Here is a special model that you won’t find anywhere in terms of craftsmanship. A huge silver-steel Tuckmar, with some very special scales.
Tuckmar, one of the patented brands of Tuckmantel & Martin company of Solingen, is a well-known and valued brand. Quality wise Tuckmars are in the same league with brands such as Dovo, Ern, and Henckels. They are very characteristic German straight razors in terms of structure. Generally thick, wide, heavy and with hard, crisp steels.
This Tückmantel & Martin Tuckmar 157 Straight Razor that we have listed is a 13/16” size, full hollow straight razor. It is just a little bit used and in very good condition. We made aesthetic scales from Ovangkol wood from Africa with similar characteristics to this model, which has a strong and tough stature. This Tuckmar has that typical German steel, hard and crisp. Brush finished we recommend this razor if you like the crisp sound whiskers being cut when shaving and are interested in large straight razors.
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.