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This beauty is a handmade, yellow carbon steel straight razor. Due to the hardness of the steel it's going to stay crazy sharp for a long time. This blade is ground with a right-hand bias, and designed to be held in your right hand. As a result, it's important that you buy a left handed razor if you're a southpaw. It's going to take a little practice before you'll feel comfortable sliding this blade across your face. Once you do, I can promise you'll be blown away by the closeness of the shave.
|Steel:||Kigami Yellow Carbon Steel|
This Razor was honed by HandAt Kent of Inglewood, we hone every single razor to ensure that it is shave-ready when you take it home. That being said, the first sharpening will also be free of charge. That is $40 worth of sharpening before the razor ever leaves the shop, because we care about the perfect shave.
Care for Razors
Most razors are made of a high carbon steel, which allows for a long-lasting and sharper edge but is susceptible to rusting when left wet or in a humid environment. To prevent this, one would dry the razor thoroughly after each use and rub it with blade oil when stored for prolonged periods of time.
To maintain the edge, a leather strop is of the upmost importance. Ideally used before each shave, the strop does the best job at polishing a razor for the smoothest shave possible. It is important to use a gentle touch and to keep the spine flat on the leather; pushing too hard or using too steep of an angle can damage the delicate edge.
Even with regular stropping, a razor will need to be honed. In the world of razors, honing is the process of using a sharpening stone to refresh the edge. Depending on its use, a razor will need to be honed one or two times a year. Any razors purchased from Kent of Inglewood will receive their first honing for free, subsequent honing services are a mere $20. If you are the sort to take care of things yourself, a progression of high quality Japanese water stones will prove indispensable.
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