This Black palm wood mach3 is sure to be a head turner and is unique. It has been handturned to a comfortable shape for the hand. This wood naturally has stunning grain running through it.
The razor comes presented in a solid wood box filled with shavings for maximum presentation if giving as a gift. The elegant turned handle is comfortable and sure to be a unique gift for someone special. The razor takes mach 3 blades and the set comes with 4 blades included.
You have the option of having a name or message engraved to add that personal touch.
Black Palm and Red Palm are interesting woods which come from the outer hardened area of a type of palm tree. While the wood is called black or red, it actually has black or red flecks on a light or deep tan background as above. Sometimes the flecks are very close together and the piece looks almost black or reddish. It is also possible for the flecks to be further apart. Because this wood only comes from the outer hardened areas, sizes can never be very large. The end grain of the wood is also interesting and looks like hammered leather when used as an inlay.
It is used for furniture, plywood, veneer, decorative wood products, construction, musical instruments, and other wood products. The species is, however, slow-growing, and is threatened by overexploitation for its timber and by illegal logging. Large plantations in Java and India have been established to meet the demand for Indian rosewood. Its IUCN Red List status is “vulnerable.”
A piece is of wood selected from seasoned stock for its grain and colour.
Each piece is carefully cut to show the best grain .
The wood is turned to size then sanded through 5 different grits of sand paper.
It is then rubbed with a bees wax mix before rounding off with a friction polish to provide a water resilient and durable finish.
After the pieces have been completed they are then assembled using premium fittings.
I do strongly recommend drying the handles after use. With proper care the finish should provide many years of use.Each razor is uniquely shaped and may vary slightly from pictured.