Straight Razor. ZY Black resin
ZY shaving straight razors are pretty much one of the best options out there if you are looking for a straight on a budget. The blades are made of decent steel, and they are one of the few manufacturers to offer a range of cheaper razors in carbon and stainless steel. They hold an edge pretty well and is preferred by some over Gold Dollars as they do not require modification of the stabilizers to ease the sharpening process on water stones. This model is made with a carbon steel blade, and has some pretty black and grey scales in resin, the metal wedge finishes the razor off quite nicely. This is also quite a heavy razor at 62 grams, and the resin scales are nice and solid, a welcome change from the thinner plastic scales that is the norm with razors in the price range. The blade grind is half-hollow and is 70 mm long with a width of around 6/8, or just over 20 mm. The build is pretty good, and the pinning tight enough to keep the scales in position without having too much tension on them. Although some don't align perfectly, and some razors have some minor flaws, we don't consider it to be a big enough reason not to carry their straight razors in our inventory, the pros of this razor, the primary being it's pricing, far outweighs the cons.