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Titanium Damascus Safety Razors – "Damtanium"

Titanium Damascus Safety Razors – "Damtanium"

What is Titanium Damascus?

We use a Titanium Damascus that is called Damtanium for our safety razors, it is made of 2 different grades of titanium, grade 2 titanium, and grade 5 titanium. Using a process similar to how we have our Stainless Damascus forged, layers of alternating titanium grades are fused and forged together with pressure and heat. Forging temperatures reach about 1500 degrees F...interesting but our Titanium is forged with higher pressures and lower temperatures then Damascus steel. The temperature, like with Mokume forging needs to be very carefully controlled.

Grade 2 titanium is considered “commercially pure” Titanium...


Cx Safety Razor vs. the Razor market

Cx Safety Razor vs. the Razor market

Carbon Shaving Co Design Philosophy

This blog might get a little long, but I wanted to write in more detail about what makes our high-quality Carbon Razor special and what we do with the design to make us competitively different. I will attempt to do this in 2 sections. In the first section, we will compare how we are different from plastic disposable razors and in the second section, we will compare ourselves to other safety razors in the market. We are biased, but I will try to bring into the conversation some of the comments our customers have said...


Titanium in Safety Razors

Titanium in Safety Razors

Why are Safety Razors Made with Titanium?

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 for a number of reasons including:

It is extremely corrosion resistant, almost as much as platinum

We use Titanium wire to dip our Stainless Steel Damascus in Muratic and Ferric acid during etching. It is frequently used in the military applications in hostile environments

It has one of the highest strength to weight ratio of any metal.

It weighs about...


The Copper Safety Razor

The Copper Safety Razor

Limited Edition Copper Safety Razor

We only make our razors in small batches...our copper collection is no exception, in fact 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 have only made a few versions of these releases in addition to a few custom pieces for our customers. We change the design on our copper safety razors periodically.

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...


Damascus Steel Safety Razor and its origins

Damascus Steel Safety Razor and its origins

The history of Damascus steel

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 Persian 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 the city of Damascus but also the early patterns on the steel surface were also compared to a "watered" pattern and are sometimes referred to as watered steel.

Regardless this...