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Tim Zowada

Messaggioda Aldebaran » 18/04/2010, 8:05

This http://www.tzknives.com/e 'link to the website of Tim Zowada, famous maker of razors and knives.

I would like to offer an overview of him, through the analysis of its website.
The site and 'divided as follows:

2.Avaible Knives


4.Knife ordering

5.Damascus Steel & Mokum

6.Gas Forges

7.Kilns & Salt Bath Furnaces


9.Article index

10.What 's New


12.Other Projects

Tim Zowada says that forging of cutting tools (knives and razors), and 'must highlight besides the beauty, the utility' and features 'the instrument, in particular, its ability' to hold the wire.
This 'more that' counts, in a cutting tool, and 'what' you can not see, or the type of steel used and its heat treatment.
He uses such as steel for tools, O2, L6, AND W2.
The O2 and The L6sono steels average: tough enough, according to levels characteristic of the alloy, temper is easily and cost is not 'high, so' as not 'high cost of their lavorazione.Arrugginiscono easily.

The W-2, also has a medium hardness, which contain vanadium, the grain refining of steel, enables easier 'sharpening tool.

The famous artisan, particularly by heat treatment of steels.

Available Knives

There 'a list of forged knives from him and he sells.


The razor forged by him, he says they are made to be sharpened easily and keep the wire more 'long possibile.Anche for them, heat treatment and' implemented wisely. Repeats, which are the things that you can see that matter most '.
This link has subcategories, or.

1.Cosa others say razor Zowada?
Joel Ferman, founder of Badger & Blade, said that the razors in Damascus Zowada, take the wire very quickly; Lynn Abrams, says they are also very beautiful.

What is' different in Zowada razors?

aI Zowada razors are made in Damascus, and the craftsman will pursue this technology for 25 years.
b.Having steel and Damascus' forged with new material
c.Il Damascus Zowada Fusing tool steels like O1 and L6.
d.L 'steel is annealed before quenching and tempering to prevent the movement of cracks within the steel, decreasing their angle of departure.
This process is called annealing and coalescence takes place at temperatures of about 1300 degrees.
All blades are honed before and after heat treatment; what 'ensures proper maintenance of optimal proportions.
All blades are soaked in water and salt.
This process occurs after the temperature austenitising, so that 'early stage martensitica.Il cooling water and salt prevents thermal shock and prevents decarburization or loss of carbon.
All blades are hardened by tempering temperatures combined with a hammer (not explain whether manual or operating machinery).
a.Cio 'increases the tensile strength.
b.Riduce deformations.
c.Tutte blades are cooled to -190 degrees with liquid nitrogen, what 'should reduce the presence of residual austenite, the phase "soft" cioe'dell'acciaio.
d.Tutte blades are hardened and found 3 times, and what 'must be made before trial c, above.
The hardness of the pieces resulting from all this', should be 62-63 HRC.
The razor blades are supplied
The wooden handles are impregnated with Nelson, vacuum, to keep the wood in all its beauty.
Maintenance of the razor

Here we speak of maintaining the razor razor Zowada.Un Zowada gets home well oiled, the oil can be 'off with a towel.
Before use and 'good pass on cuoio.Dopo use and' good clean and dry it carefully, since the stainless carbon steel (especially, as already 'mentioned, the O2 and used by Zowada L6) rusts easily.
Following are some tips provided for sharpening a razor with stones and pastes.
Are quite conventional, can be found also in the guide based on the forum.

Stones and scratches on the bevel.

This museum shows the photos he took on bevel Zowada his razor after sharpening on various pietre.Sono images only, provides an overview of what 'happens when sharpened with a stone over another, period.
The art of shaving with the razor.

http://www.tzknives.com/site/RazorPageS ... -Shave.pdf
A handbook on shaving with a razor by hand.
Sort knives:
Here we speak of orders and deliveries.
The steel and dmasco Mokum '.
There we talk about Tim Zowada produces Damascus, uniting the two steels, the L6 and L'O2.
The Mokum 'a mixture of copper and nickel steel .. And, presumably ... is bought then Zowada forging billets.
Nickel positively influences various characteristics of steels and their processing, Copper protects from weather conditions but creates other problems as and 'sparingly soluble in the casting of steel and blends well even at high temperatures.
Moreover Zowada forging razors in Damascus also using the 0 to 1 and a steel resulting from a meteorite iron pyrite.

Forge gas.
The gas forge Tim Zowada are designed to be higher, equal 'price, to forge with coal, and other tipologia.La clean and controlled environment that you can' get the first, in fact, makes them superior to second.
The gas forge Venturipermettono better quality 'steel cooking because', while achieving high temperatures, refractory material and have a good 'can mix in the heat, leaving no exposed points or less warm, compared to other sections of the oven.
Furthermore, production costs, thanks to the efficiency of these furnaces are low.

Ovens vary.
Here are photos of different ovens.
The rest of the photos or links relate to general questions that still are already 'discussed in the forum.
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