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KIYA Ichogake Japanese Kamisori Straight Razor

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  • Of Japanese design and manufacture, the KIYA Ichogake Kamisori Straight Razor is instantly recognizable. It has a single cutting edge, just like straight razors from European manufacturers such as DOVO and Thiers Issard. But unlike these cut-throats, a Japanese straight razor is a single continuous piece of steel with a flat-headed blade. This implement is made using kigami, which is a superior carbon steel formulated for increased strength and sharpness retention. The handle of the kamisori has been bound using rattan for a firmer grip. Please keep in mind that sharpening and honing this kind of razor takes practice and involves a steep learning curve, even if you already own a European-type straight razor.

    Being an old and respected manufacturer of kitchen knives, KIYA can boast of considerable experience concerning cutting implements made using steel. Although the modern business still specializes in the manufacture of kitchen knives, it has used this experience to launch unrelated products such as nail clippers and straight razors.

    Characters on box read: High quality Japanese razor.

    Made in Japan
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Great blade, great shave.

This razor is excellent. I have an especially thick and coarse beard which does murder on my blades. I have other straights of which some just dont cut it even after a good honing and strop. This razor is so smooth when i shave and I think it is a great blade. If you are looking for a good kamisori to start with this is a good choice. For honing i use a 5 to 1 ratio, 5 passes on omote and 1 on the ura. I have read ratios of 7 to 1 or even 3 to 1. I decided to start in the middle. The technique with a kamisori when shaving is different and a bit more tricky but if you are good with a western straight you should pick it up in no time.

Ken W.

Great razor and value for

Great razor and value for money


KIYA Ichogake Japanese Kamisori Straight Razor

well balanced.

Bruno Demers

KIYA Ichogake Japanese Kamisori Straight Razor

I bought this razor about a year ago and I have used it only ounce. Maybe because I have tree other straight razors or maybe because I'm a bit afraid of it. When I got it I wanted to use it quickly and I didn't prepare my skin as I always do (with a few hot towels first). Also I think that the razor did not cut as well as it could because I did not honed it prior using it. The first pass I did, the razor jumped on my skin and gauged my face as it landed on my poor skin. I was bleeding a lot but I finished my shave anyway. I decided to hone it to make it more sharp, but it is still sitting on my work bench because I not to sure how to do it. The angles are not the same as my other straight razors, and I don't want to destroy the blade. Maybe I'll do a bit more research on youtube... This razor is for professionals and daredevils!!!

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