Riga Razor for GSG V.2 8/8 (17/16") Quarter Hollow Custom Straight Razors with Black Horn Scales - Shave Ready
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.
Each one of these stunning razors are made to our design specification:
Razor #1 was crafted from a special Tungsten Steel hardened to 64HRC (!). This steel requires an intensive heat treatment, including heating up the blade to 820°C and cooling in electrical oven during 17 hours to 650°C ( 10°C down per hour ) after each forging ( two times ), for stress removal and micro crack prevention .
Razor #2 in the standard Bohler R100 high carbon steel which is an extremely high quality and fine-grained steel.
Each razor blank is hand forged into shape and then hardened to 61HRC and hand ground and polished. The 8/8 blades shown here measure 1 1/16" in width with a spine thickness of 1/4".
Hand honed to a extremely sharp & smooth edge, you will find that each blade has a very thin even bevel, a testament to the fine grind quality.
The scales are also artfully hand made from black buffalo horn and highly polished. They balance finely with the blade which is held tightly and centers well between them.
We have 2 of these razors in black horn scales, you can choose your razor from the photos shown.