Custom handmade San-Mai cut throat razor

Custom handmade San-Mai cut throat razor

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Shave ready Custom handmade San-Mai cut throat razor with bog oak scales, titanium washer and polished nickel silver pin.


  • Shave ready
  • 8/8 size
  • 3 inch san mai blade
  • bog oak scales
  • handmade

The San mai is made with 1095 high carbon steel sandwiched between low carbon steel. The pieces are sanded smooth, de greased and tack welded together, then heated to near 1300 degrees c, fluxed and carefully hammered together. This process is repeated 4-5 times before the mild steel from the tack welds is ground out and all the welds are checked round the edge. The billet is then forged to the right width and thickness, and the tang is drawn out and shaped. After annealing, the razor blank is profiled and soaked in vinegar over night so the scale can be wire brushed off to leave a polished but textured finish. The tang and bevel is rough ground and then heat treated. After heat treat the blade is thinned, refined and polished. The blade is etched to reveal the pattern. The case is made by splitting a single piece of bog oak to make a matching set of scales. the pieces are then thinned in the mill to make the gap for the blade, and leave a wedge which is tapered at the end. They are then hand sanded and buffed. Titanium washers are made by hand, punched out of a sheet and turned down to size to stop the pin splitting the scales. A nickel silver pin is peened at both ends to hold the scales on. The scales and the pin are then polished and oiled before the blade is sharpened honed and stropped ready for shaving.

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