tricky though. It needs to be work hardened, also known as cold worked - simply using a strop wont make a lasting edge.

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 04-18-2014, 07:09 AM
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(04-17-2014, 01:05 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: All their other reproductions are fully usable, so I'm assuming the razor is too... keeping an edge on a bronze blade can be tricky though. It needs to be work hardened, also known as cold worked - simply using a strop wont make a lasting edge.
Great answer! Thank you!
~Richard

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