When you imagine a straight razor shave, you probably picture it in sepia tones: an apron-clad, newsboy-cap-donning barber carefully whisking away a fluffy lather of shaving cream as a jazz standard plays in the background. But there is exactly nothing old-timey about this top-drawer razor from Discommon Goods.
Bearing an aerospace grade aluminum handle and a custom steel blade, it looks more like something Ellen Ripley would use to battle an alien than anything you’d find in a barbershop.
Rest assured, this thing has been specifically engineered to give you the best and closest shave you’ve ever had: the handle undergoes a specialized machining process that takes over three hours, resulting in a micro-textured surface that provides grip when wet; the triple-tempered blade, meanwhile, was designed to flow smoothly and precisely across the surface of your face.
It’s an ultramodern, exceptionally functional take on a standby classic.