Baxter of California x Base Camp X – Cut Throat Razor

Inspired by the handcrafted Base Camp X Axe, the second Baxter of California/Base Camp X Cut-­‐ Throat Razor collaboration is designed with the most serious shavers in mind. Produced in the Base Camp X studio in Toronto and inspired by the BCX Axe handle, each razor’s handle is made of Appalachian Hickory wood and cut and shaped by hand, with a special focus on the grain of the wood. Sanded to a marble smoothness, multiple finishing coats are applied to create a deep black stain and velvety polish that is moisture-­‐resistant. The blade is our custom 6/8” wide Blue Steel—exclusive to Baxter of California and proudly manufactured in the USA by Hart Steel—and the razor comes wrapped in an olive drab water-­‐resistant canvas pouch. In addition to developing a cult following by shaving aficionados, the first Baxter of California/Base Camp X Cut-­‐Throat Razor collaboration was honored in Wallpaper magazine’s 2013 Design Awards. The Baxter of California/Base Camp X Cut-­‐Throat Razor will be available starting June 27, 2014. The MSRP is $350, and the product will be sold exclusively at and Baxter Finley Barber & Shop in Los Angeles.


Founded in 1965, Baxter of California was one of the first companies to seriously address men’s grooming needs. The company, headquartered in Southern California, strongly believes in product quality through a commitment to research and development. Its innovative products for men are available at lifestyle stores, apothecaries, better barber shops and online at, as well as at Baxter Finley Barber & Shop in Los Angeles, which features classic barbering services alongside a curated collection of men’s grooming products.


Base Camp X is a lifestyle brand that has its roots in Canada yet reaches people on a global scale. Its products are designed to last for generations. The BCX team challenges themselves to create pieces that will inspire people with impeccable functionality and craftsmanship. The first product of BCX and the brand totem is the Axe. The versatility of an axe lives in its ability to get you outside, manage a forest, adorn a wall, provide a home with heat or simply start a conversation. BCX axes are designed and built for use, but also fit right in as display above the hearth. BCX axes are functional art and each piece comes alive with a name – out of respect for the tool.

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