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Japanese Razors

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Japanese razors and Japanese scissors are both tools unique to Japan. The Japanese razor was originally used for shaving the hair of samurai warriors, but in the Meiji period, it came to be used for shaving at barbershops. Using a traditional blacksmithing technique in which a bar of iron is used as the base metal and steel is attached to the part that will become the blade, craftsmen manufacture each blade by hand.