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The recent rise of the cut throat razor

For centuries man has used the razor as a personal grooming tool, and no shaver has lasted longer than the cut throat razor. Made from a thin foldable blade and handle, cut throat razors have both an intriguing history and a unique place in contemporary grooming. While some bathroom items, like collectable hand mirrors, have become vintage souvenirs, cut throat razors have withstood advances throughout history.

The history of cut throat razors

You might suspect that the cut throat razor has been in existence for decades, but you might be surprised to know that it has actually been around for centuries. The first cut throat razors, also called straight razors, date back to the 1500s and looked more like hatchets than the cut throat razor of today. Over the centuries, every component of the cut throat razor has changed and improved. The 1800s saw the introduction of silver into steel, greatly changing the appearance of the blade. After 1880 straight razors were made predominantly by machines rather than by hand, and while the introduction of safety razors after 1900 changed the shaving game completely, straight razors are still a popular option today.

The modern day cut throat razor

The cut throat razors from decades past have become barber shop & shaving collectables, but that doesn't mean contemporary razors haven't taken their place. There are several advantages to using a straight razor, which is why the cut throat razor is still popular today both in the home and in barber shops. Cut throat razors are known to provide a closer shave than safety razors, as well as eliminate bumps and rashes that can occur when pores become clogged. The cut throat razor has remained fundamentally the same throughout the years, with today's straight razors looking remarkably similar to those from the 1700s and beyond.

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