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 shave ready. We put them through a full water stone progression to 12,000 grit. This razor was then given a Jnat finish, on an Ozuku Mizu Asagi Lv 5.5 stone (approx. 15,000 grit). Jnats (Japanese natural stones) are known for the exceptionally comfortable shave they provide. It’s fully stropped, sanitized with alcohol, coated with a thin film of 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.