The name TATARA (鑪) is inspired by the furnace where the forge masters used to smelt the steel for Samurai swords in ancient Japan. Like the Japanese katanas, our products are made with extreme dedication and attention to detail. Combining this with obsessive precision of modern engineering, TATARA Razors is proud to create safety razors of a rare sensitivity and strength.
Based in Porto, Portugal, we are a team of 3 friends and mechanical engineers passionate for product development who came together in September of 2016 to dream, design and develop the TATARA's shaving products. By noticing a market saturation in non-differential DE razors we dare to imagine a clean and elegant safety razor (SR) strongly supported by minimalism trend design and with the goal of reaching a smooth and efficient shaving. While in product development we have tried several combinations of blade gap, blade angle and exposure. Supported by SR users we perceived that characteristics like vibration and blade alignment were actually crucial to reach what we defined as a close and smooth shave. Assuring machining tolerances (0.02 mm), we could reinforce the right placing of the parts and limit the blade movements between head comb and the cap of the SR. However, we noticed that another variable that affects the blade vibration and precision is the perpendicularity between the handle and the head, along with the thread length. Knowing that, we decided to bring our mechanical studies to our SR by applying a fitting system not only supported by the thread but also for two internal cylinder sliders. It was how the Masamune (正宗) razor came to life.
The Masamune Razor is the first TATARA shaving product to be produced. It has been fashioned with the look of a classic safety razor but with unique lines of the future and, due to a minimalist design, is able to transmit our view supported by purity, elegance and simplicity. The Masamune Razor is 100% produced in Portugal, is CNC machined in AISI 303 high grade stainless steel, hand finished and sand blasted, in order to give the beautiful final effect to a high quality product.