Ni-Mai Custom Kamisori

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To make this kamisori, I forged two different steels together. The light part is low carbon steel, and the dark part is hitachi blue #2 high carbon japanese steel.

This razor is fresh off the rough grinding stage, and ready for heat treatment.

UPDATE: View the completed piece here

Custom Kamisori Straight Razor

Winter Forging A Kamisori Straight Razor

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At the forge today, with temperatures at -1.3 according to the nearby university.

When I put the hot steel to the anvil, the cold surface draws the heat away almost instantly. So I warm the anvil between hammerings, using a large hot piece of steel. This keeps the metal moving.