Kamisori Stainless Steel Straight Razor
This is a Kamisori stainless steel straight razor otherwise known as a Japanese straight razor. A Japanese kamisori stainless steel straight razor is typically a single piece of steel with a flat-headed blade on one end. It is made of steel hand forged and handmade using traditional blacksmith skills. So, if you’re looking for a straight razor that is the perfect personification of tradition and elegance, then you definitely ought to try a Japanese straight razor.
About the Kamisori Razors
The Kamisori stainless steel straight razor can be traced back about 800 or so, this style of razor was initially introduced to the Japanese by Korean monks. It was the Japanese however that refined it, improved it & made it extremely popular. These Korean monks used these razors to shave their heads as part of their ongoing faith. They passed the tradition onto Japanese monks. In Japan however as the Samurai era began to take hold Japanese warriors would typically use these style of razors to style their facial hair instead of shaving their heads.
This style of razor is typically ground on both sides of the blade, however the grind on each side is usually not the same. This unequal grind on each side helps provide users with an exceptionally close and clean cut angled shave. This is especially helpful if your face has areas with thicker & coarser hair. As a result you can decide which side is the best option to cut through thicker hair & then flip it for thinner & less coarse hair.
Shaving is a form of art that can be practiced to perfection with the right tools. Most users comment on its meditative properties that help quiet the mind and calm the body; both of which are extremely important when mastering the Japanese straight razor. Other than that, there is the obvious masculine feel to using any straight razor.
This is a stunning razor is made in the traditional way by Dean at DJRazors.
It is shave ready. We recommend using a strop before and after your shave.
Made in Australia