Description: Shaving with a straight razor is a time honored tradition that scores of modern men are rediscovering. The problem is, learning to shave with it is only part of the battle. Honing and stropping a perfect edge is an entire other art, and if you don't do that well, even the best shaving skills won't save your face.
Instead many men are opting for the changeable-blade razors that most barbers use in the shop. You can get a cheap plastic-handled razor for about $10, but the quality, weight, distribution of that weight, and hold on the blade make the difference between a decent shave and a great one.
In the middle of the road is this razor, crafted by a dude named Ricky to be the changeable-blade razor that makes barbers swoon. You can change out a perfect blade for each shave with a razor that handles like a conventional, fits many types of blades, and even has a bit of magnetization to grip that blade firmly in place.
Available in Nickel (slightly frosted), Chrome (light and bright) and Brandy (wine-colored) handle finishes.
Brand: Hailing from sunny California, these razors were crafted by Irving Barber Company specifically with barbers in mind, are used by all of the barbers in our shop, and are some of the finest razors we have ever handled. Barber approved.
Directions: Far more elaborate than should be explained here, but if you're thinking of buying this, you likely already know how to shave.