• Max Sprecher

Anatomy Of A Straight Razor: Terminology, Definitions & Diagrams

Updated: May 27, 2018

I have compiled a razor dictionary to help you understand the many names, parts and definitions of a straight razor.  I hope this guide will help you make a well informed decision when ordering your next straight razor.


  • Spine

  • Shoulder / Heel

  • Stabilizer

  • Tang / Shank

  • Monkey Tail / Tail

  • Pivot Pin

  • Toe

  • Tip

  • Point (Barber's Notch, Spanish, French and Irish point, half round, square end,)

  • Edge

  • Scales

  • Maker's Mark

  • Wedge / Tapered Wedge

  • Jimps

  • Thumb Notch

  • Straight Shoulder

  • Grind

  • Width

  • Inlay

  • File Work

  • Etching

  • Engraving

  • Inlay (slotted, partial or full)


Anatomy Of A Straight Razor

Anatomy Of A Straight Razor

Inlays and File Work


GRIND

Razor Grinds






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