In a world where precision, craftsmanship, and style are highly valued, Carbon Shaving Co. takes grooming to an entirely new level with its collection of luxury safety razors. If you are a discerning gentleman who seeks the very best in life, our razors are designed with you in mind. Let's delve into the world of precision and luxury that defines Carbon Shaving Co.
What Sets Carbon Shaving Co. Razors Apart?
At Carbon Shaving Co., we believe that every shave should be an exquisite experience, and our luxury safety razors are domestically crafted to reflect this commitment. Here's what makes our razors truly exceptional:
Our shaving kits are a fusion of form and function, meticulously designed using premium materials that include: Mokume-gane, Titanium damascus, stainless steel damascus 904L stainless steel in addition to other premium materials.
Custom Forged Material:
We pride ourselves on using custom-forged materials such as Mokume-gane, stainless steel damascus, and titanium damascus. These materials undergo an intricate machining and finishing process to achieve a high-polish finish, resulting in stunningly beautiful razors.
For a touch of uniqueness, we incorporate exotic materials like locally sourced carbon fiber, creating razors that are as distinctive as the individuals who use them. We also use Titanium and marine grade stainless steel(316L) in our razors.
904L Stainless Steel:
We are the first safety razor manufacturer to utilize grade 904L stainless steel, the same grade and quality steel found in Rolex watches. This exceptional material shows our commitment to ensure the quality, longevity and durability of our razors.
Innovative Design Elements
Our razors aren't just tools; they're works of art designed to provide you with the best shaving experience possible. We incorporate several design elements:
The handle is ergonomically designed to balance precisely at the finger pivot point, making it easily comfortable, maneuverable and easy to use. The shape of the handle naturally fits the finger grip enuring an intuitive grip and reference for an optimal shave.
Our design pinches the blade on both sides, close to the leading edge of the razor blade. This design stiffens the blade, similar to a straight razor used in traditional barber shops.
Pioneering designs and materials:
We were the first manufacturer to use stainless steel damascus, titanium damascus and 904L stainless steel. Our Cx safety razors are the lightest in the market. We are one of the few makers of shavers to use carbon fiber. Innovation is what drives us to make our limited addition razors like our Limited Edition Cx copper models.
The Inspiration Behind Carbon Shaving Co.
Our journey began with a passion for design and a desire to create something truly luxurious and sustainable. The vintage 1945 Gillette razor designed for World War II troops left a lasting impression, and it was the spark that ignited the creation of Carbon Shaving Co.
We believe little has improved since the development of this iconic razor in the 1940s, but we improved it by using higher quality material, machining the razors for more precision construction and offering different shave levels depending on skin type and shaving routine. We wanted to offer our customers heirloom-quality razors, just as Patek Philippe builds watches to last for generations, so will our razors.
Exclusivity and Luxury: Who Are Our Razors Designed For?
Carbon Shaving Co. custom razors are crafted for the discerning gentleman who appreciates the finest things in life. Our custom razor customers are individuals who value unique, small-batch, and custom luxury products. Each of these pieces is custom made, one at a time, no short cuts. It usually takes us about 30 days to build and finish a piece upon request. If you own high-end items such as a luxury watch, your father had, maybe a custom gun or a hand made knife and have a penchant for products made in limited quantities, our razors are designed for you. Our razors are the embodiment of luxury, and they cater to those who demand the very best in quality and craftsmanship. Our goal has never been to make the least expensive safety razor, usually our customers are buying their second razor, having tried these less expensive options.
Signature Razor Models
Our featured razor models include:
Originally developed in Japan to decorate the samurai sword, our Mokume-gane material is custom forged with brass and copper. Crafted from Mokume-gane, this razor develops a unique and natural patina over time, adding to its character and beauty. We talk more about the history of this material here.
Reminiscent of the ancient swords of the far east, Damascus steel is a material that was used in ancient swords, known for its hardness and ability to keep a sharp edge. Technically the true method of this material was lost to time, I wrote a blog about the history of this material here. Made from stainless steel Damascus, specifically grade 304 and 316, this razor boasts individual unique contours and surface topography, like no other, giving a distinctive look. You can see more photos of these custom pieces here.
A modern version of Damascus steel, this material is made by forging 2 grades of titanium. The process to forge this material is proprietary and/or patented. Extremely light weight material, this material is custom forged to our specifications. The titanium Damascus razor offers a stunning finish with different shades of blue, purple and red, showcasing the beauty of titanium. We have more images of these pieces here.
