Straight Razor Base Kit – Just Add a Razor!
This extreme value kit includes everything you’ll need to start living an ultra-premium straight razor life; just add razor and lather!
First off, any good straight razor kit needs an excellent strop. We’ve got you covered! We’ve chosen an Solingen-made Herold strop of Russian-type calfhide leather with webbed white cotton rear linen component. No, it isn’t the biggest, but it works well, is made to a high standard, and appropriately priced for an attractive kit. The meaningful stropping area for the 185J strop in this straight razor kit measures 1.8×12″ (4.5x30cm).
Next, the two pastes [white and yellow] included in this straight razor kit will maintain your strop for several years. Furthermore, the yellow-banded tube of leather fat should be applied sparingly if you’re in a humid area. If you live where it is quite dry, on the other hand, you’ll need a touch or two likely every week or so, just about as much as you’d use of lip balm. The white tube is to stop linen from “pilling” and you can slather on as much as you please…put too much in and it’ll just get squeegeed off by the razor.
Finally, after a shave you need some soothe and some protect. The alum stone supplied in this straight razor kit’s used after each shave for a gentle astringent. If you should happen to cut yourself, don’t fret; the included styptic pencil quickly seals any nicks. Both are made in France, and are the best in the world for what they do. They’re great compliments to this straight razor kit.