The Iwasaki family are about as skilled as you can get when it comes to making razors. Using only the finest carbon steel, this blade is handcrafted in every sense. Incredible edge retention, so it’s going to last a lifetime or two, and capable of the craziest edge possible. The shape of the head makes it easier to shave with, and the unwrapped steel handle is comfortable and simple. The best kamisori you can buy. This small, 45mm blade is meant to be held in your right hand, so if you are a lefty, but the left-handed one.
About Iwasaki-san - At Sanjo-Seisakujo in Nigata, Kosuke Iwasaki began the production of Kamisori, in addition to his work in metallurgical research, which was then passed to Shigeyoshi Iwasaki, and currently to Ryouichi Mizouchi. Kamisori currently produced have a hagane(cutting edge) of Swedish high carbon steel. The finger rest on Iwasaki kamisori are all hand ground on the side of the wheel. Iwasaki are the benchmark for Japanese razors, and many smiths in the Sanjo region have at one time or another have been under the tutelage of Iwasaki-san in some form.
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