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Titanium in Safety Razors

Titanium in Safety Razors

Titanium was named after the Titans of Greek mythology. The element was discovered in Great Britain in the late 1700. Titanium has 2 key properties that make it great for a safety razor, 1) It is extremely corrosion resistant, almost as much as platinum and 2) it has one of the highest strength to weight ratio of any metal. It weighs about ½ the weight of stainless steel. Other qualities include its inert for those with metal allergies and the material is extremely hard making it dent resistant. It is very abundant on the earths’ surface however mining it can...


The Copper Safety Razor

The Copper Safety Razor

We only make our razors in small batches...our copper collection is no exception, infact we can't make many at a time. We use C110 copper grade, this grade is 99.9 pure copper. A number of these were released...we did 2 releases in addition to a few custom pieces for our customers. The first release was in the summer of 2021, we named them after the NATO phonetic alphabet, we named them Cx-Alfa, Cx-Bravo through Cx-Zulu.

Prior to 1956 and during World War 2 every Allied military branch had its own words to clearly communicate a letter over the radio. We...


Damascus Steel Safety Razor and its origins

Damascus Steel Safety Razor and its origins

Damascus steel has a long history...originally it was used for swords and armor during medieval times...the origin of the original Damascus steel was the middle east, specifically the Islamic blacksmiths. It is unclear if the word Damascus is derived from the city in Syria or if it comes from the word “damas” which means "watered" in Arabic. Both are possible...this type of carbon steel was forged in Damascus but the early patterns on the steel surface were also compared to a "watered" pattern and are sometimes referred to as watered steel.

Regardless this early steel was renowned for its hardness...


Mokume Gane and safety razors

Mokume Gane and safety razors

We use a lot of exotic material in our Cx line of safety razors...mokume gane is one of them. I thought I would write a blog specific to the material called mokume gane. It is pronounced "Moe-koo-may Gah-nay"...

Originally this material was first used in the 17th century in Japan, it was originally used to decorate the Katana swords of the Samurais. Sword making was considered the highest form of artwork in Japan, this skill and technique was passed down generations.

Denbei Shoami was the first to perfect this process sometime between 1650 and 1728, Denbei was a master metalworker who...


How to Wet Shave

How to Wet Shave

The art of shaving has a long tradition, The Pogonotomy was one of the original books written on the subject (loosely translates to the “Art of Shaving”) that was written in the late 1700.

When considering the history of wetshaving and the art of shaving, many still struggle with it. If you have wondered or decided to try out traditional wet shaving, the experience you are about to engage with will be a lasting one. Not only will you get a good shave without having some of the side effects from dry cartridge shaving, you will also avoid the disposable...