Straight razors, also known as cut-throat razors, are a type of shaving tool that have been used for centuries. They consist of a single, sharp blade that folds into a handle. Straight razors are typically made of high-carbon steel, which is hardened and tempered to create a sharp edge that can be honed to a fine point.
Using a straight razor requires some skill and technique, as the razor must be sharpened before each use, and the user must maintain a steady hand and angle to avoid cuts or nicks. Straight razors are often preferred by traditionalists and enthusiasts who appreciate the craftsmanship and artistry of using a classic shaving tool.
Straight razors have been largely replaced by safety razors and electric razors in modern times, as they require more skill and maintenance than these other types of razors. However, they are still used by some barbers and shaving enthusiasts who appreciate the close, clean shave that they can provide.