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Kamisori Razor – Black Edition



Unique to Dark Stag, this straight-handled razor uses regular double-edge razor blades, meaning you can choose your favourite brand. With one edge used per client, it provides the most cost effective route to a perfect shave. The spring-mounted one touch blade-holding mechanism can be opened easily for cleaning and disinfecting. Changing the blade takes just two seconds; simply pinch the head to remove the used blade and pop in the replacement. The head offers 1mm blade clearance. This is the black edition created following barber demand.

  • Same benefits as the original Kamisori but new Black finish
  • Two second blade change
  • Uses half a standard double-edge blade for fantastic economy
  • Perfectly balanced
  • Supplied with leather pouch
  • Sandblasted finish for increased durability
  • 1mm blade exposure


I like it Really impressive and works very well, the handle is nice and small so it fits well in my hand

James F.

Sandblasted finish seems to be better lasting My 2nd Kamisori from Dark Stag, the first gave great service but over time the chrome finish was beginning to be a bit worse for wear. I noticed they updated the finish to a duller look, with 'sandblasting' and at first I thought it didn't look as good, but in truth it seems less prone to damage on the surface. An improvement with a minor trade off! Would still recommend!

Lesley Johnson

Buy one Very comfortable in the hand and great to use, Also very well made... 10 out of ten


Very good control and closeness you get good with this razor and have less nicks. 10+


A Great Affordable Razor Sometimes you just want or need to get a good shave. That's where this little gem comes in.


It's Perfect – without flaws AKA FLAWLESS!! Best razor I have ever owned I LOVE IT 🥰 Coming from a barber that’s been cutting for over 30 years!!!!


Yah! Very good razor good ergonomics, A safety on the blade that makes it possible to avoid superficial injuries, Good surprise

George M

Great weight distribution and feel I couldn't be happier! The Kamisori really has a beefy feel, and the weight is distributed nicely. I love it!!! The leather case is a really nice touch, along with the pin and stickers. Thank you so much !

Alan G P

Back of the net This really is first class. Home user. Gilette is sad

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Dark Stag Kamisori Razor – Black Edition

The Dark Stag Kamisori Razor is our flagship product. This is the much requested black edition. This straight razor’s traditional Japanese razor design makes it perfect for shaping, styling, and shaving. Whether it’s your customers’ (or your own) beards and moustaches. Changing the blade takes two seconds. Simply pinch the head to drop out the used blade and pop in the replacement. Combined with the spring-mounted one-touch blade-holding mechanism, the Kamisori can be opened easily for cleaning and disinfecting. Perfect for the busy barber! 


The Dark Stag Kamisori Razor has a specially moulded replaceable blade razor head offering 1mm of blade clearance.  This means you can choose your favourite brand of blades; it can use any standard double-edge blade. We cast the razor in the exact design of the traditional Kamisori blade, a homage to the 800+ years of traditional Japanese barbering history. Without the western scales, this design is nimble and free from obstruction, making it perfect for shaping, styling, and shaving your customers’ (or your own) beards and moustaches.

One of the most common issues with replaceable blade razors, shavettes, is that the blade can become stuck or difficult to remove when wet. Which when shaving someone can mean every time. To combat this we added a secondary system for removing the blade, which involves simply sliding the top cover off and taking the blade out. This is perfect for a deeper clean at the end of the day, or between shaves.

You may have seen other companies manufacture a similar product, but they all use expensive, custom razor blades. Through our ingenious 3D modelling design process we invented a way for standard double edge blades to be utilised. Cutting down on both cost and maintenance.

With one edge used per client, this provides the most cost-effective route to a perfect shave. The spring-mounted one-touch blade holding mechanism is easy for cleaning and disinfecting. Changing the blade takes two seconds: pinch the head to drop out the used blade and pop in the replacement. The fastest blade change on the market!

The Kamisori is perfectly fine for use with disinfecting agents. The handle is made with the Dark Stag synthetic rubber compound, perfect for maintaining grip, even in wet environments.

  • 1mm blade exposure

What is a Kamisori?

What is a Kamisori Razor exactly? The Kamisori dates back to more than eight hundred years ago. Used by Buddhist monks to shave their heads, a symbol of the Buddhist faith. The most glaringly obvious difference between eastern razors and western razors is the lack of scales (handle) for the blade to fold into. This can make storing them and their portability a bit of an issue – hence the high-quality leather pouch we supply with every Kamisori we sell. The blade of a Kamisori is traditionally also shorter; an authentic example never exceeds two inches. Uniquely shaped for more effective sharpening.

As the Japanese borders gradually opened to the rest of the world, western-style razors were introduced to the masses. This has not majorly impacted the sale of razors there though… the Kamisori is still the most preferred shaving tool in Japan today.

For some entertaining background on the Kamisori, click here to find out more.

If you prefer a western straight shave, then check out the Dark Stag Premium Straight Razor.

Additional information

Weight 0.120 kg
Dimensions 22 × 7 × 2 cm