of Distinction - Made to be Used
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are designed to be the finest on the market. I have
spent a great deal of time studying both antique and
current production razors. Precision heat treating
methods are employed to provide the sharpest, most
enduring edges available.
This is one of my most interesting razors.
It has laminated pearl scales and a pearl inlayed tang.
As far as I know, it is
the first razor with an inlayed tang that has
dovetails both front and back.
Meteorite Damascus Blade with Mammoth Ivory Scales
It's the things you can't
see that matter most.
Since a razor is
first and foremost a tool, strength and edge holding are
paramount to its utility. The factors most influencing
these traits are the steel selection and the quality of
the heat treating. Both are things that you can't see and
have to take the makers word for. I use only factory new
steels in making my Damascus. No used or "mystery"
steels are employed. Currently, I make my Damascus from O1
and L6 tool steels. My Tim-ahagane is made from Michigan
Iron ore, gathered on the shore of Lake Superior.
I perform all my own
heat treating. Nothing is left to chance with outside
venders. By using modern salt bath and cryogenic
techniques I am able to get the highest performance
possible out of my razors.
Prices and Options:
My basic razor is:
Damascus steel, 6/8's, 1/4 hollow ground,
Any point style
piece tropical hardwood (Ebony, Cocobolo, or similar
Prices then vary as options are added:
1. Blade Sizes: 4/8's, 5/8's,
6/8's, 7/8's, 8/8's, or 9/8's
2. Blade Grinds: 1/4, 1/2, and full
3. Steel: Woodgrain pattern
Damascus is standard. Numerous Damascus patterns are
available. Meteorite Damascus and Tim-ahagane are
4. Point styles: Square, Round
French, Spanish, Barber's Notch, or custom. Different
point styles do not effect the price.
5. Blade Profiles: Pretty much
anything. The most popular are the "Classic" and
6. Blade Options: Plain, or
Sculpted Spine, Jimps, Hidden Tang, Dovetailed tang
7. Scale Material: Tropical
hardwood is standard. Options include such materials
as: Mammoth Bone, Mammoth Ivory, Horn, Abalone, Pearl,
8. Scale Style: One piece is
standard. Three piece with a wedge is available as an
Completely custom, or proprietary designs are also
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If you have never
tried a "real razor", and are interested, here is an
excellent beginners guide by Dr. Christopher Moss.
THE ART OF THE STRAIGHT RAZOR
(1.3 Mb .pdf)
On rare occasions my razors
are available here:
4509 E. Bear River Road
Boyne Falls, MI 49713