I wonder if someone knows how beards of Eastern Asian folk and Western folk affect straight razor design. Eastern Asian and Southeast Asian folk tend to have thin beards, though sometimes the hair is coarse. Western folk and Indians tend to have dense beards, often heavy and coarse. What choices would a razor maker have to make? When I look at some old Japanese razors, there is not much to hold on to, and the blades are shaped differently. I look at Western razors and even though there may be different points and grinds, they are all similar to each other in design and purpose.