02-19-2015, 04:00 PM
#1
User Info
This piece came in "restored". The blade was in fair condition and it had new Micarta scales.
The client wasn't happy with the overall look, specifically the pinning. Well there wasn't much I could do about that and after a sketch he decided to let me redesign it.
 I chose Black Horn for the scales and did a design that I feel better compliments the size and shape of the blade. As you can see the shape mimics the toe profile. The "bullet" wedge sweeps up into the closed blade. With the size of this piece I also felt stacked washers fit much better in the overall esthetics of the razor.
 Once I broke it down I had to remove some rust that was left as well as sand and polish the blade.  It came up just fine.

The first two pics are before.

[Image: mScB6Yy.jpg]

[Image: wjyN3vM.jpg]

[Image: lv1itHm.jpg]

[Image: RT7WzGv.jpg]

[Image: 1VcUrsK.jpg]

[Image: Wh7YgEF.jpg]

[Image: cHwOS2K.jpg]

[Image: aBYoyoE.jpg]

[Image: lPMHiwh.jpg]

0 777
Reply
 02-19-2015, 04:06 PM
#2
  • Agravic
  • Emeritus
  • Pennsylvania, USA
User Info
Beautiful work .. Smile

102 18,669
Reply
 02-19-2015, 07:26 PM
#3
User Info
Micarta scales? I don't get that, what a travesty. Nothing beats natural scales imo, that and the true craftsmanship that Mark exudes. This razor is brilliant!


~Royce

4 384
Reply
 02-19-2015, 07:53 PM
#4
  • evnpar
  • Emeritus
  • Portland, Oregon
User Info
Oh, I'll bet he's thrilled over his now absolutely gorgeous razor. 

38 5,200
Reply
 02-19-2015, 08:41 PM
#5
User Info
Beautiful work, and I love the stacked washers!

10 399
Reply
 02-23-2015, 10:47 AM
#6
User Info
Wow, nice. There is something about the beveled spine that catches my eye. I want one of these

4 105
Reply
 02-25-2015, 09:50 PM
#7
User Info
Lovely work, Mark! 

83 21,115
Reply
 02-27-2015, 08:38 AM
#8
  • geezer
  • Senior Member
  • Menomonie, Western WI
User Info
As always, a great bit of design followed by craftsmanship. Not out of place for the era either. Thank you!
~Richard

8 1,194
Reply
 02-27-2015, 01:05 PM
#9
  • mlzettl
  • Artisan
  • Morehead City, NC
User Info
Wow! That is phenomenal work. Even though I don't use a straight, and have never worked on one, I can certainly appreciate craftsmanship and artistry when I see it.

Matt

0 62
Reply
 02-28-2015, 05:50 AM
#10
  • Doc226
  • edge snob (and proud of it)
  • Smallest State
User Info
Much better for sure.

10 130
Reply
 02-28-2015, 07:23 AM
#11
User Info
Thank you gentlemen! I too think this is a particularly nice razor. 

0 777
Reply
 02-28-2015, 09:45 AM
#12
User Info
That is an incredibly handsome razor!

From my Tab through the Tap

1 1,975
Reply
 03-17-2015, 01:21 PM
#13
User Info
Beautiful work, that is an incredible turn around.

63 1,597
Reply
 03-17-2015, 02:16 PM
#14
User Info
Beautiful work! 

148 3,602
Reply
 03-17-2015, 02:51 PM
#15
User Info
Thanks again!

0 777
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)