01-01-2015, 07:22 PM
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  • evnpar
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This is the first in a series of razors that is a collaboration between Josh Burrell, a third generation blacksmith in the UK, and Michael Waterhouse, a knife and razor artisan. According to Michael, it's difficult to hand forge to the level of accuracy needed to make a well balanced and attractive looking razor. However, Josh is able to supply him with a razor blank that only needs the hollows grinding, so that you can still see every hammer blow on the spine and tang of the finished razor. They also are using silver steel used in vintage Sheffield razors, which is only produced in round bars which is time consuming and difficult to hand forge into a razor shape, why razor makers use steels available as flat bars or sheets. This is the first hand forged razor made of silver steel in a very long time. They also chose to use a Japanese forging method called san mai, where a piece of high carbon steel (the silver steel) is forge welded between two pieces of softer steel. This creates a beautiful effect when the central core is revealed through grinding to show the lamination line, and over time the two steels will oxidize differently to create an obvious contrast between the layers. The accuracy of Josh's forging placed the lamination line perfectly central on both sides. This collaboration between Josh and Michael is called Boxing Hares, and this is Boxing Hares San Mai 7/8 #1, which shaves like a dream.

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 01-01-2015, 07:33 PM
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Looks nice....

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 01-01-2015, 11:37 PM
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I was just looking at this yesterday and was wondering what it was all about as I was just window shopping and not really looking seriously. Thanks for the info and pic. I've yet to try a kami, but posts like this ate pushing me closer to the edge.

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 01-01-2015, 11:44 PM
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Beautiful! I've been wanting a Kamisori myself for a while. I think I'll go with Shavesmith when I'm ready.

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 01-02-2015, 05:43 AM
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  • eengler
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Very simple and attractive blade Richard.

What is the edge length?

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 01-02-2015, 06:01 AM
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  • Kavik79
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(01-01-2015, 07:22 PM)evnpar Wrote: The accuracy of Josh's forging placed the lamination line perfectly central on both sides.

So, it's kamisori shaped, but symmetrically ground?

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 01-02-2015, 08:07 AM
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Ya Richard is this a Western grind?

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 01-02-2015, 09:09 AM
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(01-02-2015, 08:07 AM)FrankC Wrote: Ya Richard is this a Western grind?

It is a Western grind.

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 01-02-2015, 09:34 AM
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Looks interesting ....

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 01-02-2015, 01:31 PM
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  • geezer
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Lovely bit of work! It is as simple as can be but as strong as needs be!
~Richard

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 01-02-2015, 04:37 PM
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Beautiful Kamisori, Richard! Thumbup

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 01-06-2015, 03:20 AM
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  • MikekiM
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Simple and effective.. love it's looks.

Are these available online? Got link??

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 01-06-2015, 05:56 AM
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  • evnpar
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You can find information about Michael Waterhouse knives, razors, and strops on his blog, where there is contact information. He does beautiful work.

http://mwaterhouseknives.blogspot.com

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 01-06-2015, 06:27 AM
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No idea how they came up with it... or why I like it so much, but I think that is an awesome logo. And a fantastic looking razor.

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