Martinez Monster Straight Razor Reveal and Test Shave

I was quite happy to receive my Mike Martinez Custom 3/4 Hollow Ground 8/8 Straight Razor yesterday from Martinez Blades. It’s 52-100 Steel with stabilized curly box elder burl scales harvested in Cushing, TX, and a clear G10 Liner. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I fist opened it. WOW. Even after seeing it several times, my reaction on the unveiling below is still genuine!

As stated, Mike makes some big razors, which I personally love. The beautiful thing about them is that they aren’t bulky or heavy to wield, and they zip around your face just like a 4/8 or 5/8 full hollow sports car. And they really do come shave ready – a claim straight razor guys like me are usually very skeptical of. But in this case, it really was 100% shave ready. Below is the first test shave straight out of the box.

The shave was a huge success- WTG and ATG were flawless and the blade sang joyously throughout the whole thing. If you’re looking for some next level straight razors, look no further than Mike Martinez.

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