Straight Razor (8/8) - W2 Carbon Steel and African Blackwood

Product Description for Straight Razor (8/8) - W2 Carbon Steel and African Blackwood

Maker: Jack Connan (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99706
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 10.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.25 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 3.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.6 oz.
Blade: Antiqued W2 carbon steel with a differential clay zone heat treatment
Handle: African blackwood with white G10 liners
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 6.4 inch, 8/8" tall blade will work exceptionally. Connan has tremendous skill at the grinder and this full hollow ground razor is perfectly ground. This blade was made from W2 carbon steel and features a clay zone differential heat treatment. This technique, borrowed from Japanese swordsmiths, uses clay to insulate the spine. The result is a keen, long lasting edge with superior strength.
Handle scales are made from African blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon). The jet black wood is classic! A thin white G-10 liner ensures strength and durability. The combination is captivating and will hold up nicely to regular use.
Exceptional work throughout!

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