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    Model: Ichogake Kamisori

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    This sought after Kamisori (Japanese razor) is the mid-sized Ichogake from the Iwasaki workshop in Sanjyo, Niigata, the centre of the steel industry in Japan. The "Sanjyo Seisakujo" was established by Mr Shegeyoschi Iwasaki and his father Kousuke Iwasaki after the Second World War. Production has since been handed over to Mr Mizuochi who continues the tradition started by Mr Iwasaki's father. 

    The blade length is 50mm and the overall length is approx 165mm.







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    Condition: hair moistened, tip out/root in

    HHT-0 - shave: The hair can be shaved immediately at the holding point. This is strictly spoken not a true HHT, but it does tell us that the edge is capable of shaving. [all other attempts must be made at least half an inch from the holding point]

    HHT-1 - violin : The hair doesn't cut, but it "plays violin" with the edge. This is due to the shingles catching the edge, but it's not sharp enough to penetrate. On a full hollow razor, a faint ringing sound can be heard. On all razors it can be felt with the fingertips that hold the hair.

    HHT-2 - split: When it is dragged across the edge, the edge catches the hair and splits it lengthwise.

    HHT-3 - catch&pop: When it is dragged across the edge a bit, the edge catches the hair and pops it. The severed part will jump away.

    HHT-4 - pop: The hair is popped immediately when it touches the edge. It still jumps away.

    HHT-5 - silent slicer: The hair falls silently as soon as it touches the edge.

    source: http://coticule.be/hanging-hair-test.html

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