Wacker Chevalier 1074 German Straight Razor | Carbon Steel | 6/8 Size | Full Hollow Ground | French Point | Buffalo Horn Handle | Made in Germany OUT OF STOCK NO DELIVERY DATE

Wacker Chevalier 1074 German Straight Razor | Carbon Steel | 6/8 Size | Full Hollow Ground | French Point | Buffalo Horn Handle | Made in Germany

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Description

Wacker’s “Chevalier” is an elegant premium straight razor with French point and shoulderless style.

Wacker is the quintessential “Mom & Pop” straight razor maker, or in this case more accurately “father and son” – quite literally accurate, in fact.

Wacker uses the same 1.2210 (115CrV3) carbon steel as all the other Solingen producers, and then does all their own grinding/tempering/honing themselves using time-tested methods and equipment that is both ancient and wonderful.

Wacker almost exclusively uses horn for their scales production, fashioning them entirely themselves from domestic farms in France.

“Shave Ready”?

This business is wholly centered upon the sale of one hollow ground straight razor to one shaver one at a time; “1 str8rzr alone” is ~50% of all our orders.    You may elect to have your Wacker with factory edge or further honed by ‘TSS’, as only you see fit; there is not a right or wrong answer.    ‘TSS’ rather doubts the worth of debating this ‘Shave Ready’ concept today;  anyone can bandy that term about as if objective, meaningful information (like a sprinter’s time), but in fact it is completely subjective.

If you elect for the factory edge (= do nothing, no note needed @ checkout), you’ll receive your razor exactly as its manufacturers intended…pretty simple!  The factory seal’s been breached, yes, but only so you could choose from individual pictures of stock.

If you elect for The Superior Shave to further hone your razor  [plz add “note to vendor” @ checkout], this Wacker shall be honed in the manner taught in 2016 to The Superior Shave’s proprietor by two kind Solingen master grinders (whom did/do not work for Dovo, but do use similar 1840s grinders’ textbooks methods).    Regardless of their poor refinement  compared to further-honed ‘Honemeister’ edges on offer,  some physical elements of factory edges remain superior to most further honing attempts.   The Superior Shave will devote the extra time to your razor a dying industry cannot afford in overhead, without taking away the factory edge’s inherently advantaged geometric metrics.     We’re confident we offer the materially thinnest  further-honed-by-vendor edge available for purchase – you’ll need to try that to understand why it matters.     Please note: in the professional opinions of German and French razor grinders, a straight razor is not properly honed unless flush to the hone, without tape, so visual evidence of honing is unavoidable when honing is performed correctly according to its makers (we add Vaseline to your razor’s faces and use compatible honing fluid to help a little).

We hone with a method best coined as “the opposite of tape“ where a hone’s geometry’s wholly catered to performance of the razor and to no other concern.  Unfortunately, this topic cannot be discussed upon any English-based straight-razor-centric forum because a select group of e-enthusiasts cannot  abide such open discourse.     Be encouraged to think for yourself, and let your beard and sense of touch be the judge; there is a lot of misinformation out there, much purportedly from experts!     We wish you good shopping, and Happy Shaving.

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Additional information

Weight 6 oz
Dimensions 5 × 2 × 1 in
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