This striking instrument incorporates the crimson/orange brilliance of padauk with the near-black elegance of wenge in scales custom-designed to match the beautifully-restored, shave-ready, vintage blade they hold. With a unique, and slightly smaller blade than is typical, the scales of this piece had to be designed to be lighter as well to ensure this razor's balance. With the look of the blade and shape of the scales, thin layers of padauk and wenge bonded together, were the perfect choice.
Blade's tang is stamped "11, PUMA, SOLINGEN" on one side and "WEISS & HASCH, STUTTGART" on the other. It was forged in Germany and likely dates to the 1920s.
Included in this razor's design are three polished aluminum and stainless steel pins, and a padauk wedge. Razor was finished with a water-resistant teak oil treatment and is shave ready, meaning it can be used to shave without any additional honing.
5 3/4" (closed)
9 1/4" (open)
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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