Making the Celtic Damascus Straight Razor

This straight razor was a custom through: The Original. After talking it was decided that it’d be a Celtic inspired razor. This is what I came up with!

It involved a lot of hand done file work on the spine and tail. File work to create the celtic knot pattern in the scales, and of course, my signature brass statement in a Celtic Clover shape.

The file work took a bit longer than expected since I hadn’t done a Celtic pattern before. I wasn’t sure how to wrap my head around removing the negative space rather than trying to create a pattern. Once I figured it out, after a few attempts I’m happy with the outcome.

The brass celtic cross was a customer choice, and I love it. I think it really shows off well in the Damascus.

We decided on a barber’s notch for a little added flair to the piece and, to reach the hard to reach spaces.

African blackwood rounds out the scales with deep browns and light streaks that add to the dimensional quality of the wood. Blackwood is extremely hard, these scales will literally, last generations.

The celtic theme was a fun one to get creative with!

What do you think of the outcome?

Thanks,
Jacob

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