Folding Straight Razors

The first narrow-bladed folding straight razors were first listed by a Sheffield, England manufacturer in 1680. By 1740, Benjamin Huntsman was making straight razors complete with fancy handles and hollow-ground blades made from cast steel, using a process he himself invented. Huntsman’s process was adopted by the French sometime later; albeit reluctantly at first due to nationalist sentiments. The English manufacturers were even more hesitant than the French to adopt the process and only did so after they saw its success in France. Today we can look online for straight razors at Amazing Shaving