Iwasaki Tamahagane Rare Vintage Hand Forged 18Mm Width Japanese Kamisori Razor - Restored & Honed
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Iwasaki Tamahagane Rare Vintage Hand Forged 18Mm Width Japanese Kamisori Razor - Restored & Honed Iwasaki Tamahagane Rare Vintage Hand Forged 18Mm Width Japanese Kamisori Razor - Restored & Honed Iwasaki Tamahagane Rare Vintage Hand Forged 18Mm Width Japanese Kamisori Razor - Restored & Honed Iwasaki Tamahagane Rare Vintage Hand Forged 18Mm Width Japanese Kamisori Razor - Restored & Honed Iwasaki Tamahagane Rare Vintage Hand Forged 18Mm Width Japanese Kamisori Razor - Restored & Honed Iwasaki Tamahagane Rare Vintage Hand Forged 18Mm Width Japanese Kamisori Razor - Restored & Honed Iwasaki Tamahagane Rare Vintage Hand Forged 18Mm Width Japanese Kamisori Razor - Restored & Honed Iwasaki Tamahagane Rare Vintage Hand Forged 18Mm Width Japanese Kamisori Razor - Restored & Honed Iwasaki Tamahagane Rare Vintage Hand Forged 18Mm Width Japanese Kamisori Razor - Restored & Honed Iwasaki Tamahagane Rare Vintage Hand Forged 18Mm Width Japanese Kamisori Razor - Restored & Honed Iwasaki Tamahagane Rare Vintage Hand Forged 18Mm Width Japanese Kamisori Razor - Restored & Honed

Iwasaki Tamahagane Rare Vintage Hand Forged 18mm Width Japanese Kamisori Razor - Restored & Honed - Shave Ready

$999.00 USD


Razor Specifics:
Age Range: Mid-1900s
Manufacturer: almost certainly made by Iwasaki-san, unlike current models made by Mizuochi-san.
Restoration: Lightly restored- The Omote (non-stamped) side of the blade was VERY lightly reground to remove all honing wear, the handle was touched up with black oxide treatment and finally honed to shaving sharpness on Japanese synthetic and natural hones (all in-house by GSG founder Matt W.)
Blade
Material: Hard Tamahagane forge welded to softer iron backing
Dimensions: 18mm wide from edge to top of spine at the widest point, 45mm cutting edge, 150mm overall length
Grind: Typical asymmetrical Kamisori grind
Hone Wear: very little, careful regrinding has left the razor with a very thin bevel
Tip: Muted square tip
Finishes: like original
Condition: Excellent, only some very light blemishes remaining in the steel
Shave ready: Yes, freshly honed with tape on the spine, stropped and sanitized, fully ready to shave
About our restoration and honing process
Each one of our restored razors is brought back to life with a passion and attention to detail like it would be an addition to our own collection or user rotation. Many years of restoration experience and hundreds of restored razors sold around the world have refined our processes, but each razor is still given the time and individual attention it needs. Our vintage razors undergo dozens of steps involving blade unpinning (where necessarily) metal grinding/sanding with a range of different diameter and hardness wheels with various grits of abrasive and polishes. Scales are straightened and repaired when necessary, wet sanded and polishing. After the razor’s cosmetic and functional repairs are completed, a multistep honing process using a range of synthetic and natural sharpening stones is used to bring each razor back to keen and comfortable shaving sharpness. Finally stropping is performed on one of our cordovan leather strops and the blade is sanitized in Barbicide hospital-grade disinfectant. If for any reason you are not satisfied with our restored razors, please contact us to discuss return options. Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal.

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