Huge thanks to Matt and Ilya for this collaboration. Watch how they forged this awesome blade here:
And be sure to check their channel for more awesome videos:
While handling this blade I did my best to stick to the straight razor theme Matt and Ilya had in mind.
Since the damascus is already so rich in details and also because of the integral bolster I decided not to make a segmented handle construction like I usually do for my knives.
Instead I focused my effort on the tang, filing a pattern and laminating the olive wood with a black and a solid brass liner to match the pins colors and materials.
Overall I’m very pleased with how sleek the handle came out and I think it goes well with the blade!