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    Really liking the look of your french point blades there!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrank View Post
    The one in your gloved hand, with the more hollow grind looked good - made me want to get out the stones and hone it up.

    Have you put edges on any of your razors yet?
    yeah these blades have been honed and bevel set on them... i tried to get it in the picture so i waited for the bevel to shine...

    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    To me the shape of the tang is off. Tapering down like that tells me it will not be very comfortable flipping while stropping and also honing.
    The grinds look even and consistent and the bevels look pretty narrow.
    Could you post measurement of the bevel widths at the toe, middle and heel of one of the blades?
    so your thinking the taper i took it too thin? yeah i can post a measurement of the bevel, i do my best to get it perfectly even but it gets to the point if i keep chasing that i end up needing to bread knife... im sure its just experience on that...

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottGoodman View Post
    I think Rezdog addressed it, but when I took them to the stones I would round the heal of all the blades. How long are the blades? I'm thinking in my head that they are a bit long, but could be the angle of the pictures. Overall, I say nice work. Pictures show a lot of detail, but in the hand tells a whole other story. If you want an evaluation on one or more of them, just drop me a pm when you are done.
    yeah i planned on taking the heel down more on the stones as well.... i would take it down with the grinder but i get so scared to ruin temper at that thickness...

    Quote Originally Posted by dshaves View Post
    Really liking the look of your french point blades there!!!
    thanks! i appreciate that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dafonz6987 View Post
    so your thinking the taper i took it too thin? yeah i can post a measurement of the bevel, i do my best to get it perfectly even but it gets to the point if i keep chasing that i end up needing to bread knife... im sure its just experience on that...
    To me the tang should not taper that mach after the blade towards the tail. I think it will not be ergonomic to hold. I think more standard shape will have much better functionality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    To me the tang should not taper that mach after the blade towards the tail. I think it will not be ergonomic to hold. I think more standard shape will have much better functionality.
    That's funny, I was talking with another maker told me to have more of a taper... one point and I only taking off a little material for the taper (only because I wasn't comfortable taking more) he mentioned the function of the blade and how tapering coincides with the wedge. I had no idea what he meant until I applied what he said and I seen a huge difference in the pivot...

    I the thing that really has me scratching my head is what the tang has to do with the function of being able to strop and hone the blade... typically I'm holding the shank of the blade to do that... I have to be misunderstanding...

    Don't think I'm doubting ur expertise I'm just wanting to understand fully...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dafonz6987 View Post
    That's funny, I was talking with another maker told me to have more of a taper... one point and I only taking off a little material for the taper (only because I wasn't comfortable taking more) he mentioned the function of the blade and how tapering coincides with the wedge. I had no idea what he meant until I applied what he said and I seen a huge difference in the pivot...

    I the thing that really has me scratching my head is what the tang has to do with the function of being able to strop and hone the blade... typically I'm holding the shank of the blade to do that... I have to be misunderstanding...

    Don't think I'm doubting ur expertise I'm just wanting to understand fully...


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    I meant this taper:
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    I meant this taper:
    Oh! I see what u mean now, you know personally I haven't had any issues with the blade tapering like that... in fact I thought it felt even more comfortable in the hand... but hey, I'm just one guy, I'll be curious to hear what the customers end up saying


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    First off, those look very nice and they're looking like they'd be a fun way to scratch the itch my cheeks are starting to get. Like others have said, that hollow grind looks like a nice shave. As far as the taper of the tang, one thing I'll point out is stropping. Most razors tend to be pretty quick on a strop simply because you can roll the tang between your thumb and fingers kinda like you can a match stick. That wide tang would require a lot more finger gymnastics to do the same amount of work. I'm also thinking that because of the wide tang, scale placement might further compound the problem. I'm thinking it might give the scales an unbalanced feel in the hand...a sort of floppiness that wouldn't otherwise be there. Awesome work otherwise and i'm very interested to see how your work progresses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krazymonkeys View Post
    First off, those look very nice and they're looking like they'd be a fun way to scratch the itch my cheeks are starting to get. Like others have said, that hollow grind looks like a nice shave. As far as the taper of the tang, one thing I'll point out is stropping. Most razors tend to be pretty quick on a strop simply because you can roll the tang between your thumb and fingers kinda like you can a match stick. That wide tang would require a lot more finger gymnastics to do the same amount of work. I'm also thinking that because of the wide tang, scale placement might further compound the problem. I'm thinking it might give the scales an unbalanced feel in the hand...a sort of floppiness that wouldn't otherwise be there. Awesome work otherwise and i'm very interested to see how your work progresses.
    Yeah this thread is old, these were the first 88 blades I believe I even made... i’d give you links and all that but it’s frowned on here, maybe I’ll post some more recent work at some point

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    Oops. I didn't realize 2017. Just saw 8/5 on the last post. Sorry about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krazymonkeys View Post
    Oops. I didn't realize 2017. Just saw 8/5 on the last post. Sorry about that.
    No worries, u made valid points... I’m always up to constructive criticism so even if I have thoughts on my new Razors I welcome them
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