Japanese Straight Razor (Wa-kamisori), 155mm - LEFT HANDED

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Product Description for Japanese Straight Razor (Wa-kamisori), 155mm - LEFT HANDED

Maker: Kanenaga (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $274.95 Saving: $40.05
Item num: 110504
Blade length: 2.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.00 in.
Total length: 6.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.77 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 1.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 2.6 oz.
Blade: Hand forged Yellow #2 carbon steel, Hrc 60
Handle: Tomaki (rattan wrap)
Description: Shaving can be a drudgery or an indulgence. For the best shaving experience, you should consider trying a Kamisori, the traditional Japanese straight razor. After your first use, you will never forget it! Although the close shave of this straight razor is unparalleled, it does take some time and practice to achieve perfection. Although it may be difficult at first, with practice and patience, the Japanese straight razor is easy to master.
The long history of Japanese straight razors can be traced back over 1,400 years. The razor was originally used to shave monks' heads during rituals. In the Middle Ages, they were used to shave the heads of warriors.
Although Japanese razors are sharpened on both sides like Western razors, they are not symmetrical. One side is flat-concave and called "Ura" and the other is oblique-concave and called "Omote".
This Wa-kamisori, Japanese straight razor, is a perfect example of the Japanese aesthetic. It was created by Miki bladesmith Kanenaga, using traditional techniques passed down for generations. This is a rare LEFT-HANDED kamisori.
The blade features a hand forged Yasuki yellow #2 carbon steel cutting edge for an exceptionally kean, long lasting edge, that is also fairly easy to sharpen.
The handle features a rattan wrapping (tomaki) for a secure grip.
These razors are a source of great pleasure for collectors and users alike. Delivered in a kiriwood case.
Made in Japan.

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