New items

Dear wetshavers,

After a long wait, i finally was able to get the long awaited open comb base plates, which will be named as TR-3, machined. I hope it worths the wait. It has almost the same characteristics with the solid bar version except the aggressiveness which is a tad more aggressive. I paired that head with the reworked Kalyon handle which completes each other i believe. Hope OC lovers love them.

About the specs:

Head: ~40g
Handle: ~75g & 13.30 x 85mm
Exposure: ~1.15mm
Gap: ~1.30mm*
* The blade gap looks horrifying but don’t be terrified, it doesn’t feel like a lawn mower.

Due to some polishing problems i was able to get a very low quantity of that plate. Hope to get more later (probably sand blasted)

Along with the TR-3 i received a prototype of another head design (TR-4) which can be seen in my instagram page.

It is still in testing phase, there is no specific details yet about the head. All i can say is that it will be a little bit on the aggressive side.

I’m thinking to pair that head with a hexagon handle, Rail handle.

Current specs of the handle is:

Weight: 73g
Height: 85mm
Diameter: 12.30mm from side to side

Until the new head is out, i will pair these handles with some TR-2s.

Another thing that i wanted to share is the issues i had with polishing. No matter how much i tried, i couldn’t get the results i expect from the polishing shop. I can somehow understand that because as you may know all the parts are hand polished. It is a time consuming process and prone to have flaws. Unfortunately the polishing shops are very reluctant or hesitant to work on them since we expect much. They either reject or they ask high prices.

I guess i wont be able to provide polished items. I will move on sand blasted or tumbled. I think this will quicken things and cause less problems.

Best Regards


Gentlemen, first of all thank you for your interest in Barbaros TR-2!

I’m frequently receiving e-mails and messages from wetshavers inquiring about the status of the production.

Good news is that i am getting ready to make another batch of Barbaros with the intention of providing it continuously (not sure though).

Please stay tuned. You can subscribe to the newsletter in the home page to receive the updates.

Best Regards

Current Situation

Dear wet shavers, thank you for your interest and emails about Barbaros.

Razor production is not my main job, I am just a wet shaving enthusiast like you. Unfortunately, due to personal reasons I had to take a few years off from manufacturing razors. I don’t myself machine the parts, I get them machined somewhere else then I do the rest, the polishing, which requires intense elbow grease and is very time consuming. In the previous releases I was able to prepare them by spending my own spare time for all the razors but it is not possible anymore. 

My status is still in the same state but I think (actually hope) I will be able to go back to business soon. I still don’t have a time schedule for it but I am optimistic. The only thing I doubt is the polishing. I am sure I can’t do it myself. If I find someone/somewhere to polish, I will work with them. Otherwise I am planning to offer razors in sandblasted finish or mid polished (not a mirrored finish, I may do this for a limited quantity).

I am also working on different designs but not ready to be published yet. The first plan is to release another batch of TR-2 and an open comb version of the it. Later I may focus on the other designs.

Best Regards