Trimming Razor (6/8) - RWL-34 Stainless Steel and Campeche

Product Description for Trimming Razor (6/8) - RWL-34 Stainless Steel and Campeche

Maker: Jack Connan (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98827
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 1.90 in.
Total length: 8.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.82 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 1.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 2 oz.
Blade: Mirror polished RWL-34 stainless steel, Hrc 61.5
Handle: Campeche stabilized with green alumilite resin
Description: Jack Connan is a South African razor maker that has grabbed my attention. His love for knives started at a very young age since he grew up on a game farm in the South African bush. Using a knife for whittling, fixing and making things, or skinning an animal was a daily occurrence. In his early teens, Connan started spending time with Ben Musgrave (a South African legend and gunsmith) learning how to work on and make firearms. Musgrave instilled in Jack the notion of doing things properly. At 19, Connan started studying to become a goldsmith, a job he would continue for 15 years before discovering the art of knife making. In 2009. Jack made his first knife and by 2011, he was accepted into the Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa, an honor to any South knifemaker.
This exceptional straight razor was handmade by Jack. It is an exquisite piece. The 2 inch, 6/8" tall blade is easy to maneuver and will work well for either a beginning and experienced straight razor user. Connan has tremendous skill at the grinder and this full hollow ground razor is perfectly ground. This blade was made from RWL-34 stainless steel. RWL-34 is a premium powder metallurgy cutlery steel manufactured by ERASTEEL in Söderfors, Sweden. Because it is made from rapidly solidified powders, the microstructure of the steel is much more uniform. This gives the steel higher strength and resistance to cracks and chips. RWL-34 is a perfect, high performance choice for a straight razor, providing a keen, long lasting edge with easier care.
Handle scales are made from Campeche wood (Haematoxylum campechianum) stabilized with green alumilite resin. A thin G-10 liner ensures strength and durability. The combination is captivating and will hold up nicely to regular use.

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