I posted this on SRP, but I know some of you don't visit there. So, here you go.
I don't think this has ever been done before so, I thought most of you would get a kick out of it. Greg came up with this crazy idea to do scales in glass. I said it couldn't be done but he said he had someone make them and strengthen them. So I said I would give it a go to pin them up.
When I got them, I still thought they would break, but I still wanted to try. They do not flex AT ALL, so I thought of a little way to make sure they flexed. The wedge is in silicone rubber and there are more washers at the pivot end than normal scales to make sure the shank cleared the scales. Anyways, IT WORKED!!!
I hope they don't break in shipment.
(NOTE: I did not make the scales themselves and the wapi is as is, the way I got it, I just pinned it up and thought of the way to make them flex)
Here are the pics of the Crystal Wapi (The world's first razor you can clean with Windex):