The Blade: With its mirror-like, polished finish, this 5/8" blade has a quarter hollow grind, a round point and jimps on the underside of the tang.
Choose your Custom Scale: Whether you choose the refined sophistication of a quality resin scale or the Old World allure of a premium hardwood scale, the choice is all yours. Replacement scales are also sold separately and can easily be swapped out.
Choose your Sheath: Our silicon infused cotton sheaths wick away moisture to keep the most forgetful razor collector from ruining his prized possession. Or choose the handsome deerskin sheath that will season with age and protect your razor for a lifetime. Either will be good for home storage or travel.
Each Hart razor comes with its own storage box, a hex wrench, care instructions and a sheath of your choice. For everyday use, apply Classic Brand razor oil; for long term storage we recommend Sentry Solutions Tuf-Glide w/Precision Applicator.
What is different about Hart Steel razors? In the spirit of American cottage industry our razors are created by Artisan Technicians (AT). One AT from start to finish has hand-ground, marked, sharpened and assembled each razor. You'll find the AT's personalized mark proudly stamped on each razor to indicate his craftsmanship and the maker’s assurance of quality.
Our steel is tested at a Rockwell hardness of 62 – 63, giving your razor the sharpest and most long-lasting edge possible. The one-piece scales have a simple elegance and are extremely durable while providing an excellent balance to the razor's edge. The scales are attached by a hex screw so the user can easily tighten or loosen to his preference as well as re-scale the razor. The addition of hand carved file jimps on the inside edge of the blade's tang provide extra grip and control while shaving.
The Hart Steel blades are made from 0-1 tool steel, never old forgings or “mystery metal”. The blades are surface-ground before and after heat-treating in a molten salt bath. The salt protects the blades from decarbonization and oxidation. The blades are then frozen in liquid nitrogen, which assures dimensional stability. Each blade is triple-tempered for a final hardness of 62 – 63 HRC, and finish-honed on a vintage Escher hone and hand-stropped. Every blade is “shave ready” right out of the box.
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This beautiful 5/8 blade is a wonderful instrument. I like the size and the modern scales and hex nut are simple, effective and handsome.
Beauty in this case is the result of quality materials and artisan workmanship. The resulting blade is extremely effective. Out of the box it performed as well as my European Carbon Steel blades from Thiers and Solingen. I have just honed it on a diamond embedded flat plate and finished by repeated stropping on felt with Boron then felt with Chromium Dioxide then plain felt and finally leather. Wow. What a superb edge.
For a top quality straight razor: this is it. Add one to your rotation.