The Japanese Kamisori is well-known for their ergonomics due to their simple handle and short blade. The short blade is well-suited to beard-trimming and shaves alike, but the traditional japanese blade has a biased blade which can present a challenge.
Portland Razor Co. solved this issue by combining the best of both worlds - uber hard japanese steel and simplicity with a western-ground blade. This makes for a straight razor that is easy to use, perfect for all scenarios and has a linen-wrapped handle for ease of use. The square tip gives extra precision for difficult areas and the 01 steel will keep its edge longer than most other straight razors. The Razor comes with a walnut stand to display your sexy new blade.
About Portland Razor Co. - Portland Razor Co. is a manufacturer of straight razors with a dedicated team of razorsmiths who make, by hand, some of the best and coolest straight razors around. You may know that we are their exclusive Canadian retailer, which flatters us to no end.Started by Scott Miyako and quickly joined by Hunter Lea, Portland Razor Co. grew quickly. They pioneer new razor making techniques and materials while maintaining strict quality standards. Now the Portland Razor Co. educates barbers on proper straight razor use, has a couple of apprentices and continues to make some of the best shaving blades the world has ever seen. We are excited to see where they go in the future.
- All razors are guaranteed shave-ready by our staff.
- For help using your razor, we suggest you take a Straight Razor Shaving Class at one of our stores, or feel free to contact us for advice.
- This razor is made from high carbon steel, which is capable of amazing sharpness and great edge retention but requires a little extra care. Be sure to dry your razor well after every use, and oil with Tsubaki Oil or store in a dry place.
- All straight razors must be stropped before use, to straighten burrs and polish the edge for the smoothest shave possible. Be sure to use a good quality strop and accurate technique.
Honing/ Sharpening should be done on Japanese synthetic or natural wetstones. You can bring your blade in to a Kent of Inglewood store to be honed, with the first time free on any blades purchased from us. Razor honing classes are also available at your nearest Kent of Inglewood location.