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Beautiful straight razor

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The kind of straight razor that makes you want to take up that sort of shaving:

Straight razor

TIM ZOWADA CUSTOM DAMASCUS 7/8″ IN EBONY SCALES

This beautiful 7/8″ straight razor with a slight Spanish Point is made from his hand forged Damascus Steel. A true work of art from the steel to the 1 piece Ebony scales. Comes in a Jewelry quality box.

Zowada Damascus steel is a mixture of 60% O-1 tool steel and 40% L-6 Tool steel. The combination of two tool steels yields a high carbon damascus having a uniform carbon content of 0.84%. This steel will harden to 65 HRC in oil and is especially well suited for salt bath martempering.

Written by LeisureGuy

21 January 2013 at 5:07 pm

Posted in Art, Shaving

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  1. Zowada or any of the super high end custom str8s are the pinnacle of shaving. I haven’t even begun to go that deep into this hobby due to current income limitations, but obviously a few have. I only have a basic TI, used a basic Dovo. I always wanted one of those one day, especially the damascus steel and abolone scales. Just beautiful. Somebody said it is like shaving with a piece of art. I’ve heard that the hart razors (made with Zowada apprentices) will shave as good as anything out there without paying for all the flashy add on-s.

    Mantic took up str8 shaving recently in coordination with Lynn Abrams. My double edge is faster and more comfortable and more efficient, but admittedly it is not as fun to use as a straight. I keep my straight around only when I get the urge “which I occasionally do” to use it. It also gives me better feedback on creams and soaps.

    J Dogg

    21 January 2013 at 6:32 pm

  2. Gosh, just talking about straights has given me the urge again. Can’t resist. I think I’ll pull out for tomorrows shave… Hehe

    J Dogg

    21 January 2013 at 6:34 pm

  3. I prefer Ali’s Blade design.

    On Youtube :

    LeGaulois

    22 January 2013 at 12:37 pm

  4. Very nice indeed.

    LeisureGuy

    22 January 2013 at 12:48 pm


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