This Safety Razor handle is handcrafted from Karelian birch burl. Karelian birch burl is one of the most distinctive and rare woods in the world and we have imported a few pieces from Kalingrad Russia for this fine limited edition safety razor.

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Karelian birch was used in a Faberge egg made for the last Tsar of Russia Nicholas II. The egg was made out if Karelian Birch panels set in a gold frame. It was the only Faberge egg made utilising wood.


The wood originates from the area of Karelia and it is the distinctive soil types and growing conditions which produce the patterns in the wood. The distinctive burrs are deformities in the wood caused by the growing conditions and whilst our razor is produced from solid wood veneers for the wood are used in top quality furniture.


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Each razor comes with a letter on handmade paper describing the wood and the edition is limited to fifty and each letter carries the number of the piece. It comes in a plain black gift box and the price includes UK postage.

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The last Czar of Russia


Burl safety razor

The price inclusive of UK postage is 55 and it comes in a plain black giftbox. Stock number Burl 1

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karelian knife

This is the Sheffield made pocket knife with Karelian birch scales. It is quite a different wood and we have reverted to square brass bolsters. Its a quite unique and different knife. Click on the image above to view it.


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Be sure to visit our ‘nebula’ range of cartridge razors by clicking on the image above. The range includes items from skilled craftsmen from various Countries world wide and none are mass produced items.


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Amongst our many new items on http://www.sheffield-gb.com we have some fine Scottish Sheffield made sgian dubhs. Handmade in Sheffield in the traditional way with carbon steel blades these are the historic sock knives carried in to battle for centuries by Scottish regiments. We have made some with the walnut from Lee Enfield rifle butts the standard infantry rifle of the British army for many years. These days they are used for ceremonial purposes. The Sgian Dubh’s made with the walnut from Lee Enfield rifle butt stock are all different. Each one has a different curve resulting from the curves of the butt stock. The rifle butt is full of drilled holes and these Scottish knives are all different as a result of the curves and bends in the walnut. You could not have a more poignant reminder of Scottish military history than this combination of blade and wood and they are not imported they are Sheffield made. You do not get much wood of the requisite thickness out of a Lee Enfield rifle butt and utilising that wood as the scales for a knife takes care and patience. It’s a hand made job but at least you know you are getting an item of real historical worth not a mass produced Asian import.


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