ARENA Smoked

SKU: 128820816

A full inch blade, dark as night, engraved with a proud lion, takes courage to wield in ones face. 

This courage is what the blade stands for. It was inspired by Theodore Roosevelt's speech entitled “Citizenship in a Republic”. An excerpt of this speech, know as “The Man in the Arena", is engraved in full on the back of this special blade.

The speech states beautifully that it is not the critic who counts, but all credit goes to the man in the arena, who is daring greatly.

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Properties

Scope Of Supply

Straight razor

Material

Carbon steel 1.2210, brunsed

Handle Material

Composite Moon Copper Mesh

Product Details

Straight point, roof-shaped spine, concave profile, thumbnotch on tang

GRIND

Full hollow ground

Blade width

8/8"

The ARENA Series

On April 23, 1910, former US President Theodore Roosevelt gave a speech entitled “Citizenship in a Republic” at the Sorbonne in Paris.

We were inspired by this speech and engraved an excerpt of it on the back of the knife.

This excerpt is often called “The Man in the Arena”. Hence the name ARENA. It reads as follows:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Matching the excerpt from the speech, a lion's head is engraved on the front of the blade, representing the courage of the people in the arena.

Handle Material

The dark brown acrylic transparent thermoplastic material is mixed with is a copper mesh. The look reminds of the moon surface, giving the razor its name: Luna. Its durability, resistance to moisture and design variability make it a popular material for handles of high-quality straight razors and shaving accessories.

Grind

During hollow grinding, the straight razor is ground concavely from the back to the cutting edge. This design combines great flexibility with high torsional rigidity in longitudinal form. Enjoy the satisfying sound and feel of a gentle shave from the vibration of the razor blade trimming your facial hair.

Product Details

A straight razor with a traditional square point, the cutting edge ends directly at the tip of the blade at a 90° angle. With a little practice, you can achieve formidable results both when precisely shaping contours and when shaving dimples. Such types of blades allow you to shave comfortably with absolute precision, but should only be handled by experienced users.

Blade Width

A wide blade is particularly suitable for men with strong beard growth or thicker hair. An 8/8 inch straight razor glides undeterred through even the thickest facial hair. The experienced barber appreciates the high weight of the blade and the resulting smooth operating performance. Especially on straight facial areas, you will achieve an unrivalled thorough and comfortable shave.

GUIDE

Your shaving begins with stropping on a leather strop. After you have generously coated your face with shaving lather or shaving oil, grab the blade so that the open handle points away from you. With your free hand, gently hold your skin to form as straight a surface as possible. You set the blade at about 30° angle and smoothly pull it down over your face. First, start going with the hair, and then finish by going against the growth direction.

MAINTENANCE

Most straight razors are made of carbon steel. To avoid stains, rinse your blade with warm water after shaving. Next, dab it dry with a cloth without touching the cutting edge and stow it open to dry completely. Between two applications there should be at least 48 hours so that the burr can realign itself. If you are not going to use your razor for a longer period of time, apply a bit of acid-free oil to it. You can find more information here.

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