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    Model: kamisori
    Size: 7/8
    Point: square
    Blade: shirogami white , symmetric grind
    Box: generic or vendor

    Notes & Photos

    Unmarked brown cardboard box.

    Vendor Description

    These razors are forged under the name Takami, by the blacksmith Amano-san. These "seconds" are razors that came from the workshop with very minor faults in the cladding line. They perform just as well as a regular Takami razor and are a great choice for someone who wants to get a kamisori on a budget.

    • Size: 7/8"
    • Grind:  Western Grind
    • Steel: Shirogami White Carbon Steel
    • Rockwell Hardness: 61
    • Manufacturer: Amano san

    About Amano san - As a young blacksmith working on his own, Amano san began steel forging and crafting Kamisori (Japanese straight razors) around the time that Kent of Inglewood opened in 2014. In 2015 he began mailing us prototypes to shave will, and report back our results. From the beginning his edges were fantastic, and with some feedback, his blades quickly took the comfortable, balanced blade that you see today. He makes a right-handed, left-handed, and ambidextrous razor all from White Carbon Steel, and are mostly known under the brand-name “Takami” meaning “Sky & Water”.




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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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