I am a straight razor novice, but i like them!!! These are all O1 and wood scales
thanks Johan, it is purple heart over african blackwood liners... pink ivory would be really good looking, i have some...Beautiful! The scales on this one looks like pink ivory?
Like one one bigger "experts" who poo pooed the idea of using 52100 because it was "too hard to hone." If you weren't using O1 or O2, you were apparently wrong. (this guy was from Western Europe, IIRC) This guy used something close to a "get it hot, get it wet" heat treatment regimen. But then again, this was the same guy who said that I was an uninformed idiot when it came to metallurgy because I hadn't made a razor yet. You are right about the scales. Some of the technique involved in making them work can initially be kind of counterintuitive to a knifemaker.There were a few knowledgeable people there, but you didnt get metallurgical or material science info there… but Spending waaaay too much time there long ago was useful for scale function and geometry…
That would be "as quenched." Looks like I missed that up in my first comment.I am interested… i want a hard razor for the difficult beards… at what tempering temps?