T. Hessenbruch & Co. Straight Razor, Short Type, OlivewoodRAZORUS.com
T. Hessenbruch & Co. was a trading firm that operated in Pennsylvania, USA between 1873-1926. They had razors produced and imported in Germany for their own patent name. Hessenbruch razors are high quality and popular razors.
Our T. Hessenbruch & Co. Straight Razor is a 5/8” size, extra hollow ground model which we modified to be a short type (52mm). It is re-ground and has a very high quality steel that reaches high sharpness. This razor is very agile with its short length and allows precise shaping with our special tip design. Although it has some light traces of corrosion in a few spots due to its 100-year age, it has turned out to be an extremely handsome, portable straight razor with the two-tone olive wood scales.
We recommend this extra hollow model especially to our razor enthusiast friends with thin beards who use partial beards.
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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