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Review Custom Straight Razor from ShaveSmith

Discussion in 'Razors, Scissors, & Personal Grooming' started by H0kieengineer, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. H0kieengineer

    H0kieengineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 24, 2017
    A few weeks ago I recieved my custom straight razor from Christopher of ShaveSmith. I love the razor, and Christopher is a great guy and I wanted to share it with you guys so that you will check out him out.


    The scales are forged Ti and the quarter hollow ground, 8/8 blade is made of CPM M4! Christopher normally works in handmade Damascus or high carbon steel, but I requested M4 and he obliged me. According to him, it took 3 times as long to grind the blade as it normally does. Christopher names it Titan, seems fitting.


    It is a beautiful razor and makes my vintage blade look small be comparison.

    Ordering from Christopher was fantastic, he is super easy to talk to and can take a few ideas and a conversation and make nothing short of art. The scales are originally going to be plain Ti, with a red G10 wedge. Christopher suggested to go with forged Ti, since I mentioned that I work in a steel mill, to give a rougher look. The G10 would have been distracting, so he used a brass tube instead.


    Please go check out his website. He makes all kinds of beautiful razors, both folding and kamisoris, and has a whole gallery of his work. He is a great guy who deserves to be recognized.
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2018
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  2. eKretz


    Aug 30, 2009
    I made a razor from HSS myself once. It is indeed a bitch to grind. One benefit is that even coarse abrasives leave a pretty decent smooth-feeling finish.
  3. H0kieengineer

    H0kieengineer Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 24, 2017
    Shaves great, even if its a bit overkill

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