F.W. Soderen & Co. Frameback Straight Razor, PalisanderRAZORUS.com
Frans Walfrid Söderén started making straight razors in Eskilstuna, Sweden in 1872 and continued until he died in 1920. His wife continued under the name of M. Soderen & Co. The company was active until 1955. It was a small family business mainly employing his wife and two sons.
F.W Söderén is one of the few razor-makers from Eskilstuna that really stands out. The company was awarded prizes in Philadelphia 1876, Eskilstuna 1878 and Copenhagen 1888. Soderen framebacks are knowns as sports-car of the Swedish straights by the enthusiasts.
We have a F.W. Söderén & Co Frameback Steel Razor measures 5/8”. Produced in the late the 1800s, this antique straight razor has a very high quality and comfortable steel. The steel takes a keen edge easily on the stone and responds well to the strop. We have prepared very stylish matte handles from Indian rosewood (Palisander) for this rare model.
We recommend this straight razor to be honed with tape on spine. Suited for experienced straight razor users.
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.
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