08-24-2014, 09:19 AM
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Since I just posted a big razor,,, here is another to grace my bench. This Wostenholm was something else. I've seen big ones but not like this. Nearly 1 1/4".
Since the original blonde horn scales were shot I was able to find a near duplicate slab from which I was able to duplicate the scales.You can see the original scales laying on the slab I chose.
Since the client wanted to keep it as original looking as possible I used the factory lead wedge and gave the blade a brushed texture.

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 08-24-2014, 10:48 AM
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That's a one off I've not seen a bigger vintage razor way to go the UK, Man those Brits sure do make some fine razors.

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 08-24-2014, 10:58 AM
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  • BobH
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Another nice job on a large blade but the photos are of Joseph Rodgers and Sons razor,no?

Bob

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 08-24-2014, 11:10 AM
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Yes in fact it is!

Foolishly I was preparing another post and put this one up.
D'oh!

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 08-24-2014, 11:44 AM
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I have a Henckels 17 full hollow 7/8 witch I thought had a rather large tang until I saw that razor.

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 08-24-2014, 11:48 AM
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Ha' this goes beyond being a mere tang. Anything less the razor might look odd with that blade hanging off it. Either that or it would snap in half at the shoulder.

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 08-26-2014, 08:37 AM
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Cool looking razor

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 09-05-2014, 05:14 PM
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  • geezer
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Well done as usual!
~Richard

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 09-05-2014, 05:31 PM
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(09-05-2014, 05:14 PM)geezer Wrote: Well done as usual!
~Richard

Thank you my friend!

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 09-06-2014, 12:51 PM
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Is it heavy in the hand, well-balanced...? A stub tail. Very nice.

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 09-06-2014, 01:11 PM
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What an impressive blade! Scared A47

Great Work! Thumbsup

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 09-07-2014, 06:09 AM
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Oh yeah. It's very heavy. Look at the size if that blade and the shaft along with it. You could get a blade just out of the shaft. Once blades get this large they loose the nimbleness of others but for what it is it's quite nice. I think if the shaft were narrower it would become awkward.

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 09-07-2014, 07:20 AM
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  • ischiapp
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Today my SOTD with W&B 8/8 FBU was very hard for the weight ... but with this I'd need to get a better shape before to start!! BiggrinBiggrinBiggrin

Nice blade, great job. Heart

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 12-24-2014, 12:08 AM
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It's actually not awkward at all to shave with. If anything, it has some virtues. You can do half your face before you need to rinse the blade, it's easy to strop, the balance is actually rather good. You kind of have to treat it like a de and just maintain the angle and let it ride wtg, but against the grain, you almost have to feed in extra to offset the weight. The required touch is very different, but that is the only weirdness.

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 12-24-2014, 10:59 AM
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Wow....very impressive blade!

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