Esbjerg-Koraat – 8/8 straight razor, black-white ebony, french point
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This 8/8 wide blade with a slightly smiling, coarse-ground blade of silver steel decorated with its French Crown is perfect for a precise shave.
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The straight razor is distinguished by its fine contours such as its trim back in mirroring polish. The polished forged skin reveal where the blade´s igneous origin is. At the same time, this surface is easy to clean and especially durable.
As a charming contrast to the refined surface, the blade is in finely transversely satin.
The shells are made of black-white ebony, which is one of the rarest and most expensive woods. Lively and contrasting textured pieces in crack-free quality must therefore be selected through extensive work by hand. The wood is its high countenance excellent polish and distinguished by its very low water absorption very good for razor.
To complete the razor precision turned by using Bullseye rivets, and a spacer made of stainless steel, which are 2 mm sterling silver riveted by hand and then polished. This straight razor is exclusively hand-made for us by Koraat-Knives. The roughly forged blade comes from Solingen. The finish of the blade and haft is made according to our specifications. The razor is delivered shave-ready.
Why a tough and smiling blade?
Mainly coarse blade before 1900 were prepared blades were free ground by hand and are among the most sought-after collector’s items. Through hands-free sanding it was, in contrast to the commonly used today strongly hollow ground blades, the blade can be run in a smooth arc. This “smile” allows a very deep and thorough cut the beard and facilitates shaving in difficult places, which one with a straight blade often poorly achieved.
The rough cut again is very well suited for wiry and strong beard, since the blade to slide smoothly and without effort due to the high weight.
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