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Brand                    : CAPE 1372

Country                : Japan

Size                        : 6/8 inch – actual 19 mm

Grid                       : Full hollow

Type                      : Square Point

Year                       : Circa 1918 - 1973

Shave ready        : Yes

Steel                      : Swedish Steel


This is a vintage Japanese Made straight razor, its is brand by Tanifuji Fukutarō and distributed by Nichiri Co.LTD (one of the largest barber shop and beauty salon equipment supplier in Japan.).

Tanifuji san 1894, was the first to start manufacturing western style Japanese straight razors,
using Japanese traditional techniques & skills to manufacture his razors. in 1918, he succeeded in the production of an excellent domestic Western razor which sharpness was more excellent than a Western imported razor. The beauty of the shape of the razor was derived from Japanese traditional knife/sword forging skills.


Tanifuji retired at the age of 79, around 1973 He transferred his main machinery and materials to Mr. Iwasaki-san. (Very famous Razor maker)


The Emperor Taisho (123rd Emperor of Japan) shaved himself by a Tanifuji razor, he kept his beloved Tanifuji Fukutaro’s razor at Tokyo Sumida-ku government office, exhibiting it from time to time.

Absolutehone comments: First-class shaver, great steel. There are slight pitting marks on the steel due to its age, but it does not affect its performance. Special care will be required as this is a carbon razor, oil and keep dry to prevent rusting.


Only one in available, Tanifuji san does not produce straight razors anymore. You can now own a piece of great history and soon to be an antique!

Honed using natural stones to Shave-Ready by a professional.

Kindly note that this is a vintage item, there may be light scratches and wear.

Free leather & Canvas Strop provided with this purchase.

Ready stock.

CAPE 1372 Swedish Steel, made in Japan– Vintage Straight Razor #9380

SKU: #9380
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