A historic inspired piece, with a piece of history for scales.
The engravings are done in an style of Anglo-Saxon runes, and spell out the owners name (Kennedy). Around these runes are a border of Celtic knots, and finally a Norse style dragon crawling within the frame of the shoulderless grind.
To give the razor a bit of an ancient look, and elongated tail was forged out, and the spine was “crudely” forged rough (but kind to strop) to add character. Bronze seemed fitting for the wedge (spacer between the scales) and I shaped this with a slight crescent, as it matched the motifs in the engravings nicely.
An ancient bog oak wood is used for the scales. I thought this material matched the ancient styling of the engravings nicely. It has character, and the subtle imperfections were intentionally framed within the scales. The wood you see sat inside a bog in Europe, on its way to fossilization, for over 7,500 years (giving it its rich black color).
But above all else, the wedge grind on the razor gives a keen edge, and the blade just wipes away any stubble with ease.