10-30-2012, 07:07 PM
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Here are a couple "in progress" razors I'm working on.
The top one is based on a 1830's Marshes & Shepherd, Pond Works, Sheffield "Unversally Approved Patriot Razor".
It's going to end up around 6/8.

The bottom one is based off the oldest razor in my collection.
A 1790-1800 Shepherd stub tail. It will end up as a tapered 6/8

It will be interesting to see how they turn out (and shave Smile )

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 10-31-2012, 04:06 AM
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Very nice Brian, can't wait to see the final product.

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 10-31-2012, 04:21 AM
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Good luck Brian.

Nice jimps on both razors. Not too common on razors that age, no?

That 1790s should be a pain to hone given that blade shape.

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 10-31-2012, 05:48 AM
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You are correct jimping wasn't as common at that time.
I made a few changes to make it a little easier.
The biggest being the jimping, extending the stub tail for easier handling and altering the heel to allow of easier honing.

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 11-03-2012, 09:14 AM
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Well the Shepherd remake is do and I'm pleased with the way it came out. Hone it up last night and gave it a shave test.
I plan to take it a few more more passes on my finishing stone but all in all it went really well!
Scales are horn, bone G10 wedge and stacked washers.

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 11-03-2012, 06:21 PM
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That is slick Brian Clap

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 11-03-2012, 06:24 PM
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You do very nice work. All the elements came together to make a very pleasant package!
~Richard

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 11-03-2012, 06:27 PM
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I really like this one Brian!

I thought about doing something similar when I had all my equipment, but alas didn't have the time.

Also, wanted to make one of the late 1830's style with a wide heel and narrow toe. I own one from this time period that tapers 13/16 at the heel to 9/16 at the toe. Very unusual style.

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 11-03-2012, 07:15 PM
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Thanks guys, I think it come together well.

Joe, good to see your still around Wink
I know the type your talking about. It would be a interesting grind, no doubt.

Here my Shepherd I used to model the blade after.

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 11-07-2012, 07:10 AM
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The Sheperd remake is beautiful. Such a sleep profile!

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 11-07-2012, 10:00 AM
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(11-03-2012, 09:14 AM)MileMarker60 Wrote: Well the Shepherd remake is do and I'm pleased with the way it came out. Hone it up last night and gave it a shave test.
I plan to take it a few more more passes on my finishing stone but all in all it went really well!
Scales are horn, bone G10 wedge and stacked washers.

Hi Brian

Truly stunning and top notch workmanship Thumbsup

Please forgive the stupid question, what does "stacked washers" mean?

Take care, Mike

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 11-07-2012, 02:54 PM
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"Stacked washers" is just like it sounds - A stack of washers..lol
It's done to imitate the vintage bulls-eye washers found on vintage Sheffield horn scales (ie: Wade and Butcher)
It's nothing really fancy just a large brass washer, medium SS washer, small brass washer and nickel silver rod.

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 11-07-2012, 03:27 PM
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that's a very nice looking straight!

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 11-08-2012, 08:46 AM
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(11-07-2012, 02:54 PM)MileMarker60 Wrote: "Stacked washers" is just like it sounds - A stack of washers..lol
It's done to imitate the vintage bulls-eye washers found on vintage Sheffield horn scales (ie: Wade and Butcher)
It's nothing really fancy just a large brass washer, medium SS washer, small brass washer and nickel silver rod.

Hi Brian

Thank you Smile

Now I know what I'm looking at, I can see it clearly, and I must say it's a very! elegant, classy look...

Take care, Mike

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 11-11-2012, 08:43 PM
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Here's how the other worked out.

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 11-12-2012, 10:49 AM
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(11-11-2012, 08:43 PM)MileMarker60 Wrote: Here's how the other worked out.

Stunning! Clap

What material did you use for the scales?

Take care, Mike

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 11-12-2012, 02:26 PM
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It's a thin piece of ram horn with a black G10 liner.
Made to look rough and worn.

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 11-12-2012, 02:45 PM
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Nice finish!

What's the story behind the notch in the tip? Is it extant on historical examples?

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