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The high-quality processed, 7/8 inch wide razor with its handle made of black sandalwood by AP Donovan in the variant RSMS-03 is a professional razor and represents a particularly exclusive way to celebrate the daily morning shave. A razor is not only a purchase for life, it also takes more than a lifetime with proper care and is often inherited even from father to son. The razor blade is the heart of every razor. In the case of this razor by AP Donovan, the blade is made of highly polished, Japanese Shiro Gami steel and, as it was centuries ago, is made in traditional style and by hand. The blade has a material hardness of up to 64 HRC Rockwell, measured on the scale C according to EN ISO 6508-1 and is therefore not only one of the hardest steel-made blades (only tungsten carbide steel would be harder), but despite its hardness at the same time pretty tough. As the hardness increases, so does the brittleness of the material. Not so with the steel used for this razor. Despite its exceptional hardness, it is sufficiently elastic to withstand bending loads without any doubt. The blade has an extreme sharpness and can of course be sharpened almost as often with a whetstone and honing agent, so a skin-friendly shave is guaranteed at any time and for decades.
The wooden handle of the razor is made in two parts and consists of sandalwood, which comes from Madagascar. The wood of the sandalwood tree has always been considered particularly resistant and robust. It smells very pleasant, is dyed in its natural yellow-brown, really hard and due to its decades of durability the perfect material for the production of handles of all kinds. The black sandalwood used for the wooden handle of the razor is ebonized, ie it has been permanently blackened with a special glaze. The wooden handle not only has a decorative function, it is also crucial for the balance of the razor when shaving. A good balance is important for proper shave handling. Here, the wooden handle made of sandalwood gratefully serves, in which he ensures perfect balance of the knife as a counterweight to the blade.
Get the value of your razor by surrounding it with the right accessories. A leather thong and a teaspoon by AP Donova are just the thing!
|Razor blade||7/8" - hollow ground|
|Razor steel||0.56% carbon; 0.4% silicon; 0.7% magnesium; 13% chromium; 0.1% vanadium and other types of steel.|
|Rockwell hardness||up to 64 HRC|