The Gold Dollar 208 straight razor is manufactured by Ningbo Gold Dollar Razor & Scissors Manufacture Co., Ltd., Zhejiang, China. When purchased (November 2020) it was supplied in a cardboard case with magnetic closure.
- Single stabiliser only - earlier models had a double stabiliser
- The balance is well away from the pivot pin - unlike most other straight razors where the balance point is much nearer the pivot pin
- The razor is lighter than most of similar style due to the lightweight plastic scales
Due to manufacturing quality control, there may be some variations to the following dimensions.
Blade Material = High carbon steel
Blade Hardness = 57 RHC
Edge Length = 69mm (2.72")
Blade width = 21mm (6/8)
Spine Thickness = 6.18mm (0.24")
Bevel angle = 19.5deg
Grind = Half hollow
Blade Thickness = 0.18mm (0.007") at top of bevel
Smile = 1mm (0.04")
Stabiliser = Yes, single only
Tip = Dutch (round)
Jimps = Underside of shank only
Tail Length = 22mm opened 270deg
Scales = Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic, injection moulded
Wedge = Integral with scales moulding
Pins = Nickel alloy riveted, one at each end
Scales thickness = 11mm (0.43") max near pivot pin
Scale width at shank/tail = 12mm (½")
Overall length = 163mm (6.42") closed and 249mm (9.80") open 180deg.
Overall height = 26mm (1.02") closed
Mass = 55g (1.9oz)
Balance = 31mm (1.22") from pivot pin towards blade when opened 180deg.