The Bergischer Löwe is a breathtaking work of art, hand crafted in premium Inox steel and genuine buffalo horn. There are no two alike because each horn is unique. (The scales on your The Bergischer Löwe will be different from the ones in the photos.) The name means “mountain lion,” or Löwe aus dem Bergischen. The stainless steel has been reverse etched, to allow the stunning 24K lion (Löwe) coat of arms crest and script to stand out. The spine, tang and tail are plated with luxurious 24K gold. The forged Inox steel takes an incredible edge, and with proper care could be passed on to future generations.
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.