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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 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 and ability...


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...


CarbonShavingCo - The Design Evolution

CarbonShavingCo - The Design Evolution

The CarbonShavingCo philosophy and goal is to pay homage to great designs of the past while utilizing modern craftsmanship and materials. Our safety razors are made in small batches, we do not mass produce these. Periodically we make limited edition pieces and limited runs of products. This allows for personal craftsmanship which takes time and dedication as each shaver is finished, machined and inspected carefully to meet our high standards.

The inspiration of our safety razor in the wet shaving industry comes from a number of sources including vintage safety razors, single blade razors, shaving brushes, razor builds, and cut...


The Safety Razor and its origin

The Safety Razor and its origin

A long time ago, before razors came into the world of shaving, the use of two shells was used to pull out the hair from your face - It was not the best of experiences by a long stretch! Not only was the method crude, but epilation(or removal of the hair root) on the face was extremely painful. It was only the elite that could afford the shaving experience, this was said to allow them to stand out in society. It is a wonderful thing we have evolved from this method to today's choices - but even today some methods...