The Christopher Bradley Safety Razor - Copper
Copper is a material that we've wanted to work with for a while. It starts clean but develops patina over time, just like brass does. But the patina is different and has its own quirks (like the slight green hue that shows up). And copper is about 5% heavier than brass and stainless, so there is a tiny bit of additional heft. So kind of the same, but different.
The Christopher Bradley razor is a classic double edge safety razor that will provide a smooth shave and years of service. All aspects of manufacture are meticulously controlled to provide consistent performance and clean aesthetics.
Most notably, the handle is decorated with a pattern that is inspired by the centuries-old guilloche technique commonly used in watch making. The pattern is cut into the body of the handle, instead of formed, which ensures that all of the edges of the pattern are smooth and clean, while still providing plenty of friction for wet fingers.
The razor is available with any one of 8 different open comb (OC) plates and 8 different solid bar (SB) plates, each with increasing aggressiveness, to tailor your shave to your face and style. From least aggressive to most aggressive, the OC plates range from AA to G and the SB plates range from AA to G.
Click here for a chart describing the different levels. Additional plates are interchangeable and are sold separately.
The cap is available in two styles, original (OG) and widebody (WB). The OG cap leaves the blade tabs exposed while the WB cap covers them.
The handle is available in 3", 3.25", 3.5", 3.75", and 4" lengths to suit your style. All handles employ a #10-32 thread.
Please note, the lengths listed here are nominal lengths. Actual lengths are listed here.
Mass: 95g to 120g
The razor is complete and only requires a blade to be ready to use.
The razor is manufactured with solid C145 copper and every component is bead blasted to provide a subtle matte finish. The copper is uncoated, so a patina will form over time and the surfaces will darken.
100% Made in Canada