In the mid to late 1800’s and into the early 1900’s, hundreds of straight razor manufacturers existed worldwide, with roughly 50 that could be considered premium bladesmiths. We carefully select and offer some of the finest blades from that glorious era in our vintage section.
Today, there are 5 remaining production manufacturers who hand craft premium straight razors in the old tradition: Böker, Dovo, Ralf Aust, Thiers Issard and Wacker.
Factory razors are shipped “sharpened”, but often not “shave ready,” so we include free honing and stropping, so your new razor is ready to use as soon as you open the box. You’re going to be honing the razor again throughout its lifetime, so we are also including a free professional follow-up honing to get you started.