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Razor Features

There are a lot of variations when straight razors are discussed. The variations define the razor in terms of look and performance. Some will have a preference on the tip, grind, size, etc. What does it mean? Here are a few examples to help differentiate those special features.

Different parts of a straight razor


The tip defines the end the blade of a straight razor

Barber Notch
French Point or Irish Point
Round Point
Spanish Point
Square Point
Spike Point
Muted Point


Single Stabilizer
Double Stabilizer


Top Jimps
Bottom Jimps


Faux Frameback
Full Hollow

Extra Hollow
Half Hollow
Quarter Hollow
Near Wedge

Other Features

Worked Spine
Thumb Notch

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