Nightly Knife Porn: Razor-sharp Edition

Razor sharp

On the heels of our guest post this week on the history of the shaving razor, I thought it might be fun to dive into the world of straight razors as a theme for a nightly knife porn post. Straight razors are enjoying a bit of a renaissance lately, due in part to the explosion of knifemakers searching for a niche, and the hipster proclivity to latch on to something routine like shaving and taking it to the swanky extreme. And extreme some of these are.

Leading off is the embed of the cover shot for tonight’s post. Brass knuckles and straight razors. All it needs is a doo-wop group singing in the background.

 

 

The scales, the shine, and the shot all catch my eye…

 

Mmm…Damascus…

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.⠀ More Photos at ShaveSmith.com⠀ . ⠀ Edwardian Inspired Razor – Brass, Burl, Silver, Random Pattern Damascus, Custom Straight Razor. ⠀ .⠀ Among my most difficult challenges yet, this razor pushed my skills, knowledge, and appreciation of fine razor craft. ⠀ .⠀ While designing and crafting this piece with a very kind and understanding patron, I did several iterations of sketches, and crafted both the scales and the blades twice. ⠀ .⠀ This time and care allowed me to match the two as best as possible with respect to handling, durability, and aesthetics. I wanted all the hours I poured into this razor to last a very, very long time, and pass through the hands of many happy shavers.⠀ .⠀ Burl wood is a beautiful material, with an outstanding grain pattern and structure. However, the asymmetry of the grain prevents successful thinning the wood to the sizes typical of straight razors. To combat this I reinforced the wood with brass liners. The end cap was a challenge as well, and require a special pinning process to affix this with a strong mechanical hold. ⠀ .⠀ The blade was fairly straight forward (the second time around!), and I imparted strong swoops and a longer tail to balance the boisterous character of the scales. ⠀ .⠀ Beautiful shave on this piece, and though a showstopper when you see it from afar, it’s meant for a very refined daily shave. ⠀ .⠀ A special thank you to J. – thank you for giving me the time and consideration to make this piece for you.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #shaveoftheday #wetshave #wetshaving #straightrazor #shave #grooming #gentlemen #beardlife #beards #barbershop #barberlife #menstyle #razor #custom #cutthroat #handmade #craft #bespoke #women #men #mensgrooming #barber #customstraightrazor #vintagestraightrazor #vintage #ShaveSmith #madeincolorado

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Upcycle…

 

Sweet…

 

Looks like it would be what Beetlejuice would shave with…

 

Nice, well-loved strop there…

 

Love the liners, love the camera angle…

 

Beautiful Burl Scales…

 

Elegant simplicity…

 

Work in progress…

 

Old School…

 

Doesn’t get much simpler than this…

 

Modern production blade…

 

Perspective…

 

Vintage Solingen…

 

Tight trio…

 

This is cool, how to shave, in 22 easy steps…

 

Have a great evening folks. Stay Sharp.

 

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  1. Sam L. says:

    They’re lovely!

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