Fried Wilh Engels

NOS Fried Wilh Engels 8/8 R.H. Straight Razor

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Please note: With any Shaving Antiques there are no returns.  Once the razor is honed or used it is no longer New Old Stock. As a small family run business we could not recover the cost. These type of Antiques are more for collectability and will gain value over time. So we ask that you take your time before making such an important decision and look over the pictures carefully.  Also note that this does not mean you are left out in the cold with no support!  We stand behind our products, which means if you have problems down the road, we will go out of our way to help you if you drop your razor, or lose a pin.  But if you plan to shave with such a rare and irreplaceable piece of Art... Well we respect your choice, and would love to hear about it

The 8/8 Extra Full Hollow Ground, Swedish High Carbon Steel blade boasted by the Fried Wilh Engels 8/8 R.H. features a near-mirror bright satin finish, a round point, and a 1 1/8 inch blade width. 

Razors with blades over 7/8 are considered Choppers, and the Fried Wilh Engels is a perfect example of the extreme, larger sized choppers that were often produced under this category. 

While its impressive size makes this razor extraordinary, what truly differentiates it from other choppers is its almost unbelievably paper-thin blade, extreme craftsmanship, and eye-catching appearance; making it a genuinely formidable addition to any straight razor collection. 

In fact, the blade on this razor is so impressive that, if you choose to shave with it, you shouldn't be surprised if you find yourself looking in the mirror just to make sure you shaved; it's that smooth!

Comes with the original coffin box, packaging, and original factory edge. Like any high-end collectible, we ask that you advise us on whether you would like the original factory edge, or made to be completely "Shave Ready" 

If you entrust to us this special privilege, like all other straight razors leaving the Classic Edge, we will take great care to ensure this edge is perfect in every way. As always, a final polishing will be done after honing, to give this razor the remarkable shine it had the day it came out of the factory.

Like any other razor sold by The Classic Edge Shaving Store, this razor is professionally honed to "shave ready" by Phil. This $25 Value is our way of showing 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, only for them to open the box and realize that they now have to send it away to be sharpened before they can use it. Also included is a free follow up honing that can be used once your razor is in need of a fresh edge.

Please allow a minimum of at least 2-3 business days for us to prepare your Straight Razor, as this is not a product that you buy just anywhere. It needs special attention to detail as it will come in contact with your skin, and must be sanitized and polished before being coated with Renaissance Wax. This careful and considerate attention to each razor is the difference between a shaving store that will rush your razor out the next morning, and our own Artisan-owned shaving store that is nothing less than extreme when it comes to making their clients 100% satisfied. It's our job to ensure that your experience is perfect. We cannot thank you enough for visiting our website, and we hope you have a great day.

Note: When you receive the razor for the first time, carefully take it out of the box and remove the oil with a piece of tissue. The razor has already been stropped and it completely "Shave Ready", so go ahead and shave! You will get 2 shaves before needing to strop (depending on how aggressive your beard growth is. Each time you have used your razor, rinse the blade with hot tap water. Carefully and thoroughly dry the blade and in between the scales with a piece of tissue paper before you close it. We recommend to oil your razor after every use. To maintain a sharp cutting edge, strop regularly prior to shaving.

Grind: Extra Full Hollow

Blade Width: 8/8

Point: Round

Metal: Swedish High Carbon Steel

Handle: Black Celluloid 

Country: Solingen, Germany

Year: 1950-1955

Brand:  Fried Wilh Engels 

Note: Made "Shave Ready" at no extra charge