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WCS Black Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel

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Original price $144.98
Current price $101.49
  • Traditional straight razor
  • 5/8" blade for general beard growth removal
  • Elegant black handle

If you are looking to go "cut-throat" with your shave, check out West Coast Shaving's line of straight razors. For years, we've been committed to sourcing and producing exceptional men's grooming items, and now we're excited to bring you these straight razors. For over a year, we've been coordinating with the German Chamber of Commerce in the United States and the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany to find a quality manufacturer to bring you an exceptional product, right from the legendary blade making region of Solingen, Germany. Check out our WCS Black Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel.

This elegant razor is perfect for the novice just getting his feet as well as the expert looking for a great addition to his den. The blade is 5/8" which is great for general beard growth removal and clear of markings which contributes to the clean lines. The full hollow grind and carbon steel is often preferred for its audible feedback. You can hear the blade "sing" as you are getting a BBS shave. However, care must be taken in maintaining this utensil as the carbon steel can rust. Rinse with clear water after use and keep it dry. (Some would even encourage a swipe with the towel between passes.) Always store in a well-ventilated area. And as long as you are embracing the straight blade, you might as well grab a good strop and learn the art of sharpening your newly acquired steel!

The WCS logo is etched on one side of the tang and the reverse side boast "Handmade Solingen Germany" so you know you are getting a quality product. The tang and spine are oxidized for a unique black finish and the jimps on the underside of the tang provide an excellent grip. The scales are a classic black synthetic for a simple presentation. Each blade comes "shave ready" in a beautiful Black Nappa leather sheath to protect your investment.

Invest in yourself, invest in your shave, invest is a great, enduring tool.

Size: 5/8"Material: Carbon steelGrind: Full HollowScales: Black plasticMarkings: None on the blade, West Coast Shaving/Handmade Solingen Germany on tang

Made in Solingen, Germany

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4.7 Based on 7 Reviews
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Jim S.
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Best First

Hone, strop, learn... After completing a 30 day challenge with tnis razor I learned how valuable German steel is vs Chinese/Amazon cheap razers. Yes, cheap razors are cheap for a reason. We are lucky to have this inexpensive gem in our home. Out performs! Strongly recommended as a baseline razor.

West Coast Shaving WCS Black Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel ReviewWest Coast Shaving WCS Black Straight Razor, 5/8 Carbon Steel Review
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Love this razor

Ordering was easy, shipping was on time. Razor is comfortable and I received it ready to shave right after a quick strop. This razor really sings.

Oscar C.
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Fast shipping and great products.

Fast shipping and great products. Everything I ordered exceeded my expectations and I'm happy to have found West Coast Shaving!

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First Straight Razor

So I bought this because it was part of the kit. I like the razor, great weight and beautiful basic look to it. It isn't as sharp as my shavette, which was a surprise to me. I actually expected this to be slightly sharper than it was. I will be looking to have it honed very soon. I think if they offered to have a honing service on it, that it would be a great razor for beginners and advance alike. In no way am I saying this is a bad buy, I love it and still get a nice shave with it, no irritation but a little more effort than expected.

Stephen H.
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Nice but not shave ready

Good quality, weight and feel for this razor. Says it will be shave ready when ordered - and the option to have it honed shave ready is not made available at purchase. I stropped it 60 laps before shaving. But it didn't cut hairs on my face hardly at all. Same sound and effect as dragging a putty knife over one's face. I honed with compound on a balsa strop and got a good edge on it now.