Unique Restored Purpleheart Straight Razor with Shave Ready Vintage Blade


With a shape reminiscent of an owl - or maybe a guitar depending on how you hold it - this amazing piece has been designed with a totally unique shape and handcrafted from exotic purpleheart hardwood. Crafted with balance in mind and retro flair front-and-center, this razor is one you'll be delighted to use every morning and show off as often as you can.

A vintage Shumate Cutlery blade was chosen to complement the unusual scales this razor sports. The tang is stamped with "SHUMATE" on one side and "MADE IN U.S.A." on the other. The Shumate Cutlery Corp. was located in St. Louis, Missouri from 1920 to 1932, although it was founded in Austin, Texas around 1884. This blade likely dates to the company's St. Louis days and was probably originally sold in the early 30s.

This razor is shave ready, meaning it can be used to shave immediately without the need for any additional sharpening. This design incorporates three polished stainless steel and aluminum pins. Wedge is ebony and scales were finished with a water-resistant teak oil treatment.


6 1/4" (closed)
9 5/8" (open)



Edge Length:
2 3/4"

Blade Width:

Half Hollow

This razor has been honed to a shave-ready state by a professional honemeister using an 8-step progression:

1. 220 grit Norton Water Stone
2. 1000 grit Norton Water Stone
3. 4000 grit Norton Water Stone
4. 6000 grit Japanese Water Stone
5. 8000 grit Japanese Water Stone
6. 12000 grit Japanese Water Stone
7. 3 micron diamond paste on balsa wood
8. 1 micron diamond paste on balsa wood

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