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DENNIS KELLY (DJKELLY)
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iconWoodash:
Well...lamb shanks notwithstanding (ahem...:blink: ), this whole shank business is actually in ~fairly common usage. I don't know whether it's correct or not, but it is often used to describe the stamped portion of the tang, above the pivot.

Not that this is the de facto source of information from on high or anything, but here's an example: http://www.straightrazorplace.com/forums/razors/43459-shank-checkering.html.

Steve!:w00t:
STAMP OUT QUICKSAND
2011-02-09 17:55