Valkman made straight razor?

Discussion in 'Blades' started by gunbunny, Sep 1, 2009.


  1. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    Hey Valkman, I have another request.

    Can you make a good straight razor so I can shave without having to throw something away? I know it's not your forte, but having a high quality razor would be nice.

    I can only find disposable straight razors around here. Yes, they fold up and my wife can only find them at a beauty supply store. I'd rather have one that can be resharpened and used indefenetly.

    Just trying to drum up some more work for ya!
     
  2. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I don't know, tell you the truth. I have thought about razors but never tried to make one. Maybe when I get back out in the shop I can try it - probably 2 more weeks.
     
  3. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    No problem. At the very least you can go around and slice off everyone's cherry (from their cigs!) when they get too close to you!

    Joking aside, I shave with a (disposable) straight razor about once a week. I have a bad habit of not lifting the blade enough and nicking myself when I go for another swipe. I feel it instantly! You would think I would have gotten the hang of it by now, but disposable blades must have made me soft.

    I also use castille soap and a brush. I'm sure there is something out there better, but this combination has been good to me. When I'm done, no burn. A couple of days later, no ingrown hairs, either.
     
  4. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    I'll bet Don can make just about anything he sets out to do...

    Great guy with awesome skills!
     
  5. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Craig could probably pound some out with that Little Giant! That would be sweet!
     
  6. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Thanks Don... working on that this weekend...

    Wanna see my new "toy"?

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  7. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    That's pretty neat!
     
  8. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Thanks Don... worked on the Little Giant today... need to fabricate a guard for that thing... OSHA wasn't around in 1929 ... [lolol]

    Hope all is well with gang and your hand these days....[boozingbuddies]
     
  9. emk

    emk Monkey+++

    Don, We all know that whatever you make will be very shiney and very sharp. Great on the face.

    Craig, To hell with OSHA lets start banging away with the little giant to make some
    music.

    Atta Boys to both of you

    Elliott
     
  10. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Thanks Elliott...

    How was DT?
     
  11. emk

    emk Monkey+++

    Craig it was great

    I'll pm you later today.

    Elliott
     
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