IWASAKI Japanese Style Razor 60mm Sweden Steel Blade
About This Item
IWASAKI RAZOR Japanese Style Razor 60mm Sweden Steel Blade with Japanese wisteria handle in paulownia wood box.
IWASAKI RAZOR--- Sanjo Seisakujo was established by Mr. Shigeyoshi Iwasaki's father, Mr. Kousuke Iwasaki who is a very famous researcher for authentic Japanese sword and revival. His life is deeply related with Japanese sword. He wanted revival Tamahagane which is the steel used for Japanese sword that is NO.1 steel in the world for blade to Japanese sword. He wanted to research old national treasure swords, and concealed documentations, so he went to Tokyo University which is NO.1 difficult school to enter in Japan, and got bachelor's degree with literature and maser degree. Actually, he researched national class of treasure swords and concealed documentations, and then he went to the same school again NO.1 in Japan with engineering major in metallography. He got bachelorfs science and master degree with metallography too.
He graduated two major bachelor and master for just wanted to be true his dream that makes Japanese sword (Tamahagane blade).
He also became apprentice for Japanese sword blacksmith and Japanese sword whet master.
Then he established Sanjo Seisakujo which makes world famous Iwasaki Razor. He had kept on research steel for blade, and he has influenced a lot to Sanjo steel or cutely industry in Nigata, Japan, and has also influenced to steel industry in Japan a lot.
This razorfs blade is not Tamahagane. Tamahagane is very hard to get it, and it is not produced good enough amount for product line.
The blade is high quality Sweden steel blade. I have heard it is from old Sweden Sandvik steel. It is like white I steel. It is so amazing what is super sharp. Japanese wisteria is wrap around the handle. It is in a fancy paulownia wood box. Regular 50mm blade is called Ichogake by Iwasaki Razor, And this larger 60mm Blade is called Nichogake by Iwasaki Razor. Hanchogake(half,45mm) is for shaving face of ladies. Ichogake (one, 50mm)is for shaving beard and mustache. Nichogake (two, 60mm)is for shaving head.
The blade length: 60mm (2 3/8 inch) The total length of the razor: 180mm (7 inch) The backside of the thickest part of the blade: 5mm (1/4h) The total weight of the razor: 2.4oz.