Aust – 5/8 ” straight razor head with round mild steel | without serriertem Erl | Modern
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• Razor 5/8 ”
• blade with round head
• High-gloss polished
• from non-stainless carbon steel
• wood and hand stitched with selected Grenadilla
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As the name implies the point profile is semicircular and therefore it lacks any sharp end points. As such it is a more forgiving blade than the other two types and, although lacking the pinpoint accuracy of the other two, it is recommended for relatively new users. There are also secondary edge types that derive from a combination of the above such as half round point incorporating round edges joined by a linear segment.
The most popular blade width size is 16 mm (5⁄8 in).The width of the blade is defined as the distance between the back of the blade and the cutting edge. It is expressed in units of eighth of an inch. A narrow blade can shave tight facial spots such as under the nose, but it must be rinsed more often.
The blade is made of stainless steel, which is resistant to rust but can be more difficult to hone. To avoid water spots or even rust, the blade must always be thoroughly dried after use and the knives are stored airy, treat unused for long periods necessarily with oil.
Grenadilla or African Blackwood has been used in Europe for 500 years, initially to manufacture musical instruments. It is one of the hardest woods worldwide and displays a particularly beautiful, dark brown to black grain. The high density and hardness of this natural material predestines it as a wet shaving accessory.
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