This Whacker is fitted with scales made from Blesbuck horn, the specific section used for this particular razor was the very end (sharp tip) of the horn. The horns are from different animals, and are not similar in shape and form giving this razor quite a unique appearance. The scales are fitted with a blue resin wedge. The wide, rough edged steel is 6 mm thick under the thumb, making the need for jimps to improve grip fairly obsolete. The blade has a height of 28 mm and the razor weighs 88 grams, it has a half hollow grind with a 6 mm spine thickness, the razor is shave ready. Hardness is 61-63 HRC. On account of its shape this razor can not be stropped swiftly on leather, and easy, slow strokes works best.
The 'Bundu Whacker' is range of razors that are meant to fill a void in the market, and as with many new product lines, cost to customer was the biggest criteria. Our main aim is to collaborate with Andre from Grobler Cutlery to produce a handmade razor for around 2-3 k. Off course we had to limit the time spent on fit and finish, but believe us when we say these razors are going to find regular use from novice and experienced shavers alike because they shave well and are very comfortable in hand. Despite the limitations we had on allowable input costs of these razors, the coolness factor was certainly not lost, these are some damn pretty creations and I personally prefer them over most vintage razors I have used, and even some new razors from larger manufacturers. They are all created from raw materials and all of them unique in appearance.
Humidity is your razors's number one enemy, dry properly after use and oil when stored for prolonged periods or when in high humidity environments.