Would cutting the tail off the blade before you start make the process easier or harder, do you think?
I’d be tempted to cut the end off just near the hole, then use a brass pin to hold the blade in place, like you would with knife scales.
It is hardened. You wouldn’t try to grind away too much. You would wrap the blade in a wet rag, then cut off the excess with a Dremel and a diamond cutting wheel, then use Dremel sanding drums, etc to shape.The other thing to note about modding a tang is - how easy it is depends on if it's been hardened. If it's hard steel on a SR tang then that's a lot of metal to remove, and will absolutely nail your belts.
It is hardened. You wouldn’t try to grind away too much. You would wrap the blade in a wet rag, then cut off the excess with a Dremel and a diamond cutting wheel, then use Dremel sanding drums, etc to shape.
If you check out the Gold Dollar mod threads, a lot of us have gone nuts reshaping razors in weird ways.
2012: Competition #3 - http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/273180-Competition-3 2013: Gold Dollar Competition, 2013 - http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/330994-Gold-Dollar-Competition-2013 2014: Gold Dollar 2014 Competition -...www.badgerandblade.com
Very nice handles and write-up. Since I started using straight razors in 2015, and I have purchased many, I have found that my preference is in using fixed-handled razors. I probably should let go of most of my other razors since they don't get much use anymore.