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(11 customer reviews)

As of January 19, 2024: Just a few remaining.

Dear Friends,

This item has been sold out for years. Countless stylists have contacted us in search of one. But we sold them all … or so we thought.

Earlier this year, we expanded our facility and moved everything around within the new space. Lo and behold! A box of untreated Shou Sugi Ban Hair Razors appeared, long ago misplaced. We were shocked and elated. We set about the arduous process of hand-finishing them–sanding, treating, firing, curing, oiling–all in-house, all in the off-hours after our regular daily tasks. We found or recreated the original packaging. It has been a true labor of love. Jared led the charge — he has personally worked on and inspected every single one of the 113 razors we offer for sale to you today. They are all hand-numbered. The first set was #1 to #1000. These are numbered #1001 to #1113.

And, yes, we ARE in production now on a NEW wood-handled Hair Razor to launch in 2024 with a new look and patented design. It will not be a Shou Sugi Ban. It does not look like this razor because we make them all unique and collectible.

What a day. What a world. What a life. We are filled to overflowing.

x0 Much love from your friends at CULT+KING

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CULT+KING® Limited Edition Shou Sugi Ban Hair Razor in Keepsake Box. A once-in-a-lifetime, limited-edition unguarded hair cutting razor for professional use. Hand-sanded, hand-charred, fully-custom, hand-brushed, and hand-oiled, made using the esoteric Japanese shou sugi ban method of chemical-free treatment of cedar wood.  This is a limited edition razor–only 1,000 were produced–and comes with a hand-numbered card verifying authenticity.

UNGUARDED | Guarded razors unnecessarily stress hair; it’s like cutting with dull scissors. Unguarded is the purest form of razor cutting.

PERFECT BALANCE Other razors are balanced between the razor and the handle. We shifted our pivot point from the middle to the tang for improved cutting ergonomics. Less stress on your hand and wrist. Balance from back to the front is even.

INDIVIDUALLY HAND-FINISHED SHOU SUGI BAN | This limited edition razor is hand-sanded, hand-charred, fully-custom, hand-brushed and hand-treated with organic oils.  It is built to last a lifetime.   Shou Sugi Ban is an ancient chemical-free technique using flame or fire to char wood, making it waterproof, fire-proof, insect-proof, and hardened for an aesthetically beautiful finish without the varnishes and turpentines used in most wood finishing. The oldest wood building in the world – the Hōryū-ji Temple in Japan – was constructed using the shou sugi ban technique in 711 AD. We are obsessed with shou sugi ban, and created this razor as our own homage.

THE TRUE ESSENCE OF HAIRDRESSING | Unguarded razor cutting creates bespoke, crafted haircuts with movement and softness. It’s the mark of a great stylist.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING STRONGLY SUGGESTED |  Get professional training before using this tool on a beloved client’s hair.


A WORD ABOUT INSERTING BLADES  Use Feather Plier® blades. Insert blades arrow pointing in with dry hands, carefully. Though this is a highly beautiful tool used in the action-packed salon setting, always pause and respect the sharp razor blade you are inserting. Most people change blades between haircuts. You do not need to soak the razor in Barbicide between cuts.

CARING FOR OUR HAIR CUTTING RAZOR  |  Rubbing oil on the wood every couple of months will keep the wood moisturized. Use a natural, non-petroleum, botanical oil like olive oil, grape seed oil, or any oil you would find in your kitchen, not an oil you would find in your garage. Put a drop of clipper/scissor oil in the split in the spine where you install the blade every couple of months to help keep the blade sliding in and out smoothly during replacement.

Here Jared shows you one way to safely remove a blade:

Manufacturer:  Alkhemy LLC | Brand:  CULT+KING®


  1. Rory McGowan

    I would like one
    Rory McGowan
    Couperokeisalon Seattle

  2. Constance Lovejoy

    I would like one too please

  3. Tina Lucchesi

    ONE EVEN A USED ONE .. if possible

  4. Tina Lucchesi



    I need one!!!!!

  6. Brooklyn Santiago

    Yes please!

  7. South Carolina | KELLY NEWBURY Lexington

    Any idea when these will be back?!

  8. Pine

    Will this everrrrr be restocked?! Love it so much ♥️

  9. Florida | VANESSA PHILIPP Sarasota

    I’m in!! Please let me know when these are restocked. Thank you :)

  10. Heather Cuvelier

    I have been looking for one for so long!!

  11. North Carolina | JPGARTISTRY Asheville

    Please make more of these <333

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