Joseph Smith & Sons 3415 Straight Razor, JuniperRAZORUS.com
We know straight razors from Germany, England and Sweden are very common in the razor world. The main reason for that is the hundreds of quality razor manufacturers that were present. When it comes to English razors Joseph Smith is always mentioned. Because this company is one of the well-established and respected brands that comes to mind when it comes to old Sheffield razors. Born in 1785, Joseph Smith founded his company in 1810. “Celebrated Razor 341”5 brand was also patented this year. In the 1850s, the company changed its name to Joseph Rogers & Sons. Therefore, this Joseph Smith & Sons 3415 Straight Razor we have is about 170 years old. Straight razors of this brand are known for their quality steel and comfortable shaves.
We tidied up this near-wedge 9/16” beauty as best as we could. It has a wonderful, soft, butter-like, very comfortable steel. Typical quality Sheffield steel with easy sharpening and keen edge. Considering its historical value, we made juniper scales in the rope form, completely hand-carved. It is a proper collector's item, and you can be sure that it is much more beautiful than it looks from the photos. A straight razor that should not be missed, whether for general use or for collection purposes.
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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