J. C. Hursell Straight Razor, Ram’s HornRAZORUS.com
J.C. Hursell was a barber equipment manufacturer in Boston, USA in the end of the 19th century. Hursell straight razors that have survived to this day are extremely rare.
This J. C. Hursell Straight Razor has a very rare tapered blade, 6/8” size and has a near wedge quarter hollow grind. Tapered bladed straight razors were produced only for a short period between 1830-40s. In this context, we estimate the age of our razor to be 160-180 years. The steel is very hard, similar to German razors that can achieve high sharpness and has an aggressive shaving character. We combined the razor with sleek ram’s horn scales.
Recommended to experienced users and collectors.
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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