Large Japanese Straight Razor (Wa-kamisori)

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Product Description for Large Japanese Straight Razor (Wa-kamisori)

Maker: Shigeyoshi Iwasaki (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 86361
Blade length: 2.40 in.
Total length: 7.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 2.50 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.65 oz.
Description: The Wa-kamisori, Japanese straight razor, is a perfect example of the Japanese aesthetic. This razor was produced in the workshop of bladesmith Shigeyoshi Iwasaki (b. 1933), in cooperation with his apprentice Ryoichi Mizuochi. Shigeyoshi-san is the son of renowned metallurgist and sword researcher, Hiroshi Iwasaki, who is well respected as a leading authority on traditional forging techniques. Made of the finest carbon steel and fire-forged with Rentetsu iron (wrought iron), the blade is polished with natural sharpening stones. The blade bear's Iwasake's mark on the back of the blade. These razors are a source of great pleasure for collectors and users alike. Delivered in a beautiful kiri-wood case.


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