Folding Kamisori with Curly Maple (13/16")

Product Description for Folding Kamisori with Curly Maple (13/16")

Maker: Joe Edson (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99444
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.50 in.
Total length: 9.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.82 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 2.40 oz.
Blade: Hand forged san mai blade -- Aogami 2 (blue 2) surrounded by 22 layers of damascus
Handle: Stabilized red/green curly maple
Description: Oregon bladesmith Joe Edson specializes in straight razors and kitchen knives. His work, whether a razor or chef’s knife is truly razor sharp!
The kamisori is a Japanese style of razor that has been around before the European straight razor. The classic Japanese construction provides a perfect grip and incredible shave. Seated in your hand, it is perfectly weighted. Add this piece to your morning shave and take pride in your grooming ritual!
Joe began by forging a bar of san mai (three layer) steel. A central Aogami 2 carbon steel core is surrounded by layers of mild steel. Aogami 2, with its small crystalline size, allows for a tremendously sharp, responsive, and long lasting edge.
As is traditional for kamisori, the blade features an asymmetric grind. This allows the razor to be even sharper, with less irritation from the shave. The domed spine and choil feature filework to ensure a secure grip -- even when hands get slippery.
The folding handle draws its influence from European straight razors. It is formed from dyed and stabilized red/green maple.
We recommend using camellia oil to protect the razor from rust and oxidation.
Exceptional work throughout!

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