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SOLD-Dylan Farnham #50, "The Dark Crystal" 6.5/8 Kamisori Straight Razor, with custom storage box

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$520.00 USD

We're happy to offer another kamisori from artisan bladesmith Dylan Farnham. Enter the Dark Crystal. Its tailor-fit storage box has a magnetic lid and leather tie-down to keep the blade's edge from touching the liner. The blade itself is nimble and effective. Seize this opportunity to carve your initials into the box of a future heirloom.

Here are the specs:
-Each blade is handmade and slightly different
-Blade length: Approximately 2 1/2" to 2 5/8"
-Blade width: Approximately 6.5/8"
-1/4" O-1 Tool Steel
-Edge-quenched and tempered to 64-65 Rockwell hardness
-"Crystalline" patterned spine and tang
-Top of spine textured with a "fractured stone" pattern
-Tail shaped to resemble a crystal formation
-"Marbled" antique patina
-Black-stained bamboo box with magnetic lid and leather tie-down
-Made in California - All Farnham blades are honed, stropped and shave-ready.

It's funny who you'll find literally in your backyard. In our case, it was a straight razor artisan who is ready to break onto the scene in a big way. Up in the mountains of Idyllwild, CA, Dylan Farnham has set up shop. Remember the name, because this guy is the real deal. Not only does he shave with his own straight razor every other day, but get this: when Dylan took a year off to motorbike through South America, he depended on three knives made by his own hand to see him through—a non-folding straight razor, a larger Bowie-esque camp knife, and a Kukri-like machete. All three (four if you count Dylan) returned as good as new and are still in use today. That's a Dylan Farnham blade: a masterpiece of steel designed to do some serious work. Mixing rugged functionality with a sublime artist's hand, Dylan's straight razors are not only built to last for generations, they are aesthetically unlike any we have ever seen. Take a look for yourself. Check out his razors (and soon some of his knives) along with their technical specs on our website. We here at Classic Shaving couldn't be more proud to welcome Dylan's line of custom straight razors and knives to our collection. Those of you lucky enough to grab these inaugural razors... enjoy!

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07/18/2014
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Nice, heavy custom kamisori from a Californian Artisan, with CS superb customer service

This is a very nice, heavy custom kamisori from a Californian artisan and a good shaver. It is not like other typical kamisories given it has almost an even grind. It is heavy and might not suitable for everyone. The leather band holding the kamisori in the custom box was loosen and therefore the edge arrived with a small chip because of the free movement in the box during the shipment. Given I have honing stones it is not a biggie for me but could be for others. I wish it came in a better box in which the razor had a snug fit (as he did for some of his razors). Anyway, it is a really nice kamisori and I got a discount when ordering, so the price I paid for such custom kamisori was reasonable (given I do own a Damascus kamisori of Mastro Livi with mammoth scales and can compare the quality and price between the two razors). The service of CS was as exceptional as always - this is why I am a returning customer.