The Max Sprecher San Mai Line Custom Razor gives you the opportunity to explore Japanese steel. When you purchase a Max Sprecher San Mai Line Custom Razor, you will be paying for the base price of the razor without the upgrades. It is your choice if you would like to upgrade the razor using the options I have available such as file work and the choice of scale materials. The razor comes with a subtle smile and thumb-notch. Because of the San Mai properties and layers applied the grind offered only goes up to 1/4 hollow. The San Mai billets only go up to a 7/8 . The San Mai razors are only offered with a subtle curved spine/edge.
What is included:
Custom Straight Razor Etched or No Etching
Choice of 15 Acrylic Colored Scales
Choice of Jimps or Notches Upper Tang
Choice of Points Style: Barber's Notch, Spanish, French, Irish, Slider, Square Point, Half Round
Your Upgrade Choices:
Upgrade Choice to different Scale Materials (Shell, Kirinite,...)
Choice of Upgrade to File Work on the Spine, Tang or Both
San Mai means "three layer". It can be any billet with a core steel that will harden and sides that vary from plain iron to high count damascus. Most Japanese san-mai is soft steel or iron sides.
Suminagashi - A white paper core with multi layer san-mai sides. The san-mai can be stainless or low carbon. The layer count usually ranges between five and twenty+ layers per side. It features a thin high carbon core in the middle.
Takefu V2 Shiro white steel features a high carbon steel core with 22 low carbon steel outer layers. This is some of the finest Japanese blade steel that comes close to that used frequently in Japanese swords (Katana).
Multilayered Suminagashi steel is not corrosion-free. Always wipe your razor clean and store it in a dry location. For better storage wipe the steel with a protective oil (ex. camelia oil, ballistol, mineral oil, baby oil, renaissance wax, vaseline, gun oil...)
I always recommend not closing the razor when you are done shaving as water and humidity can still be trapped between the razor scales. Let it open for at least 15 minutes or longer before storing away your razor so any water or humidity can evaporate.
Pricing includes Free USA shipping
For international we will ship UPS Worldwide (3-5 business days)
The International shipping choices are insured against loss, damage, or missing contents up to $100.00 at no additional charge. Upgraded insurance available for International Orders (Contact Us)
Order Processing Time after you placed your order is 3 to 4 months (last updated March 2023)
For materials not listed, questions or special requests, please contact me to discuss your options.