Couple of finished razors...

#1
Hi gents, I haven't posted in the straights section for a while so I thought it was about time!, hopefully I will be a bit more regular now as I am now a full time Bladesmith.
First up is a 7/8" 1/4 hollow in Sheffield 01 with inlaid emerald and hole in blade, in English oak with inlaid abalone dots and bog oak wedge.
And a "Kryptonite" razor which is 7/8" full hollow Sheffield 01 in my own cast kryptonite crystal scales with black buffalo horn wedge and matching shaving brush, and yes it does glow in the dark!.
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#3
Both are beautiful. I especially like the second one. I didn't realise you were making full hollows. Do you have any more pictures showing the end on profile, and the grind?
Yeah I have dabbled with full hollow for a while, I'm not keen on grinding them though because one slip on the grinder and the blade is toast and you have wasted several hours!.Here is a pic of the end on ,like I say it's 3/4- full hollow I always find this a grey area as every maker seems to differ, but compared to some of my full hollows it pretty much there although I could of gone even thinner if I had the balls!!.
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Yeah I have dabbled with full hollow for a while, I'm not keen on grinding them though because one slip on the grinder and the blade is toast and you have wasted several hours!.Here is a pic of the end on ,like I say it's 3/4- full hollow I always find this a grey area as every maker seems to differ, but compared to some of my full hollows it pretty much there although I could of gone even thinner if I had the balls!!.
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Wow - I like that.
 
#6
I find it easier to get really close shaves with thin blades but at the same time the experience can be let down by a very prominent sound of scraping knife on toast so for really smooth shaves I am at least currently preferring 1/2 hollow to near wedge :)
Yeah I'm the same heavier grind razors just seem to mow those whiskers easier plus from what I've found they tend to take more abuse, you knock a really thin full hollow on anything and it's toast!!.
 
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