11-22-2015, 09:44 AM
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  • Chaddy
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Is there somebody who could build a razor kind of like this?
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 11-22-2015, 09:59 AM
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  • evnpar
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That looks like one of Dylan Farnham razors.

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 11-22-2015, 10:38 AM
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  • Chaddy
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It don't have to be exactly like it. Who builds razors like this around here.

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 11-22-2015, 12:38 PM
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(11-22-2015, 10:38 AM)Chaddy Wrote: It don't have to be exactly like it. Who builds razors like this around here.

Jerry Stark makes one very similar but it is a near $400 razor however.

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 11-22-2015, 12:41 PM
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Here is a link to that one at a retailer.....

http://thesuperiorshave.com/images/js_1001_1.jpg

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 11-22-2015, 01:12 PM
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  • Chaddy
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I guess the scales make that razor.

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 11-22-2015, 05:31 PM
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(11-22-2015, 01:12 PM)Chaddy Wrote: I guess the scales make that razor.

Burgundy micarta scales.  That is what came on my Stark that I had re-scaled.  Great scales and liked the feel of them.  Maybe I can do a project with these one day!

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 11-22-2015, 06:30 PM
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  • Chaddy
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He said he could get it close!

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 11-23-2015, 08:36 AM
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  • Entasis
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Charlie Lewis has also produced work along these lines. I do not own a a Lewis razor (yet) but I've heard and read good things about them.

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 11-29-2015, 05:52 AM
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  • MikekiM
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(11-23-2015, 08:36 AM)Entasis Wrote: Charlie Lewis has also produced work along these lines. I do not own a a Lewis razor (yet) but I've heard and read good things about them.


My first thought was Charlie as well...

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 11-30-2015, 01:44 AM
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  • Chaddy
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He don't take orders.

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 11-30-2015, 12:32 PM
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The two options I would recommend are:

ShaveSmith - hand-forged razors, pretty customizable.  Steel is great, wait time is long (4+ months), prices are reasonable.

Joe Edson - stamped steel, highly customizable.  Tempering is spot on, grinding is very solid, extremely customizable.  Prices are on the expensive side.  Wait time is less (sub-2 months.)

Regarding Jerry Stark, I have had relatively poor experiences with his steel and grind.  Others seem happy enough with him, but for me the price : quality ratio was way, way off.  Better options at comparable, cheaper and more expensive prices.

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 11-30-2015, 12:59 PM
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I like Jerry's work. Good value for the price. Never tried his hand forged stuff but it looks like it is in the ball park of what you are looking for. Drop him a email.

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 12-05-2015, 05:16 AM
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Try Joe Edson


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 12-07-2015, 09:27 AM
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If you can step up your budget, Joe Edson's "Odin's Edge" is pretty fantastic in terms of ergonomics and style.  I have one in San Mai, and it is easily one of the keener razors I own.  If you enter that price range, though, my favorite maker is Robert Williams.

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 12-07-2015, 10:53 AM
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Personally I cannot see any custom maker other than the guy who made it who would be willing to reproduce and clone it, every custom maker as his own personal style and look.

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 12-07-2015, 11:13 AM
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If you want something like that, I know that Shavesmith has the talent. That guy is insanely good.

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