While studying antiquated razors, I come to a few features that strike and impress me consistently.
The scales are from black ox horn which have been boiled and baked to age. Inside them, a proud ShaveSmith engraving beset with gold leaf.
Damascus confounds the vintage straight razor form in a very appealing way. I love creating work that looks very old, from things that are very new. It plays with the historical timeline (just as shaving with one of these fine pieces should). “For barber’s use styling”, and a stouter hollow grind (somewhere between a ½ and ¼ hollow.
It’s been a year of many fine pieces, and this is among my favorites.