It doesn't get better than this! West Coast Shaving has teamed up with Brian Twilley from Charcoal Goods to design a line of stainless steel, CNC, made-in-the-USA safety razors once again. Here's the story: Brian is an awesome guy. When we discovered his razors, we reached out to him to see how we could collaborate to create something with his artisan design at a more affordable price point. Brian was all in. So with his masters in Fine Arts, he designed some handles with some west coast inspiration,
Each razor is made through the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) process, including an individual serial number on the new base plate of these razors. These are bead blasted to match the previous CNC stainless WCS handles that we still have some inventory of. Yes, that is 303 Stainless steel. This means that every piece of the razor is made precisely to our specifications. The razors are cut down from single pieces of stainless steel instead of being cast from a liquid metal, which means the metal itself is flawless and stronger. The heads are made to the same geometry as Charcoal Goods heads and are known as a mild but efficient shaver. There was no detail spared in making this razor. It is truly a work of art.
This is a mid-aggressive head, but very smooth and forgiving. Designed for someone that would like to step up from a mild razor like a Merkur or Edwin Jagger. Overall just a touch more aggressive than the first WCS-Charcoal Goods razor that we worked on previously.
From start to finish this razor is made right in the American heartland. Even the box that it comes in is crafted in Wisconsin. The walnut and aspen box doesn't only display that razor attractively, it can even double as a travel case.
We pulled inspiration from different iconic West Coast landmarks for the design of our handles. The inspiration for this specific razor handle design came from the El Capitan rock face in Yosemite National Park.
Rising solid and stunning in central California is a valley of granite peaks and waterfalls that nearly defies description. Inspiration of photographers (Ansel Adams), naturalists (John Muir) and politicians (Teddy Roosevelt), Yosemite National Park gives its name to this solid and stunning razor handle. This squat, thick handle is great for maneuvering around a man's face.
Handle Length: 3 inches
Weight: 104.5 g