I've been working on 5 sets of scales for a bunch of razors I've been sitting on.
This first one fits with the steampunk scales I've been doing a lot of lately. This time I heat treated the copper with a blow torch. It took many attempts but I was able to use the heat to bring out different colors in the metal. I put a CA finish on them once the i achieved the colors I wanted. The spacer is made from green acrylic.
The blade is a John Curtain "Invincible" that has almost zero honewear and no stains or pitting.
The 2nd set is new for me. I've been experimenting with polymer clay (its not really clay, but a plastic like PVC that you bake in the oven to harden). I put a super thin piece of wood (Paduak) behind it to give a bit more stability. This stuff is fun to work with and has tons of potential. I put a CA finish over the Polymer clay and made a spacer from a sandwich of brass and copper.
The blade is Westeholm & Sons with a cool etching on the blade. I haven't done any work on the blade to clean it up yet. I kind of like the retro look with the modern scales.
What do you guys think?