This razor holds a very special place in my portfolio, being the first razor to be adorned with onyx stone.
The inlays into the tang are done with bezel settings in silver, and complement the dark motif throughout. A fine silver inlay of my maker’s mark is set into the end ebony. Damascus delivers pattern and variety to the steel, contrasting the forge finish at the shank. To round out the luxury motif, I hand fabricated silver washers and a silver wedge.
What I really enjoy: despite the variety in in shape, materials and texture, there’s harmony in this piece. This was also among my most challenging razors to execute, and I’m proud of how its adornment does not detract from the handling, and quality of the shave.