IWASAKI RAZOR Japanese Style Razor 45mm Swedish Steel Blade
About This Item
Vintage IWASAKI 45mm Swedish Steel Blade with Japanese Wisteria Handle in a Paulownia Wood Box.
IWASAKI RAZOR--- Sanjo Seisakujo was established by Mr. Shigeyoshi Iwasaki's father, Mr. Kousuke Iwasaki who is a very famous researcher to be revival high quality Japanese sword and he was also blacksmith.
His life is deeply related with Japanese sword. He wanted revival Tamahagane which is the steel used for Japanese sword that is NO.1 pure carbon steel in the world.
He wanted to research old national treasure swords, and concealed documentations, so he went to Tokyo University which is NO.1 school in Japan, and got bachelor's degree with literature and maser degree. Eventually, 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 bachelor degree in science and master degree with metallography too.
He graduated two major bachelor and master degrees for just wanted to come true his dream to make 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 industry in Nigata, Japan, and has also influenced to steel industry in Japan a lot.
The 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 Swedish pure carbon steel. It is not ordinary Swedish pure carbon steel.
The blade length: 45mm (1 3/4inch) The total length of the razor: 150mm (6 inch) The backside of the thickest part of the blade: 5mm (3/16 inch) The total weight of the razor: 1.3oz. The width from the blade edge to the spine: 20mm (3/4 inch)