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(This post was last modified: 07-30-2015, 04:00 PM by Delta Echo Razor Works.)
I'd like to introduce myself and my work as an Artisan here on Damn Fine Shave.

Rod from Stirling Soap suggested I drop by here.  I did and think that this is a great and growing forum and community. 

I spent many years refinishing firearms and decided to put those skills to work in my current passion, wet shaving and safety razors. I launched this endeavor with the intent of saving vintage Gillettes that were not good candidates for traditional replating.  I believe in the history of things and that they should be protected.  Alll in all it seemed like a worthy endeavor and something I'd enjoy.

I was prepared for push-back from traditionalists, arguments with people about it being right or wrong. What I wasn't prepared for and never imagined was how warmly my efforts were received and the number of people that were excited by what I was doing.  All of that has lead me to here, presenting my work to you as an Artisan.  I look forward to your comments and any discussion.

First, I'd like to show you a Gillette Tech that I created and was not fond of when I made it.  I liked it in a funky way, but wasn't really sold.  It's become the razor I have sold more of than any other. [Image: smile.gif]  Funny how these things work.

I named it the Steampunk Tech, because that's what it made me think of:

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It's brought about some requests I didn't expect, Slims in that style:

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Even a Weber I refinished in those colors:

[Image: 7sLYe4E.jpg]

Most of my creations tend to be more aligned to more vintage looks like these Gillette News (although the Titanium color is more modern)

[Image: QXjIzjD.jpg]

[Image: trPjqiz.jpg]

I've created a number of Fat Boys based on the one I originally made for myself:

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I'd also like to show you what is possible from a refinish perspective with this customer single ring that had seen better days:

[Image: 6RlvFkU.jpg]

It became this:

[Image: 4bbJPIV.jpg]

I've found doing this to be an incredible journey.  It's very rewarding to create things that people love and appreciate.  I hope that you've enjoyed some of what I've shown you.  At some point I will get back to creating new things.  Lately, I haven't done much new, just keeping up with the styles I've already created.  However, I'm always open to ideas on color schemes and looks that people might find interesting.  I'll try almost anything once.

If you're interested and have time I invite you to take a spin around the Delta Echo site to view the rest of my portfolio.  

Delta Echo Razor Works

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Jay, owner of Delta Echo Razor Works.
#2

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
Jay, one is more beautiful than the next! I can see why you have built up a following. Smile
#3

Member
Virginia
Wow that is some fantastic work. I'm looking at some of my beat up vintage razors and scratching my head. Even my Weber is wondering why I'm looking at it...
Bob from Virginia
#4

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
looks great, Jay.
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
#5
Wow... Very nice work... I am very impressed.... Will have to look at some of my old razors in a new light
#6
That's some amazing work..... Just what I needed something else to order!!!
#7
(This post was last modified: 07-31-2015, 03:51 AM by Delta Echo Razor Works.)
(07-31-2015, 01:45 AM)steeleshaves Wrote: That's some amazing work..... Just what I needed something else to order!!!

Oh come now... As a fellow sufferer of RAD, BAD, SAD, and every other shaving disorder-- there is always something else to order anyway.  Smile
Jay, owner of Delta Echo Razor Works.
#8

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
makes me wish I hadn't sold my 1905 single ring old type...
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
#9
(07-30-2015, 03:58 PM)Delta Echo Razor Works Wrote: I'd like to introduce myself and my work as an Artisan here on Damn Fine Shave.

Rod from Stirling Soap suggested I drop by here.  I did and think that this is a great and growing forum and community. 

I spent many years refinishing firearms and decided to put those skills to work in my current passion, wet shaving and safety razors. I launched this endeavor with the intent of saving vintage Gillettes that were not good candidates for traditional replating.  I believe in the history of things and that they should be protected.  Alll in all it seemed like a worthy endeavor and something I'd enjoy.

I was prepared for push-back from traditionalists, arguments with people about it being right or wrong. What I wasn't prepared for and never imagined was how warmly my efforts were received and the number of people that were excited by what I was doing.  All of that has lead me to here, presenting my work to you as an Artisan.  I look forward to your comments and any discussion.

First, I'd like to show you a Gillette Tech that I created and was not fond of when I made it.  I liked it in a funky way, but wasn't really sold.  It's become the razor I have sold more of than any other. [Image: smile.gif]  Funny how these things work.

I named it the Steampunk Tech, because that's what it made me think of:

[Image: QDxrGMW.jpg]

It's brought about some requests I didn't expect, Slims in that style:

[Image: FfLgJC7.jpg]

Even a Weber I refinished in those colors:

[Image: 7sLYe4E.jpg]

Most of my creations tend to be more aligned to more vintage looks like these Gillette News (although the Titanium color is more modern)

[Image: QXjIzjD.jpg]

[Image: trPjqiz.jpg]

I've created a number of Fat Boys based on the one I originally made for myself:

[Image: 57zaBVk.jpg]

I'd also like to show you what is possible from a refinish perspective with this customer single ring that had seen better days:

[Image: 6RlvFkU.jpg]

It became this:

[Image: 4bbJPIV.jpg]

I've found doing this to be an incredible journey.  It's very rewarding to create things that people love and appreciate.  I hope that you've enjoyed some of what I've shown you.  At some point I will get back to creating new things.  Lately, I haven't done much new, just keeping up with the styles I've already created.  However, I'm always open to ideas on color schemes and looks that people might find interesting.  I'll try almost anything once.

If you're interested and have time I invite you to take a spin around the Delta Echo site to view the rest of my portfolio.  

Delta Echo Razor Works

Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#10

Member
Lisbon, Portugal
Wow... fantastic work!
It's great to see something rather different and unique.


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