Edvin Neiström No:64 Straight Razor, Stabilized Poplar WoodRAZORUS.com
The story has it that in 1917 Edvin Neiström borrowed some money & rented a forge. He wanted to make the best straight razors. But since there were already a lot of forges, he had a hard time to get anyone to sponsor him. The competition in Eskilstuna was pretty stiff. Struggled, he made everything on each razor by himself with only the most necessary tools. With the help of his son and, eventually, one worker he made razors until his death. After his father death his son kept making straight razor until 1970, the company was folded.
Despite all his efforts, although he never become as famous as Anton Berg, Heljestrand or Törnblom, but this does not mean that Neiström razors are bad. On the contrary, this 4/8” full hollow Edvin Neiström No:64 Straight Razor model we have here has a great steel that matches the best Swedish straight razors. Extremely homogeneous, easily takes a great edge and gentle on the skin. Whatever history says, we think Neiström did a great job. We prepared these gorgeous scales from stabilized poplar wood for it.
Don't just assume it as a collectible item, it will make a great every day shaver.
Straight Razor Care Instructions
Unlike any other shaving tools, straight razors require special care. The cutting edge must be protected from impacts and contact with any hard surface. After each shave you must clean and dry your straight razor with a soft paper towel without touching the very edge and strop it to keep it sharp. You can strop on the canvas side of your strop to clean the cutting edge after each shave. Please do not try to sharpen your straight razor by yourself if you don’t have adequate honing experience, otherwise you can cause irreparable damage. You may consult our straight razor honing service. If you won’t be using your straight razor for a long time, it’s best to cover it with a thin coat of oil to keep it rust free. This is especially important for straight razors with carbon steels, as carbon steel is very prone to rust in humid conditions. Keep your straight razor in a dry place and out of children’s reach.
CAUTION: Straight razors are serious tools for experienced users who know their faces, skins, whisker types and how to lather well. They can cause serious accidents and injuries in the hands of people without enough experience. If you’re enthusiastic about traditional wet shaving but don’t have the experience needed for using a straight razor, then we recommend checking out our double edge safety razors first.
Please note; comes only as straight razor; stand image was added as reference.