Subject: Re: DM britve WIP Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:05 am
Još par komada i gotovo.
Brijanje prošlo odlično, ja zadovoljan. Doduše recnul sam se na par mjesta jer se nisam već neko vrijeme brijao kamisorijem, a nisam niti vrh zaoblio kao što radim na svim svojim britvama pa je bilo i krvi :tameshigiri:
Eto neka joj je sretan put. Javim dojmove kad dobijem neku povratnu informaciju.
Subject: Re: DM britve WIP Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:56 am
Yes, I received it and it looks perfect! Thank you very much. I've already found people interested for razors made by you, but I did told them that this is not your primary occupation, and understandably, you can't produce many pieces; you are a single blacksmith, working with steel, as a hobby, and for some financial support. Anyway, I received it yesterday, and loved both the kamisori and the packaging with the wooden box, it's one of the most beautiful and elegant things I have owned. But, I wanted to shave with it, and rehone it to see how it feels on honing and shaving first, and then contact you with my overall opinion for it. Seeing that it already passes the HHT, I can say with some certainty that it performs nicely already. Mainly, I wanted to see if it feels like a kamisori, with the high 60s RC hardness, where it retains an edge for a very long time and most stones are a lot finer on it compared to other razors like other kamisori I have tested, or it's more like a western razor in behavior. Something I would like to ask is, did you set the bevel on the back side first, with the stamps, and then proceed on the front side? The wear on the back side is a bit on the heavy side, unusual, but on the front side, it's fine. I would suggest you to use tape, even more than one layer on the first stages of honing, and after the bevel is set with the tapes, you can remove them and reset the bevel. This way the kamisori would have a lot less wear on the back side. And you could also do the same on the front on the first stages, and then proceed without the tape. That's what I do when I "salvage" damaged kamisori with heavy wear, big dents/nicks, or strange shape from quenching, and it removes a lot less metal than without the use of tape. Of course, I mean no offense, I'm merely making a suggestion, whether you would like to take it into account, it's up to you. I've also noticed the beautiful ground/hollowing on both the front and back side. Even the slightest mistake would be visible, but you did an awesome job. Also, the darkening of the harder steel in contrast to the mild steel/iron, did you use acid to etch it, or it's the result of tempering? I don't remember if I asked you before, but, do you quench it or your blades generally, in oil or water? And, do you temper them afterwards, or leave them with their original hardness? As I told you, I already have people interested in razors blades made by you, and I would like to ask you, would it be possible for you to make a few razor blades, without scales, with your stamp on them of course, with the quality steel you are using, and how much would each blade cost? Can you make 5 blades, and how much would the price for each blade be? I have a friend who is a master at rescaling razors, and he is one of the people interested. I will send you another email soon, with my shaving and honing results, and as for my end of the trade, I will ship you the stones within this week, and send you the tracking number the same day. Again, thank you very much, you are a master blacksmith, and also very good at honing.
I've rehoned the razor, and, it feels right, just like a Japanese kamisori. The shave was absolutely perfect; I was afraid that because you tried to lower the hardness, this would result in a less fine edge, but it was perfect. The bevel was excellent too. As well as the edge holding, it's harder than a classic modern Solingen razor; I would definitely prefer one made by you instead of buying one from DOVO or any of their companies. As for the initial steps of honing it, I think you should have done it with the 3/1 method or even a 2/1 instead of the western 1/1, as the wear on the back looks like a 3 generations old razor, used continuously on a barber shop. On the front side again, there is no significant wear, so, it's fine. The grind was also perfect, there is no need for a bigger grinding wheel.
I used a top grade Asano koma nagura and finished with a nakayama asagi tomonagura on a Nakayama maruka. Super expensive stuff, in fact, I don't know if honing equipment can get any more expensive than that. I didn't use anything coarser because it was not needed.
Subject: Re: DM britve WIP Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:22 am
Evo krenuo sam u izradu još jedne kamisorice pa da podjelim par slikica
Kod mene uglavnom sve krene ovako:
Usijana šipka je Bohler K510 Srebročelik dok je ona druga obično željezo...
Obje su iz okruglog profila iskovane na četvrtasti oblik približno istih dimenzija. Zatim je odrezan komad K510 i REL aparatom zavareno na vrhu jedan za drugi. Prije varenja površine koje će se kasnije sljubiti su dobro izbrušene i očišćene od nečistoća...
Nisam imao puno vremena fotkati pa nakon uspješnog kovačkog varenja i kasnije kovanja u oblik britve došao sam do ovoga...
Malo brušenja na novom strojčeku
Kao kronični motorista nisam mogao odoljeti ne napravit si sedlo pa da sam na ovom stroju ko doma
S obzirom da se radi o finijem brusu nego sam očekivao treba dosta vremena da se izbrusi profil. Kako bi brže i lakše brusio potegnuo sam u daleki Japan i posudio jednu krovnu letvu
Već se nazire spoj dvaju metala...
Kako ne bi bile sve iste dodao sam joj svoj mali doprinos u dizajnu pa sam vrh malo skosio ne bi li bila drugačija...
Kako ne radim prema nekom strogo zadanom dizajnu pustim si mašti na volju pa me nekako proces kovanja vodi. Nekad ispadne bolje nekad lošije. Meni se ova poprilično dopala.... Uživo bolje zgleda :smoke: :smoke:
Eto toliko za sada... sljedi kaljenje neki drugi dan....
Kada bih znao da se necu nacisto ubiti smesta bih ti porucio jednu Nego Davor , potrazi kovano zeljezo za izradu , ne hrdja i mnogo , mnogo je lepse ...Sutra krecem u potragu po njega , ako ne ...........znam gde , ima jedna stara ograda pa malo cu bonsekom ......... da me ne cuju
Pogledaj koliko je lepo sa njime bolesno ...............
Subject: Re: DM britve WIP Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:02 am
Kaljenje gotovo. Ovaj put kalio sam u vodi. Sve proslo super. Ocekivano se popigala ipak je to bimetal. Ne znam kako rijesiti taj problem i kako to drugi rade pa ako netko naleti na tu informaciju javite.
Srecom napravio sam jig za takve stvari. Poravnano nakon popustanja.
Grindanje do nule prakticki...
Ovaj put sam grindal na maleckom kotacicu kako bi dobio vise hollow kamisori... bas me zanima kak bu brijao.