Safety Razor Design and Construction – Alloys


Necessity is the mother of invention. Straight razor shaving was not safe in a lurching train lavatory without risk of serious injury.  Early safety razors were invented  at the end of the 19th and turn of the 20th century.  The razors were 3 pieces (sometimes 2) and the design is still in production and use.  Later in the 20th century ,the one piece, or Twist To Open razor was invented, and both 3 piece, and TTO razors are still in use.

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Above The Tie 7-Piece Stainless Steel Razor System

The Above The Tie (ATT) razor system is a new product from a very young company. This Tennessee-based firm designs, engineers and manufactures its razors locally using U.S. steel and U.S. labor. My recent experience with their Titan model demonstrated to me the company’s close attention to manufacturing detail and quality control showed me that they are capable of producing high-quality razors that are competitive with manufacturers worldwide.

The Above The Tie 7-piece stainless steel razor system is beautifully made, and its quality is readily apparent on first sight and touch. It has a fine satin-matte finish and surprising heft for its size. The gleaming texturing of the handle makes for an attractive and sure grip and the balance made it immediately at home in my hands. This is a fine razor system, there is no mistaking that. [Read more…]