Care instructions for razors - Correct razor care

Care instructions for razors - Correct razor care

You are the proud owner of a razor and would like to enjoy it for a long time? Then you are exactly right here. Our care instructions for razors will tell you in detail everything you need to know about the proper care of your stylish accessories.

Your razor and you: a knot for life

The relationship between a man and his razor can be compared to true friendship or a love relationship: both must be nurtured. If you treat your razor well, it will accompany you for a lifetime and in theory, even your grandchildren can still shave it. It is one of the few things in life that are absolutely personal possessions. Meaning, your own face is the only one your razor should ever have contact with.

Maintain the razor blade

As a rule, the blade of a razor is made of non-rusting carbon steel or high-alloyed stainless steel called "rosttrag". Where rusting does not mean that the proper care for these knives is unnecessary. If you are wondering why razor blades are not made of stainless metal, the proverbial razor sharpness can only be achieved with very hard steels that unfortunately are not immune to rust.

Your razor will inevitably come into contact with water during shaving. To prevent water marks or even rust on the blade, you should carefully pat the blade with an absorbent cloth after each use. Before that, of course, you must rinse off any remaining shaving cream or shaving oil thoroughly under running cold water.

Maintain the razor handle

Normally, three different materials are used in the production of razor handles (depending on the manufacturer): wood, plastic or metal. Occasionally even older razors are to be found, whose handles are made of mother of pearl. If you have such an old sweetheart: never let fall on the tiles in the bathroom, mother-of-pearl splinters easily. No matter which material your razor handles are made of, the same thing applies to proper care as to the blade: rinse thoroughly after use and then dab dry. For hard to reach places you can also use a cotton swab. Care enthusiasts distribute with the cold air stage of the hair dryer even the last remaining moisture.

How do I store my razor correctly?

It is safety first! As much as you would like to present your new razor to all the world, never leave it lying around in the bathroom. Not only children are curious. You know best how sharp the blade is and how easily you can hurt yourself. In windowless bathrooms, there is often a high level of humidity and your razor will inevitably rust in such a climate. Therefore, you should choose for storage as dry as possible (and safe!) Place. The wooden storage boxes of the AP Donovan razors are decorated with a hole carving, preventing any moisture build-up inside.

If you do not want or can not use your razor for a long time, you should protect the blade with a few drops of moisture. Weapon oil (Ballistol) or acid-free special oils from specialist retailers are ideally suited for this.

How do I remove my razor on the leather strap?

The regular removal of the razor on the leather belt is one of the care of the blade. At the cutting edge of the blade (experts call it the "wate") the blade steel is extremely thin. On contact with the hard whiskers, microscopic burrs are created here, which in the resting phase of the knife partially self-erect. The remaining burrs are removed before shaving by pulling on the leather straps and the blade retains its shaving sharpness. An illustrated instruction can be found here: For guidance

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Published : 12/6/2017 07:35:51