How do I start this review, I guess buy saying WOW. I have a few razors in my collection. A couple high end ones as well. I have used this razor a few times now and each time I am just amazed at the shave I get from this razor. It is a mid aggressive razor with phenomenal feedback, just enough blade feel and smoothness to sometimes wonder at times if there is even a a blade in it. This razor is a perfectly balanced as well. All I can say is out of all my razors I am always reaching for this one. If you have thought about getting this razor but for some reason you haven’t pulled the trigger. Let me just say, what are you waiting for... go ahead and pull that trigger with confidence. Sean has great customer service and a great product. 😉

John b - Feb. 13 2020



I've shaved with this razor (face/head) around 7-8 times and every time I get done with my shaves, I think WOW! I didn't think there could be a perfect razor, but the CX-316L is the closest I've come to one. The perfect amount of blade feel, but not aggressive (it's definitely a mid-aggressive razor). Before I got the razor, I thought I was going to have a problem with the R2 handle, but it's probably one of the best handles I've used. Since getting the razor, I've gotten perfect shaves and my skin looks amazing! Carbon Shaving Co first caught my eye because it's a Minnesota company and I thought how cool it was to have a local artisan in the State I lived in, but Sean knows his stuff! He offers amazing customer service and creates razors that meet his standards. I've been fortunate enough to own or try some pretty high end razors and the Carbon razor is definitely in my top 3, if not my number 1! You can buy with confidence from Sean! You will not be disappointed!

Nate B - Feb. 03 2020



Cx-316L: A perfect daily driver

The Cx-316L with R2 handle just arrived recently. Fit and finish are extremely good. First shave with a Feather blade provided a damn fine shave. Yes, the razor is on the more expensive side but I appreciate that it‘s an artisan shavegear fully designed and made in the US. It‘s well worth the price. The razor stand is a nice compliment to the razor. Furthermore I have to mention the great customer service from Sean. It‘s very much appreciated. If you're looking for a high end DE razor that will last forever providing an excellent performance,  the Cx-316L is the one to go for.

Sven - Jan. 13 2020



Decade long search finally over....

After trying hundreds of razors over the last decade, the Cx-316L arrived at my door. After the first use, I looked in the mirror and said to myself “this is impossible.....” The first shave with this razor led to the best shave of my life. Subsequent shaves produced the same result. I couldn’t believe it. The original R1 handle is remarkably well balanced and very comfortable. The titanium handle is the perfect weight and a joy to look at and use. The slim profile of the head is utter perfection.

For the last several months, the Cx-316L has been the only razor I have reached for, and quite frankly, I don’t see this changing. Ever. My search for the exit razor has ended.

Bravo, Sean.

Chris - Nov. 27 2019


30 Day review

It has been 30 days since I received my razor. I have shaved with it about 15 times and each time I grow to like it more and more. The razor itself is astonishing, it is designed very well. The handle design, I found makes it super easy to shave up the face and the thin design of the head makes it easy to get a close shave under the nose. The packaging when I received the razor was great. I highly recommend this product to anyone that is looking for a great heirloom razor. I will definitely be using this razor for a long time to come.

Matthew - Sep. 08 2019



Had my first shave with this razor today. Truly a work of art, perfectly balanced and exceptionally smooth shaving experience. Sits between R41 and R89 in term of aggressiveness. On top of this, customer service is second to none.


Add this to the growing list of exceptional U.S. made heritage brands that are proving there is a market for outstanding quality in a disposable world. The fit and finish of this razor are as great as the pictures show, but the real headline here is the quality of shave. I actually received this razor as a gift and with it being my first to not have 3-6 blades I was a little skeptical as to how practical it would be, boy was I wrong. I get virtually the exact same quality of cut with this razor as I did with my old expensive cartridges. Overall I’m super happy with this razor and I’m looking forward to what else Carbon has in store.