The Astrale makes the perfect gift. The engraving plate in the genuine ebony scales allows you to personalize this razor as a permanent keepsake or heirloom. The blade is forged of high carbon steel, with a full hollow grind, and features beautiful 24K gold plating in the Astrale insignia on the blade. It takes a great edge and strops up well. The handle is balanced for optimal control and a perfect shave.
All straight razors we sell are fully shave ready. This razor was then given a JNat finish, on an Ozuku Mizu Asagi Lv 5++ stone (above 16,000 grit). We put straight razors through a water stone progression to 5,000 grit, followed by Botan, Tenjyou, Mejiro and Koma Asano-stamped Mikawa Shiro nagura, and finally the ultra-fine Tomo nagura on our JNat. JNats (Japanese natural stones) are known for the exceptionally comfortable shave they provide. It’s been fully stropped, sanitized with alcohol, coated with a thin film of Dovo paraffin oil, and is ready to shave as soon as you remove it from the package. Carefully wipe the oil from the blade with a tissue and it’s ready to use.
Important: Due to the risks associated with bloodborne pathogens, potential honing damage and scuffs and corrosion resulting from daily use, we cannot accept returns of new straight razors.