How It's Made: Standard Razors

To build the perfect safety razor, Standard took a tech approach and started from the ground up.

When Standard Razors set out to design their namesake tool, they took the task seriously. Case in point: the high tech processes they went through to get just the right geometry, weight, and finish on the final product.

First up was the design, which required an entire year’s worth of testing to lock down the perfect head geometry. To crank out so many prototypes, they used 3D printing and rapid machining, tweaking the angles by a degree here and there until the design was just so. They even made a low-profile head, so that it’s easier to shave your mustache without bumping against your nose. Once they got close to perfection, Standard gave some prototypes to both new and experienced safety razor shavers, as well as a few women, to make sure everyone found it comfortable.

Then came the production. To make it stand out, Standard crafted them from aircraft-grade aluminum, machined to super high precision in two color ways: raw and black, both with a matte finish to set them apart from the pack of excessively glitzy steel numbers on barbershop shelves.

The final product: a sharply minimal safety razor that gives the old-school favorite a modern makeover. And rumor is that Standard is on their way to developing new shave gear to accompany the thing — so keep your eyes peeled.

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