2010 saw esteemed US grooming brand Baxter of California celebrate their 45th Year Anniversary with a Hart Steel Limited Edition Razor – they’re back again with a another precise shaving instrument – the Baxter of California Blue Steel “Not a Replica” Straight Razor.

Predominately a hand made, loosely inspired by firearms, and titled “not a replica”; the blade features a matte black tang (handle), and a blue steel cutting edge. Manipulated in the USA by Hart Steel, the blade was specially designed by the Baxter of California creative team.

Hart Steel is tested at a Rockwell hardness of 63, which gives one’s razor the sharpest and most long-lasting edge possible. Artisan Technicians, from start to finish, hand grind, mark, sharpen and assemble each razor. Each technician personally stamps each razor to indicate his craftsmanship. The Horse Butt Leather used was chosen since it has a natural beauty and durability.

In addition to the blade, Baxter of California called on MAKR Carry goods to make a leather sleeve for the blade. The sleeve is hand crafted from Horween Cordovan leather (Navy Blue), and takes style cues from the popular MAKR angle wallet. The leather cases were cut from this beautiful material, hand sewn, hand edged painted and polished by MAKR Carry goods.

Note: Cut throat razors cannot be exchanged for sanitary reasons, and besides why would you want to? Yet another exquisite collector’s item from Baxter of California. Make some lucky gentleman’s Christmas Year.

Price: $240

www.baxterofcalifornia.com