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Head Shot with a .50 Caliber (Canceled)

Precision machined safety razors repurposed from live fired .50 caliber round cartridges. #headshotshaving

Head Shot with a .50 Caliber (Canceled)

Precision machined safety razors repurposed from live fired .50 caliber round cartridges. #headshotshaving

$1,046
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
14
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 9 2015
Last updated February 23, 2015

About

A real close shave...

My love for firearms and marksmanship has not faded since my time in the Marine Corps.  This was an idea last year that had finally come to fruition. 

We had such a great experience with our Vulcan Combs that we are now ready to introduce our .50 Caliber Razors.  Let's jump right into the project details.

We are using the art of repurposing live fire brass into handles for safety razors.  First we established all dimensions of what we were using as our base, the .50 caliber brass cartridge.

Sizing up the round.
Sizing up the round.

 The opening of the cartridge was a no brainer, but I wanted to create the whole piece and compare it with others in the market.  The length and width are very comparable, and because it's brass, naturally has a great weight.

I decided to build it from bottom to top; I have the round so I then designed the patent pending "Slug adapter".  

Slug adapter
Slug adapter

 This piece was a little tricky, but having worked with a lot of metals I knew I wanted to keep it simple; brass on brass application.  The Slug adapter grooves in at the bottom and goes deep into the round with knurling on the upper portion to really grip back into the brass.  Here is a shot of it with chrome finishing, you'll see some brass leftover on the inner parts to ensure brass on brass connection.

Actual Slug adapter
Actual Slug adapter

 Designing the razor plates was relatively easy.  I opted for the smoothest surface with a comfortably close shave.

Razor top & bottom plate
Razor top & bottom plate

 ....and then the finished project, all parts chrome plated.

.50 Caliber Razors imagined
.50 Caliber Razors imagined

 This is the first time we put it together...I was pretty stoked.

 ....And the finished product :)

 Now all you have to do is get some cheap razor blades from CVS or any drug or grocery store, and you're set for an inexpensive, great close shave!

10 for only $5!
10 for only $5!

 I hope you like my project, Thank you!

Risks and challenges

None really. These razors are ready to ship so fulfillment will be a breeze.

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