Our products are not designed and formulated in the finest laboratories in Europe. Many such claims are made by suppliers to lure you into buying their products. Damn man, these things have been around for a 100 years, how much more ‘refinement’ can still happen with such a simple tool? Our range of products work and work well, like millions before them. Some are handmade locally, some imported from countries such as Japan, Germany and China. Find one you like buy it, and use it. We offer razors for people from all walks of life, from cash strapped students right through to the discerning individual who wants a razor custom made to their requirements. Hardworking razors that can cut beard as tough as the African Bundu.
Testing our products
Although we use them extensively and all have performed faultlessly to date, our customers remain our primary gauge, please stay in touch and give feedback on our products, good or bad, we are always eager to improve on either range, quality or price on offer. We have low and high end items available on our store, as it is our mission to help every person to be able to experience classic wet shaving, the guy in the squatter camp is just as deserving of a moral boosting morning routine as the next guy! Please read descriptions of custom made items carefully, we try and cater for clients looking for natural, intermediate- and fully synthetic coatings. a Natural coating requires most maintenance, and synthetic CA finishing requires none. Some clients prefer using own oils and polishes, for them our natural finished products have a light coating of coconut oil and/or beeswax polish for wood. The coating can be removed quite easily or just be used for a while for the bare wood to be displayed. As for razors, all have been put through the buffalo test.
The buffalo test ?
Well, we personally shave with every type of razor, if there is no blood, we know it is comfortable. Our next step is to determine the level of comfort it provides. What you do is find a sleeping buffalo, if you manage to shave part his face without waking him up, you know the razor provides a high level of comfort, if he wakes up and tramples you to death, your razor provided only a medium to low level of comfort. In Africa you need tough, strong and durable, not products designed by some pantsy in a lab coat somewhere in Europe. We still love pretty though, and our African hardwoods delivers some spectacular items.
Here is a pic of buffalo I shaved below his right eye. I am sitting here typing, that means you are getting some good stuff….