This beautiful 8/8" razor has a gentle smile and a near wedge ground blade, thus allowing a very gentle cut and a clean shave. It has a prominent French(Schorkopf) point and a wonderful decorated spine. All outlines as well as the tang are mirror polished. The hollow ground is a fine satin finish.
Since black and white ebony is a very rare wood and its patterns are very manifold, every pair of scales is a unique piece of art made by nature. Two different grades are available. One dark, with a very fine texture, which is very noble and another bicolor grade, which is coarse textured and has a more vivid look. The scales are polished and treated with natural carnauba wax.
As for all models, the bulls eyes and the turned hourglass shaped spacer are made of stainless steel, while the pinning is made with sterling silver. Serrations on the top and bottom of the tang guarantee a good handling of the heavy blade.
A small one-man manufacturer, located in Austria, produces these straight razors for Esbjerg. As the base product for these unique razors he uses dropforged blade blanks made in Solingen, Germany. The blanks are made of finest silver steel (DIN 1.2210) hardened to 61-62hrc and bearing Steel (DIN 1.3505) hardened to 62hrc. Different then many other manufacturers, the blanks are not mass produced, but forged in a protected design exclusively by him. For achieving an optimal hardening result and to guarantee the finest possible grain, thus allowing the smoothest possible shave, every single blade is heat treated on its own in a digital controlled furnace.
The scales are hand made from the highest quality hardwoods and are meticulously selected. Only the best quality is used for the production.
Even the rivets as well as the hourglass shaped spacer, both made of stainless steel, are custom built and exclusively used for these razors. The pinning is made with a 2mm thick Sterling Silver wire. As final step each pin is carefully polished.
The razors are delivered shave ready and honed by the craftsman.