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Dylan Farnham

SOLD-Dylan Farnham #57 Copper-Plated 8/8 Steam Punk Straight Razor w/ Sheath

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Ladies and Gentlemen, for your purchasing pleasure, artisan bladesmith Dylan Farnham's latest steampunk straight razor. Dylan has taken watch gears, circuit boards, copper & steel and created something truly out of this world. We at ClassicShaving.com feel a kinship with the slightly geeky cultural phenomenon that is Steam Punk. We appreciate the return to some of our favorite social ideals: resourcefulness, inventiveness, making things by hand and recycling/upcycling. We believe in using simple, high-quality tools that you only need to buy once and will last a lifetime.

Razor comes with its own custom leather sheath. Don't hesitate with this future heirloom; Dylan's razors never sit on the shelf very long.

Here are the specs:

-Blade length: 3"
-Blade width: 8/8"
-1/4" O-1 Tool Steel
-Edge-quenched and tempered to 64-65 Rockwell hardness
-Forge-textured spine
-Mechanistic shaping
-Brass rivets
-Copper-plated blade and tang

-Circuit board material scales

-Links from chainsaw blade
-Steel spacer with gear pattern

-Gears from antique watch
-Customized bolt pivot pin

-Leather sheath with elk skin closure flap and "retro" clasp

-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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