11-02-2014, 01:03 PM
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I should start off by stating that Robert Williams razors are my absolute favorite. I am slowly working on a 7 day set. Very slowly.

I am a huge dog person, and Grace (my German Shepherd) is getting on in years. She turned 8 in July. She is the best dog I have ever had and I wanted something special to always be able to remember her by. This summer I commissioned Robert to make me a custom with the following specs:

7/8 French Point
Satin finish on blade
Ivory Scales
Black Horn wedge
Paw Print engraving on the spine
A portrait of Grace scrimshawed on the scales

I had expected the razor in time for my birthday in September, but Robert's wife was just never happy with her drawings of Grace's portrait. She was working from a few pics of her, and she kept thinking she got this or that wrong. Looking at her sketchpad she must have done at least a dozen portraits before coming up with one she liked. Robert sent me the pics Friday. I can't wait for this special razor to arrive.

For those who have never worked with Robert, all I can say is he is simply wonderful to deal with. A total class act and a true asset to the community.

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 11-02-2014, 01:08 PM
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Amazing! A truly special piece.

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 11-02-2014, 01:20 PM
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Absolutely gorgeous . Congrats and enjoy it for many years to come

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 11-02-2014, 01:23 PM
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(11-02-2014, 01:20 PM)hassansa Wrote: Absolutely gorgeous . Congrats and enjoy it for many years to come

It's the one razor I guarantee you will never leave my possession.

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 11-02-2014, 02:39 PM
  • GMofmiami
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Beautiful razor Doug...congratulations on a stunning piece....I hope Grace has many more wonderful years with you.

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 11-02-2014, 02:53 PM
  • Hanzo
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 11-02-2014, 03:03 PM
  • Johnny
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Oh my. That's pretty.

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 11-02-2014, 03:39 PM
  • geezer
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That is a great, "not to be confused with any other" Razor!

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 11-02-2014, 06:38 PM
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This is such a cool design, both aesthetically and in that I really enjoy the thoughtfulness behind it. I too love my pooches, and the things that remind me of my dogs that are considered family here with me, and those that have passed and I will always have great feelings for. Great tribute Wingdo, and beautiful blade at that Lightbulb

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 11-02-2014, 06:45 PM
  • jamesrobson5
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Stunning Doug, A great tribute for your fur baby (as my mom always says).
It is beautiful thank you for sharing.

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 11-02-2014, 06:46 PM
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That is an awesome razor and design!

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 11-02-2014, 07:02 PM
  • Chris24
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That is one gorgeous razor!! Made special by having a picture of your four legged friend on it.

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 11-02-2014, 07:14 PM
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Here's my favorite picture of Grace.

For a few years my wife and I were separated and living apart. A couple years after that a friend of mine at the time and I went to the annual IKC dog show at McCormick Place downtown and while wandering the show found a number of rescue groups. Lots of great dogs, but one caught my eye. It was a rescued Pit Bull from a wonderful program called the Chicago Court Case Dogs. Everyone was passing her by due to the scars on her face, and her hand cropped ears. She was the sweetest thing and a few days after the show her foster mom brought her over to my house to meet with Grace. After a brief introduction out front and a short walk, we brought them both into the backyard. This was the result:

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 11-02-2014, 07:23 PM
  • evnpar
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I have three Williams', and four Dachshunds, and love them all. Very nice, Doug.

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 11-03-2014, 08:38 PM
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Beautifully done, Doug! What a gorgeous razor, my friend! I am sure you will treasure it, always! Smile

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 11-03-2014, 11:05 PM
  • Snuff
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Very nice indeed, something to always remember your dog.

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 11-04-2014, 03:19 AM
  • MikekiM
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Beautiful Dog!

So how did the encounter between Grace and the Pit end?

I volunteer at a local no-kill shelter and we have a few pits that are just sweet as apple pie, but get overlooked for adoption because of their looks and reputation. Sad.

Robert does amazing work for sure. I worked with him a few years ago on a project that came out fantastic. He's easy to work with, communicates well and often and is just an all-around nice guy. I do wish he would stop using those micro fasteners. I have to tighten mine a little too often. At some point, I am going to pin it and ditch the nuts and bolts.

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 11-04-2014, 10:06 AM
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Grace and Pippa are best friends. Pippa (the pit) brings out the puppy in Grace. They lived together for three years, never any issues between the girls.

I do agree about the micro fasteners but that seems to be the modern way.

Sent from my phone via TapaTalk.

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 11-04-2014, 10:16 AM
  • TheMonk
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Absolutely stunning straight, and beautiful dogs. You are a lucky man, my friend!
I've yet to try a Robert Williams, but I hope to one of these days.

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 11-04-2014, 11:43 AM
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Great looking razor! Always cool to have something that has some meaning behind it!

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