At STAG, we're absolutely chestnuts about good quality Woods for our Razors. We search long and Fir for good quality, British Trees that would be the right fit for our Wood Razors. You see, the quality of the product can be traced right back to its roots. And, we believe the mark of quality starts at the very beginning.
The story begins with the type of British Tree we choose and how it is sourced, before it's passed on to our Expert Woodworker in Cheshire, England. Our Woodworker spends day on each Wood Razor we sell. The process from finding the right wood, to then chopping, carving, turning, polishing and perfecting your handmade traditional safety razor takes weeks from the start to the end.
We really can trace your Razor back to its roots, quite literally. From where the tree was born to where and how it died. We transport the Wood to our Woodworker and we can tell you EXACTLY how it's made. Each Wood Safety Razor looks different, because we use REAL British woods and every section has a different cut and a different grain to it. Our Wood Razors are Best of Class, Grade A Standard of superior quality that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Let's take you through a journey of each of three of our Woods; where they are from and why we chose to use them:
It all began here. The Yew Safety Razor was the first STAG handcrafted Wood Safety Razor. The journey began in the Summer of 2017 when the founder of STAG wanted to bring to market a sustainable, luxury genuine alternative to the modern day plastic BIC razors.
Our Yew Wood is sourced responsibly from Cheshire, England. Brown-Orange in colour, Yew boasts a a very unique pattern and grain not found in any other woods, often with a number of pores in the grain in place of where branches once were. A truly remarkable British wood.
A beautiful, true grain. We know you won't be disappointed by the British Yew.
You can learn all about the journey on the STAG Kickstarter page here.
The second of the S1 Series. Along came the second in our British Wood chapter. We progressed to the Laburnum Wood that truly exceed our expectations in its wonder of a finish. We think we got a little lucky, the final product looked outstanding and far outweighed our high expectations.
Despite the Laburnum's high density and hardness, Laburnum wood is in fact an easier wood to work. It is known to be an excellent turning wood, and is also favoured for carving as well. Odourless, the Laburnum wood is a woodworking favourite. Because of the tree’s small size, this wood has only ever been worked on a small hobbyist scale, perfect for our bespoke boutique workshops. Laburnum is only available within its natural range in Europe; with ours sourced from Chesire, England.
Our Laburnum wood is sourced responsibly in the UK. Laburnum is dark brown in colour and boasts a luxurious grain and finish.
A tropical hardwood, black-red-brown in colour with a wonderfully suttle texture that runs throughout the hardwood, oozing luxury and class, polished to a luxury glass finish to sit proudly in your bathroom.
The Cocobolo is a dense, solid hardwood that is extremely durable.
Because of its heritage of very damp climates, the Cocobolo wood is highly water resistant; a real advantage given its new habitat of the wet bathroom. (For best practice of making your DE Razor last, see our tips here on how to look after your Safety Razor.).
The Cocobolo was a winner. A limited edition beautiful piece of exotic to add to the STAG collection of Safety Razors.
Learn more about our quest for the Cocobolo wood here