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A razor this fine deserves a top-quality shave brush. Invest in the best with a “Best Badger” Shave Brush from Baxter.

Baxter of California

Birchbox Breakdown

Like an heirloom pipe, or a gunslinger’s pistol, some items transcend their materials to become something that borders on sacred. “Not a Replica” is one of them. Handcrafted from hardened steel and American mettle, this superlative razor excels in every aspect, from the tempered blue blade to the perfectly balanced handle. You won’t find a finer piece of steel this side of Yokohama.

How it Works

Handcrafted from start to finish, each blade is ground, marked, sharpened, and assembled by the American artisans at Hart Steel. The metal is heat-treated in a molten salt bath to prevent oxidation, then frozen in liquid nitrogen to harden it even further. A special bluing treatment protects against rust, and adds a unique navy finish to match the matte black handle. Each blade comes with a deerskin pouch, a storage box, and a hex wrench to tighten the pin.

How to Use

While a treatise on straight razors could fill a book, we will note that they offer the closest possible shave, and the gentlest treatment for sensitive skin. If you decide to take the plunge and invest in a razor, this blade will be your first and last.

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  • Free returns within 90 days of purchase
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