12-02-2019, 04:19 PM
  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Carbon Shaving Co. - Cx Damascus steel razor

Carbon Shaving Co. is a relative newcomer to the bourgeoning DE razor market, having released the Cx stainless steel razor earlier this year.
I'm a huge fan of these razors, and the Cx has quickly risen to preferred status in my den.  It's a well designed razor, that reflects 'form follows function' principles.

I recently asked Sean about the prospects of Cx being offered in alternative materials/styles.  He indicated that there were several ideas in various stages of development.  Carbon has maintained from the beginning that their 'goal is to pay homage to great designs of the past while utilizing modern craftsmanship, design and materials'.
Sean mentioned his idea of producing an all Damascus steel razor, and I indicated interest in acquiring one if possible.  He cautioned that cost of materials/machining/finishing of Damascus steel would be significantly higher compared to those associated with 316L steel used in standard Cx razors.

To my knowledge, this is the first ever complete Damascus steel DE razor made.

The Cx Damascus design emulated the standard SS Cx head and R2 handle, utilizing several distinct alloys of steel.  All work (forging, machining, finishing) was done locally.
Specifications are identical and weight is almost the same (89.5g vs 90.5g).

The final results are absolutely stunning.  Camera photos cannot fully capture the beauty here in terms of patterning, textures, and hues.  The razor is gorgeous from all angles.

Although this was a one-time special commission, Sean has not ruled out elements of this design being offered for sale in the future.

This razor truly exemplifies the high quality and optimal performance I've found with the Cx, and fulfills Carbon's mission to create 'authentic, lasting products that are worthy of being called an heirloom'.  Well done!

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 12-02-2019, 04:27 PM
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Looks wonderful, Ravi. Congrats!

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 12-02-2019, 04:30 PM
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RAD enabled something fierce.

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 12-02-2019, 04:33 PM
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Wow, that is absolutely amazing!!

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 12-02-2019, 04:37 PM
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Oh my god.

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 12-02-2019, 04:39 PM
  • w_mcnabb
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Amazing Ravi and excellent photos as always! Well done Sean.

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 12-02-2019, 05:12 PM
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That...is amazing. Congrats on the unicorn. Its beautiful.

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 12-02-2019, 05:28 PM
  • eengler
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So Beautiful Ravi! Thanks for sharing the photos and story.

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 12-02-2019, 05:41 PM
  • chazt
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Wow, it’s stunning! Ravi, your new Carbon razor is a real work of art. That makes you a patron of the arts Smile

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 12-02-2019, 05:47 PM
  • SteelyEdge
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Woo-Wee!! That is something Fierce!!

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 12-02-2019, 05:53 PM
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Just Stunning!!

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 12-02-2019, 06:01 PM
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Excellent write-up, Ravi! Absolutely beautiful razor! Congratulations sir!

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 12-02-2019, 06:34 PM
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Nice write up indeed.

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 12-02-2019, 06:34 PM
  • NJDJ
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Wow!  Very nice.

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 12-02-2019, 06:54 PM
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Very unique and beautiful razor.

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 12-02-2019, 07:11 PM
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 12-02-2019, 07:29 PM
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 12-02-2019, 08:47 PM
  • motto
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A stunning razor !

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 12-02-2019, 09:55 PM
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I need air Eyepop

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 12-03-2019, 12:57 AM
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Art work and metal, that's a pretty one !

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