Nothing says old world charm quite like a straight razor. From old military movies to John Wayne to Sweeney Todd, the straight razor has enjoyed a long and storied history. Yes, it will make you that much cooler to shave with a straight razor, but there are some real world benefits to shaving with a Throat Cutter straight razor. First, the shave is much better than with a cartridge razor. This is somewhat hard to quantify, but the first time you use a straight razor you will understand what I am talking about. The shave is just done right. Second, you can kick those crappy cartridge razors and their awful razor burn to the curb. The side benefit of this is that you will save a boat-load of money (literally a boat-load). Our straight razors will last you a lifetime. Lastly, you will turn shaving, normally a dreaded task by most men, into a conscious and almost meditative practice.
If that isn’t enough to get you to want a straight razor, the quality and craftsmanship of these Damascus steel throat cutter razors will send you overboard. Made of 264 layers of 1095/15n20 steel and hand ground to a razor's edge, the Throat Cutter is a piece of art. Every time you lather up your face you will be thrilled with the quality and heft of the Throat Cutter Damascus Steel Straight Razor.
Throat Cutter Handmade Damascus Steel Straight Razor Specs:
- Overall Length: 9.5"
- Handle Length: 5.25"
- Actual Blade Length: 3"
- Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095/15n20
- Blade thickness: 4mm
- Damascus pattern: Swirl
- Number of layers: 264
- Grind: Half Hollow
- Handles Available: Tan Solid Wood
- Includes a hand stitched full grain leather sheath with snap and belt loop
Please note: Each razor is handmade from natural materials and there will be some variation in color, handle and overall look. The razor you receive will have the same attention to quality and detail as the one pictured, but may differ slightly in appearance. Straight razors are extremely sharp. Please handle them accordingly.
1095 steel is a high-carbon steel and will rust if not dried and oiled after use. Hand wash only with soap and hot water. Dry completely before oiling.
About Forseti Steel:
The secret to forging authentic Damascus steel knives has long been lost, but Forseti Steel stays as true to the tradition as they can by commissioning smiths with Damascus ancestry to hand-make all of their blades. The artists behind the enamoring water-like patterns of folded and pounded steel have all learned their skills and techniques from the generations that worked the metals before them.
In addition to paying tribute to the Damascus practice in technique and appearance, Forseti Steel shows its respect for history's heroes, legends, and characters with their knives' names. The 9", walnut-handled Sentinel, for example, honors the Sentinels who stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington.