Japanese Straight Razor (Wa-kamisori)
Product Description for Japanese Straight Razor (Wa-kamisori)
Maker: Shigeyoshi Iwasaki (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 86362
Blade length: 1.95 in.
Total length: 6.38 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.85 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 1.52 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.6 oz.
Description: The Wa-kamisori, Japanese straight razor, is a perfect example of the Japanese aesthetic. This razor was produced in the workshop of bladesmith Shigeyoshi Iwasaki (b. 1933), in cooperation with his apprentice Ryoichi Mizuochi. Shigeyoshi-san is the son of renowned metallurgist and sword researcher, Hiroshi Iwasaki, who is well respected as a leading authority on traditional forging techniques. Made of the finest carbon steel and fire-forged with Rentetsu iron (wrought iron), the blade is polished with natural sharpening stones. The blade bear's Iwasake's mark on the back of the blade. These razors are a source of great pleasure for collectors and users alike. Delivered in a beautiful kiri-wood case.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days