We took to the streets, so to speak, to develop the Elijah. In doing so, we spoke with many professional barbers and took their input on what they had wanted to see in the straight razor they are able to use in their barbershop. This shavette straight razor kit was the result of all that hard work which we are so proud to bring you.
This is actually a really slick gift to give Groomsmen who are about their appearance whether they prefer clean shaved, some facial hair, or full beards. The straight razor kit allows to put clean lines around a goatee, sharp lines around the sideburns, and tidy up around the mouth of the beard. Consider a beautiful engraving of their name, this practical gift will please for years to come.
As many people are unaware, the shavette straight razor is similar in function to a straight razor but differs in the blade itself. A traditional straight razor is one solid continuous piece of metal on one side honed and sharpened in a razor. A shavette, on the other hand, has a latch that holds an individual blade in place. This is great if you don’t want to sharpen and hone your straight razor as you can change the blades out often and they are fairly inexpensive. Barbershops have been using these for a great number of years, and when you get your facial hair lined up or a hot towel shave this is what they will use. Ours is easy to hold, relatively lightweight brushed metal for more a matte look, and able to be engraved on the handle. One thing you will probably want to do is have this engraved whether it is for you or for someone you care about. Our razors will stand up to the test of time, and it’s one of those things that are very personal to your routine and to see your name forever etched into it always feels nice. Our standard production time runs about 5 days and with engraving, we add an extra couple days to ensure we have time to get it just right for you.
You will also find a very nice boar hair shave brush. We offer the shave brush with a choice in the color of the handle. You can go with the black or white, both are equally stunning and there is no real difference in performance. Finally, the kit has our premium Polished Mahogany shave soap. The brush has great control and lathers on nicely without being too heavy or cumbersome. The soap has real rich masculine notes that will really impress. As you open our KC Shave Co. package you will probably catch a hint of it in the box which sets a really nice opening tone.
We have attached several how-to instruction videos in our Frequent Asked Questions page found under the About Us tab in the navigation. This will walk you through how to use a straight razor, angles to consider, and best practices. You will also find other helpful information about our Return policy, Terms, and more information about our company. If you are unsure how you would your product engraved you can now check out our FAQ article here Engraving Options Explained.