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Written by Ben Branch | November 11th 2013
Captain Fawcett’s Hand-Crafted Safety Razor is a classic interpretation of the original safety razor design, originally patented all the way back in 1847 by William S. Henson. Many are unaware that the safety razor as we know it was first designed back in the mid-Victorian era, with most people guessing that it was invented in the mid-20th century – a full 100 years later.
Captain Fawcett’s take on the design has a well-balanced 29 gram weight with a head that takes standard Gillette Mach 3 blades to ensure a close shave and convenient access to replacements. Each one is handmade in Sheffield, England and ships with the first blade attached.
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