Straight Razor Cover
- Carry Your Razor Safely and Stylishly
- Perfect for Shaving at the Gym, Holidays, or at Home
- Simple Yet Elegant Design
- Made with High-Quality Full Grain Leather
- Protect Your Razor in Your Dopp Kit
Length: 2 in.
Height: 6.50 in.
Width: 0.5 in.
Full Grain Leather & Attractive Suede Leather
USE & CARE
Over time and with use, the leather will assume a unique patina. If desired, condition with mineral oil or beeswax leather conditioner.
PRODUCTION & DESIGN
The Leather Razor Cover by Hide & Drink is the only way to cover and protect your trusty razor blade when you're traveling, shaving at the gym, or for use at home. Not only does it protect the blade from general bumps and knocks with other items in your dopp kit as you're on the go, but it protects you from any accidental nicks or cuts when you reach inside your bag for it. Made with sturdy, genuine full grain leather, this is a great product.
Shaving has long since been a tradition dating back as far as the discovery of ancient razors from the Bronze Age circa 3500BC in Egypt. Barbers were highly respected individuals, and the first known examples of barbers were priests or medicine men, and in Roman times a first shave was treated as a ceremonial celebration of a young man's coming of age. Barber shops became popular locations for daily news and local gossip, and the barber even doubled up as a surgeon, performing operations, leeching, enemas and even teeth extraction.
The flesh side of the soft leather is first stained with natural drab tone and finished with our proprietary beeswax conditioner. Our unique treatment not only helps the leather to retain its shape without the aid synthetic stabilizers, it also eliminates the need for a lining (often the first to tear) offering a natural and durable look.
The leather we use, originating from our well-established supplier Compiel, is nothing but Full Grain Leather, and if you don't know what that is, then make sure you're sitting comfortably. There are 4 types of leather, and they differ in quality. You have Full Grain Leather, Top Grain Leather, Genuine Leather and Bonded Leather.
We'll start with Bonded Leather. It's more of an insult to call Bonded Leather a leather. It's basically lots of different parts of leather glued and pressed together to make one piece. It's cheap, not at all durable and it will fall apart within weeks. In short, it's no good and we are completely against it.
Genuine Leather is in third place in the running, and is the layer of the hide that remains after the top is taken off for the better quality leathers. This surface can often be given a makeover with a finish, sometimes a spray paint that can give it the look of a better quality. Not something that happens in our house. Don't settle for this, you can do better.
Top Grain Leather is the second highest grade that you'll find. A leather taken from the top layer of the hide that is treated, sanded and refined. It's a good quality leather, but not good enough for Hide and Drink. You can still do better, though, go one more step higher.
Full Grain Leather is the best you can get when it comes to leather, there's no competition here, and Hide and Drink is its biggest fan. Full Grain Leather comes from the top layer of the hide, and has all of the grain, hence its name. It's the best leather than you can buy, and the only leather that we use. You can stop looking now, you've found the cream of the crop.
The tanning process is something that we take pride in. Our rustic leather is created through removing the hair, extracting the moisture, taking out the oils and, of course, the natural preservatives. The leather is placed in a large container filled with new oils, coloring and preservatives, and there it takes on its new color and thus its new personality. The finishing process consists of pressing the leather with heated plates, hung up to dry and sprayed and finished with a sealer. Finally it is pressed once more and then ready for its transformation, in which it is carefully handcrafted by the diligent locals of Pastores, Guatemala, where our workshop is located.