Riga Razor 7/8 & 8/8 Fancy Grind Hand Forged Quarter Hollow Custom Straight Razors with Black Horn & Mammoth Ivory Scales
Master craftsman Sergejs Illarionovs in Riga Latvia hand makes some of the most attractive and exactingly well-crafted custom razors currently available. Using traditional methods like hand forging and freehand grinding, each razor is truly a work of art that shaves as beautifully as it looks. These are razors that you will cherish for a lifetime.
These stunning razors' blades were made using Bohler R100 high carbon steel which is an extremely high quality and fine-grained steel. Each razor blank is hand forged into shape starting from round bar stock and then hardened to 61HRC and hand ground and polished. Both razors have a spine thickness of around 1/4". Finally, this signature blade shape has been ground under the spine with a small wheel giving this blade an extra hollow and extraordinary look.
Hand honed to a extremely sharp & smooth Shave Ready edge, you will find that this blade has a very thin even bevel, a testament to the fine grind quality.
The scales are also artfully hand made and highly polished. They balance finely with the blade which is held tightly and centers well between them.
Razor # 1 has a 7/8 blade (exactly 7/8" wide) with gorgeous and rare cream colored mammoth ivory scales with a black horn spacer wedge. Pulled from the Siberian permafrost, these over 15,000 year old fossil tusks are the pinnacle of beauty and rarity.
Razor # 2 has a 8/8 blade (exactly 1" wide) with handsome black buffalo horn scales.