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Steel – Wood – Texture

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An experiment to add further texture to a piece.

I used the same texturing elements in the steel, as I did the ironwood handles.

No maker’s mark on this, at the customer’s request. I love unbranded things, letting the form do all the talking. Plus, I know my work when I see it.

An Old Customer, New Dad

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A long time customer became a proud new papa, and had a razor made with his little girls’ name on it.

I only knew the name for the engraving a few days after she was born, and I finished the piece, and sent it home.

We used purple heart and white recon stone for this piece, making it a nice reminder of his new life as a father.

The joy I get to share with my customers and their journeys gets put into my steel.

Blades Shipping Out Through the Holidays

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Lots of blades getting the last touches before heading home. I’ll be working and shipping through the holidays, so if you have a question about an order, or want to chat about progress – drop me a line!

I’ll be at the workbench for most of the time crafting your blade, but will try and catch up on emails in the morning and evening.

Cheers,

-Christopher

First Friday – November 2016

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I was very fortunate to grow with friends and  family who celebrated the arts, and actively created work.  I remember attending galleries in their living rooms, and later visiting showings in Downtown Denver and eventually NYC. We all did this in the tradition of going to visit artworks on the first Friday of the month.

First Friday is a small national holiday at the beginning of the month where galleries open their doors, invite in all the public, and put artists next to their work.

First Friday became an important part of my life and always reminds me of good times looking at people’s creation. During showings, we talked about life, gave thoughts, feedback, and sometimes purchasing work that meant something to me.

Now I create work, and send it in the mail, but never get too much time to share and celebrate – till now.

This is the First Friday of November, and here is a small selection of the work that I’ve been hoarding over the last month for today to share with you.

It’s a sneak peek of what I’ll be formally posting to my portfolio through the next month. The first post is already up.

In this, you’ll see a For Barber’s Use with titanium lined burl, a “buster sword” inspired kamisori, and collaborations with brands that want to share straight shaving with their customers.

Every day I’m honored to make fine razors for you, and my only hope it to continue to improve, and make them a bit faster.

Cheers, happy first Friday, and visit a local gallery if you have some time left in the day.

Week in review

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Week went by very quickly, but many good pieces are done, almost done, and getting good work completed.

Stay tuned over the next few weeks, as some of my most exciting work to date will be posted. A 7 day set, and several jewelry grade pieces, along with some classics will get into some photos.

With Christmas around the corner, I’m close to closing my books for Christmas delivery. So if you’d like a razor under the tree, not many weeks left to get your order in.

This picture you see is an odd one. You’d never guess it’s one of the more difficult set of razors I’ve worked on… and I’m quite proud that you can’t tell I worked on them.

Each and every one of those razors had red rust, and was depinned and repinned. One stray hammer blow and those scales would have shattered (the cracks were present upon entering my shop). I had to source  brass rod and mushroom it carefully so the razors were restored with historical accuracy. Not many of these razors left in the world, and I’m honored I got to restore them.

Age looks good on blades, and I hope whoever restores mine in 200 years will be careful – or I’ll haunt them.