Like any other Straight Razor sold by The Classic Edge Shaving Store, this razor is professionally honed to "Shave Ready" by us. We do this because the standard factory edge is not sharp enough to shave with out of the box. This $35 Value is our way to show you that we are willing to take our Customer Service to the next level. After all, nothing is worse than buying a Straight Razor as a gift for a loved one and when they open the box to realize that they now have to send it away to be sharpened before they can use it.
This beautiful Straight Razor known as "Carpe Diem" is 5/8 round point that is full hollow ground with a hand crafted carbon steel blade and finished in a great satin finish with a decorative wash with the words "Carpe Diem". The scales are made of multiple woods with a reddish finish that is sealed and polished. This is a compressed and pretty dense wood handle with a canvas-like outer texture, very similar to Micarta. Swedish steel is the choice for this Straight Razor and ensures top notch quality and an edge that will last and last.
Note: Each time you have used your razor, rinse the blade with hot water. Carefully and thoroughly dry the blade and in between the scales with a piece of tissue paper before you close it. If you intend to leave your razor unused for several days, oil the blade using a mineral oil to protect the surface from moisture and humidity. To maintain a sharp cutting edge, strop regularly before shaving.