11-06-2012, 03:34 PM
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On another thread I was asked when I'd be building razors from scratch. Here is my first go-'round at building one.
It's in D2, file work on the spine and has Cocobolo scales.

I've also built a Kamisori which I'll post soon.

                       

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 11-06-2012, 03:36 PM
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  • P Funk
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Ummmm....Wow! That is a mean spine.

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 11-06-2012, 04:39 PM
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A true art piece, congrats!

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 11-06-2012, 05:35 PM
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  • OldDog23
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Remarkable work ! that spine and tang ! YOW !

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 11-06-2012, 05:45 PM
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  • Grumpy
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Looking Very Nice. Good Job.

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 11-06-2012, 06:31 PM
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  • mikeperry
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(11-06-2012, 03:34 PM)mycarver Wrote: On another thread I was asked when I'd be building razors from scratch. Here is my first go-'round at building one.
It's in D2, file work on the spine and has Cocobolo scales.

Hi

Beautiful workmanship Thumbsup

Forgive the stupid question, what does "It's in D2" mean?

Take care, Mike

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 11-06-2012, 07:21 PM
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Really nice Mark!

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 11-06-2012, 07:54 PM
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Yeowwwww, unreal...

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 11-06-2012, 08:30 PM
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(11-06-2012, 06:31 PM)mikeperry Wrote:
(11-06-2012, 03:34 PM)mycarver Wrote: On another thread I was asked when I'd be building razors from scratch. Here is my first go-'round at building one.
It's in D2, file work on the spine and has Cocobolo scales.

Hi

Beautiful workmanship Thumbsup

Forgive the stupid question, what does "It's in D2" mean?

Take care, Mike

D2 is the steel he used.

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 11-06-2012, 08:55 PM
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Very nice.

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 11-06-2012, 09:27 PM
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Mark, your work is absolutely stunning! Every time i see one of your razors, i just want to start using mine and want to buy one of yours! You are a true artist and thank you for sharing your art with us.

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 11-07-2012, 12:37 AM
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Thanks guys, I'm glad you like it. It's surprising what can be done with a bench grinder and some files.
Now I think I'll step up to a true knife grinding set up and see what can be done now that I've got the bug. This is too much like fun!

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 11-07-2012, 02:21 AM
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I really like the way the shank goes into the spine. It gives it a look like a frameback.

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 11-10-2012, 09:45 PM
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(11-06-2012, 06:31 PM)mikeperry Wrote:
(11-06-2012, 03:34 PM)mycarver Wrote: On another thread I was asked when I'd be building razors from scratch. Here is my first go-'round at building one.
It's in D2, file work on the spine and has Cocobolo scales.

Hi

Beautiful workmanship Thumbsup

Forgive the stupid question, what does "It's in D2" mean?

Take care, Mike

It refers to the steel type used.It's a darn good blade steel with a long history. Another is O-1 tool steel. Being a collector of knives , the type of steel is important to me. This is fine work as so much is here. Enjoy!

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 11-11-2012, 12:38 AM
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D2 is the type of steel used.

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 11-19-2012, 04:46 PM
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D-2 is commonly used where toughness, high temper hardness, and good grain structure are needed. It often was, and is, used for high production, long running, metal stamping dies and punches.
Very strong!
~Richard

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 11-19-2012, 05:50 PM
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Very nice.

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 11-20-2012, 06:36 AM
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I'm sure I've commented on this on another forum, but I'll say it again: that file work at the transition between the blade and the tang is my favorite on any straight I've ever seen. Ever.

I'd love to see what you could do when you get a more appropriate grinder setup. If you could re-create this design with a bit hollower of a grind and a slight smile to the blade....I'd start saving up today to try bribing you into letting one go Biggrin

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 11-20-2012, 08:40 AM
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Wow, Thank you Kavik79. I did have a lot of fun doing this one. And yes, when I'm properly set up there will be pieces to go out the door. I was just anxious to give it a whirl to see what would happen. More of a hollow grind is in order.
Start saving....

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 11-20-2012, 09:50 AM
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  • Johnny
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Stunning, just stunning.

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