This Indian Rosewood mach3 has been handturned to a comfortable classic design which sits well in 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.
Heartwood of East Indian Rosewood can vary from a golden brown to a deep purplish brown, with darker brown streaks. The wood darkens with age, usually becoming a deep brown.
D. latifolia is native to India and Indonesia, but is also grown in Nigeria, Kenya, Vietnam, the Philippines, and other parts of tropical Africa and Asia as an ornamental plant. It can be 40 m tall and grows quickly under the right conditions. D. latifolia is well known for producing very hard and durable wood with a long straight bore, which makes it highly valued on the international market. Its bark is also used for medicinal purposes in its natural range.In India, the average price of D. latifolia timber is higher than that of teak.
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.