02-03-2015, 07:11 PM
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  • geezer
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Kamisori display

Quote:I got the bug for Kamisori a while ago....Right! Now, since they do not self cover the edge, I had to do something..No toss in drawer for these. Most boxing would not save the edge; so:
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A simple wall shadow box from a garage sale sawed into a front and a back using a table saw, not quite all the way through the walls; extra pieces containing magnets (see above) were positioned and screwed to the back, and hinges and hardware were installed. I have seen similar boxes at Craft Stores.
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The Box with razors stuck to magnets installed, using the hanging hardware, in a shave cave alcove
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All closed up, safe and ready for use.

Kamisori are fun and so is the shop time taken to keep them safe.

PS Glen's sharpening video is a great way to hone them.
Linked rather than embed there are more than one in the series:
https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...amisori+honing

Have fun! you way will be different but it will work for you!
~Richard
PS, I did it this way so I could also use the idea for regular straight razors if I make the case long way up. Then I could move the magnet "L" blocks where needed for blade width. They keep the blade about a quarter inch above the back of the case.
This will be cross posted on another forum.

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 02-03-2015, 07:19 PM
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Nice Richard. I love this look of your display! Those kamisori's are so beautiful.

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 02-03-2015, 10:44 PM
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very nice solution to keep them safe!

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 02-04-2015, 11:53 AM
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(02-03-2015, 10:44 PM)Snuff Wrote: very nice solution to keep them safe!

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 02-09-2015, 09:32 AM
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I just got an Iwasaki Kamisori...I like the magnet idea.  I might have to implement that in my little shave den...cool look. 

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 02-09-2015, 03:58 PM
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That's a cool storage solution!

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 02-09-2015, 05:38 PM
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Very nice, how difficult is it to learn to shave with one of those razors 

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 02-11-2015, 04:51 PM
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(02-09-2015, 05:38 PM)ceferguson Wrote: Very nice, how difficult is it to learn to shave with one of those razors 

Sorry i am late answering.
Not at all hard to shave with if you have straight razor shaving experience. Held fairly lightly and no pressure, they seem to seek their proper angle to the skin.
Held tight..they bite...but so does any straight.
The short blades do a nice job with a scything type stroke; a short curve with the blade and not any sliding along the edge.. More strokes of less effort.

Have fun and if you buy one, get it professionally honed. That by someone with Kamisori experience and few hundred straights under his belt. A goof can cause damage that will take about  a half mm of the steel to repair, or on a used blade may destroy what is left. I've got a couple hundred straights under my honing belt and will not hone a Kamisori for any one else. I know of one who taught me.

These are not do it yourself items till you really know honing.
~Richard

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