Ralf Aust is a growing brand of high quality straight razors, that is reviving the quality of old world manufacturers like Wade & Butcher or Dubl Duck. Unlike other high quality straight razor manufacturing companies, Ralf Aust is a one man operation. The passion for quality can be seen in each beautiful offering!
This straight razor with horn scales and beveled spine arrives 100% Shave Ready by Ralf. You can expect a smooth shave for generations to come and a stunning tribute to the life affirming hobby of wet shaving.
Country of Manufacture: Solingen, Germany
Grind: Full Hollow Ground
Metal: Carbon Steel
Scales: Horn, all handles are unique and will show different patterns and color of horn
Date: Modern made
Condition: Sharpened, Oiled, and Shave Ready
This razor offers a great shave the way it ships. The handles are gorgeous, and the blade shape is remarkable. This steel needs to be cared for. I’ve noticed that spots of corrosion are forming on the spine, but the blade and edge are spotless. I have also noticed slight discrepancies in the grind from side to side. Doesn’t seem to affect the shave, but it’s just something I noticed.
Not as sharp as I like out of the box, but after a hone session on my stones, this razor really gave a great shave. My other razor is a Spanish tip Boker 5/8 that sill gives me a cleaner shave. The build quality of the RA is better and clearly more one of a kind feel. I recommend and and very happy with my purchase. razor emporium was quick in shipping so that was great also.
I cleaned and dried this razor right out of the box. I did not strop it but used it and it shaved wonderfully. The straight tip did the job cleaning up in the cleft of the chin. A well balanced attractive blade.