Kikuboshi Frameback Straight Razor, Palisander WoodRAZORUS.com
Our first European-style Japanese razor to enter our inventory is a Kikuboshi. A brand with its origins dating back a century. The Kikuboshi name began in Tokyo in 1924 as the Takehana brand. One of the first companies to sell European products in Japan, the brand changed its name to Kikuboshi in 1941. These razors, which are very difficult to find in Turkey, are also very rare in the world. Especially this type of frameback models are very old versions that are even rarer. Kikuboshi is a well-respected Japanese razor manufacturer.
We presume that our 5/8” Kikuboshi Frameback Straight Razor is one of the first productions of the brand dating back to 1940’s. The frame of the razor is also made of steel unlike European frameback razors. It has a very hard steel which will test your honing stones ability and can get to very high sharpness if you wish. For this model, which is in above-average condition for its 80-year-old age, we prepared scales from Indian rosewood, embedding its original logo and finished to a shine.
We recommend this rare and special straight razor to experienced razor 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.
Please note; comes only as straight razor; stand image was added as reference.