Thiers-Issard Eagle Brand Straight Razor 6/8" Blade Red Staminawood Handle France - HXBAC-188-A-STR
This razor has a special Extra heavy "large square back"--meaning this razor has special extra heft and weight. As the back is so large, this razor is more of a 5/8" plus, than an actual 6/8".
Incidentally, all of the different COLLECTIBLE razors and the Damascus, were hardened, milled and polished, sharpened etc. by Mr. Fayet, our most skilled razor maker (and certainly the best razor maker in the world at this time.) He has been making razors for Thiers-Issard continously for over 45 years! The razors are now (Summer 2009) sharper and more beautiful than ever with a new sharpening system and 24 karat gold electroplating.
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.