Iwasaki Western Tamahagene Straight razor
The legendary blacksmith Mr. Shigeyoshi Iwasak was born in 1933 and was trained by among others his father Dr. Iwasaki Kousuke that designed Iwasaki Kamisori also a metallurgist famous for classifying Japanese steels i.e. "yellow paper", "white paper", "blue paper" etc.
He also took part in an investigation of ancient swords and knives kept at Syousou-In, a treasure house built in the 8th century.
When he was not in his forge, he teached technical skills and metallurgy theory to young blacksmiths from Sanjo as Shigefusa and Yoshikane
This one is Old and made By Iwasaki him self ! Western Iwasaki razors is Super Rare and very hard to find.
Many Japanese collectors is also on search for them so for us outside Japan it is even harder to get !
Steel: Swedish Carbon Steel
Hardness: ca. 64 HRC
Length: 71 mm
Length hight: 20 mm