This razor features features a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating on titanium for a sleek, slick and contemporary appearance. This piece is available with an R3 handle comprising of carbon fiber and titanium. This razor weighs 30 grams and at the time of the writing of this blog, it is the lightest titanium razor to be made. You can see more pictures here.
We write more about this material here, but this material was originally pioneered by the commercial diving industry. Later Rolex and Omega used this material, due to its insane corrosion resistance and bright finish, with its watch cases.
Each of our signature razors is a piece of functioning art with its own personality, designed to cater to the diverse tastes of our clientele.
Materials of Elegance
Our choice of materials is a key factor in the luxury and precision of our razors. We use custom-forged materials designed to our own specifications, created exclusive for Carbon Shaving Co. and not available in large quantities. This allows us to create razors with exceptional qualities that you won't find elsewhere. It will take us time to finish one of these custom razors but it will be the last one you ever use.
Precision in Design and Functionality
Precision is at the core of our design and functionality, that is why we chose to machine our razors using modern CNC mills, from a solid blank of metal. Our razors are machined in Minneapolis using the latest CNC technology to the tighest tolerances, ensuring the highest quality with the highest durability. Each of our razors is finished in our small workshop using numerous steps, culminating in a final hand finish to achieve our high polish finish. We avoid cheaper manufacturing methods like casting, using cheaper stainless steel grades like 303 stainless, machine finishes and bead blasted finishes opting for more precision machining and premium finishing to guarantee longevity, fit and comfort. Several of our design elements enhance the shaving experience including:
The base plate features strategically placed lightening holes to achieve the strongest lightest design. The added holes allow for the better free flow of shaving debris and air for drying the razor after shaving.
Thin Head Design:
A slim head, with out the bulk and weight, allows for easier access to tight, hard to reach spots, such as under the nose. This design is also one of key elements in what makes our shavers so light.
Customizable Shave plates:
We offer four custom base plate levels, ranging from mild to more efficient shaving plates. You can choose the one that best suits your skin, hair type and shave routine. You can find out more about our different base plates in a blog we wrote here.
No Dead-End Holes:
Our design minimizes areas where debris can accumulate, promoting a cleaner, more hygienic shaving experience. Rinsing and keeping your razor clean takes less effort.
High Polish Finish:
Our high polish finish takes time, it requires numerous steps. No short cuts are possible. We finish our razors with a high polish finish for numerous reasons including: enhancing the corrosion resistance, less crevices for bacteria and dirt to collect and ease to clean. We talk indepth about why we choose this finish here.
Customer Testimonials and Reviews
Our customers have praised our razors, with reviews such as:
"Carbon CX Samurai: a dream came true."
"This my friends is the razor, the 'GOAT' as some would say. It does everything right, it's a work of art, and truly the last razor you will own."
"This razor has become my go-to razor that I always want to use."
"A superbly engineered precision instrument of the highest caliber."
These testimonials reflect the quality, craftsmanship, and luxury that our razors bring to your grooming routine. You can read all our reviews here.
Caring for Your Carbon Shaving Co. Razor
Minimal maintenance is required to keep your Carbon Shaving Co. razor in perfect shaving condition. As mentioned we use the highest quality grades of material, you don't need to follow these steps to make sure your razor will last, it will! These steps are more to ensure a clean, hygenic shave. We recommend the following care tips:
Rinse with Fresh Water:
After each shave, rinse your razor with fresh water to remove any shaving residue, such as shaving soap or cut hair.
A soft toothbrush, with dish soap, can be used periodically to remove any built-up debris.
Our razors are designed for longevity, and their premium materials, high-polish finish and design make them resistant to corrosion and easy to maintain. We talk in more detail about cleaning our razors here.
Availability and How to Purchase
Carbon Shaving Co. razors are exclusively available only on our website. We sell direct only, ensuring direct contact with our customers and the best possible customer support. Interested customers can purchase our luxury razors by visiting our website here. We do not distribute our razors through retail outlets, as we are committed to offering a unique, small-batch product that is both rare and exceptional. Submit your email to be notified when we finish your piece we will reach out with timing and photos for your consideration. The custom pieces take time, usually 30 days to make.
In conclusion, Carbon Shaving Co. takes pride in crafting our luxury safety razors that are a blend of precision, beauty, and functionality. Our razors are designed for the discerning gentlemen who demand the very best in their grooming routine. If you're seeking a unique, small-batch, and custom luxury product, Carbon Shaving Co. has a razor that's as exceptional as you are.
Reach out to us if you have questions or are interested here.