What makes a Debonair Razor - Our customization, as well as our hand-crafted 192 layered Damascus steel blades. Debonair razors are all designed and built to the highest straight razor standards and will last a lifetime. They have all been hand honed by our master honemeister. Yet the most distinctive feature of a Debonair razor is the introduction of more exotic material for the blade and scales (handles); along with the often square or flared tip. Most advanced razors have a sharp square tip for closer access to tight areas.
So if you're considering straight razor shaving or are looking for a gift for someone who has never straight razor shaved before, this is the place to start. These timeless pieces are also masterfully crafted to be works of art to admire even if you don't feel the need to shave with a straight razor.
What is Damascus Steel?
The remarkable characteristics of Damascus steel became known to Europe when the Crusaders reached the Middle East, beginning in the 11th century. They discovered that swords of this metal could split a feather in midair, yet retain their edge through many a battle with the Saracens. The swords were easily recognized by a characteristic watery or ''damask'' pattern on their blades.
Through the ages - perhaps from the time of Alexander the Great in the fourth century B.C. -the armorers who made swords, shields, and armor from such steel were rigidly secretive regarding their method.The secrets of Damascus steel were shared by armorers in many parts of the ancient world, notably in Persia, where some of the finest specimens were produced. It was in the quenching that many believed it acquired magical properties-- legend has it that the best blades were quenched in ''dragon blood.''
The process of choosing steel for a Damascus blade is important. Many makers choose 2-5 alloys that play nicely together and make a beautiful pattern. Once the knife is forged or ground to shape, the waves of steel alloy will meet at the edge and you can change the cutting performance of the blade by tweaking the alloy and its heat treat process.
Owning and using a Damascus blade is about personal style and respect for the time and process of developing such a blade.
192 layers 1095 and 15N20 Damascus Steel
HRC 58 Blade Hardness
Camel Bone Handle