Brand : CAPE 1372
Country : Japan
Size : 6/8 inch actual 19 mm
Grid : Full hollow
Type : Square Point
Year : Circa 1918 - 1973
Shave ready : Yes
Steel : Swedish Steel
Note: This is a pre-own / vintage unit which was carefully restored and honed back to life by absolutehone (IG)
Straight razors were introduced during 1680s, and were still popular up to the 1950's, although an invention in 1901 by a certain King Camp Gillette safety razor spelt their demise. Safety razors stamped and mass produced at a fraction of the cost meat that use of straight razor starts dwindling down and consumer went in favor of use and dispose lifestyle. With straight razors making a comeback, few Straight razors brands are still in production e.g Dovo, Boker, Ralf Aust, Thiers Issard with starting higher starting price and custom razors start from $500. Vintage straight razors are a good place to begin straight razor journey, with great quality steel at a good price. There isnt much more to say other than these razors survived the test of time and still whiskers cutting sharp after 50-100 years after production. Who knows if men are just fed up with paying through the nose for a bit of cheap steel set in plastic that gets thrown away after a few days or if the desire to be macho is rearing its head once more? Let's face it, if scraping off your stubble with three inches of unguarded, horribly sharp steel isn't macho, we don't know what is! There's no doubt that more and more men are now using straight razors for their everyday shave.
This is a vintage Japanese Made straight razor, its is brand by Tanifuji Fukutarō and distributed by Nichiri Co.LTD (one of the largest barber shop and beauty salon equipment supplier in Japan.).
Tanifuji san 1894, was the first to start manufacturing western style Japanese straight razors,
using Japanese traditional techniques & skills to manufacture his razors. in 1918, he succeeded in the production of an excellent domestic Western razor which sharpness was more excellent than a Western imported razor. The beauty of the shape of the razor was derived from Japanese traditional knife/sword forging skills.
Tanifuji retired at the age of 79, around 1973 He transferred his main machinery and materials to Mr. Iwasaki-san. (Very famous Razor maker)
The Emperor Taisho (123rd Emperor of Japan) shaved himself by a Tanifuji razor, he kept his beloved Tanifuji Fukutaros razor at Tokyo Sumida-ku government office, exhibiting it from time to time.
Absolutehone comments: First-class shaver, great steel. There are slight pitting marks on the steel due to its age, but it does not affect its performance. Special care will be required as this is a carbon razor, oil and keep dry to prevent rust
Only one in available, Tanifuji san does not produce straight razors anymore. You can now own a piece of great history and soon to be an antique!
Honed using natural stones to Shave-Ready by a professional.
Kindly note t
Brand : CAPE 1372