Brushing the wood makes it durable and gives it its distinctive, malleable appearance.
Koraat Knives exclusively for Esbjerg manufactures these straight razors. The used blanks are all made in Solingen. Scales and blade are handmade according to our demands and are delivered shave-ready.
Why a coarse and smiling blade?
Mainly before 1900 coarse blades have been manufactured. Without any further support the edges were ground by hand. Nowadays they are highly coveted amongst collectors. Their special grinding enables you to guide the edge in smooth circles, which is not possible while using a today’s conventionally hollow ground straight razor.
Smiling edges provide a very close shave, as you are able to attain spots, which would not be accessible with straight ones.
Coarse blades are especially suitable for thick and strong facial hair, as the blade’s weight already provides smooth gliding and no further effort is needed.