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  • Fair Trade / Fair Labor

  • Only Natural

  • Unisex



Our simple, classic razor handle made using sustainably harvested beech wood. Designed to work with Gillette® Mach3™ blades delivering the best possible shave.

  • Ergonomic, eco-friendly design gives you control when shaving and will last for years.
  • Gillette Mach3™ blades are simply the best. Superior quality blades deliver an outstanding shave & stay sharper longer.
  • Works with our smart, simple shaving solution: 3-in-1 Bar + Mach3™ blades + Skin Fuel.
  • Made from sustainably harvested, durable beechwood. FSC certified.
  • Includes one Mach3™ razor.
  • Engraved with “Akamai” a Hawaiian for intelligent.

Made in China | Fair Trade & Fair Labor

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According to the New York Times, each year Americans throw away 2 billion disposable razors.


Part of smart, simple shaving solution.

Our Shaving Kit includes everything you need for a smooth, close shave and healthy skin. Say goodbye to cheap blades & bloated shave club services.  Ditch the chemicals, save $ while reducing waste and complexity. The reality is you don’t need new blades every week, or even every month. Learn More.


The best blades made

Superior quality blades deliver an outstanding shave & stay sharper longer. Gillette Mach3™ blades are simply the best, and we can teach you how to extend the life by 5x or more. Wondering why a brand like ours would carry a mass product like this? See here


How to use:

Slip the Akamai Razor Handle into a Mach3™ cartridge until it clicks.

Need more razors? You can get them here 


MATERIALS: *Beechwood, die-cast zinc, and polished chrome, plastic. (*FSC Certified sustainably harvested) WEIGHT: 27 grams (1 ounce)
HANDLE LENGTH: 4.75 inches without the cartridge (5.5 inches with)

Did you know?

  • As far back as the Stone Age, people used tools to remove unwanted hair. The earliest shaving tools were tweezers, made of 2 seashells used to grip the hair. It wasn’t until 3000 BC that metalsmithing allowed the fashioning of metal to create a blade.
  • The modern razor handle was patented in 1847 by William Henson his innovation was to place the blade perpendicular to its handle. This changed forever the way that we grip the shaver, providing much better control. The modern shaving system was born in 1901 when King C Gillette added a disposable blade.
  • $100,000 razor? It's true. Made of iridium, sapphires, and platinum, Zafirro Iridium is the most modern, exclusive and ridiculous razor ever made. 


Our handle holds up well in the shower, however storing it outside of the shower will allow it, and more importantly the blade, to properly dry. Like any wooden utensil, it should not soak in water.


Our recipe for a smart, simplified shave?

  1. Mach3™ Blade
  2. Akamai Razor Handle made from FSC sustainably harvested beechwood.
  3. 3-in-1 Bar an excellent lubricant for shaving
  4. Skin Fuel to soothe, nourish and condition skin.

You can buy these products separately, or purchase the Akamai Shave Kit to get started.

Additional Resources

Why, when and how people started shaving

Did renaissance women remove their body hair?

The Forest Stewardship Council matters



Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Never gave "ergonomic" much thought, until now

I guess I never gave razor handle design much thought, and it didn't seem lacking in my routine. Then I tried this handle. It is so much easier and nicer! This is a massive upgrade from the plastic crap I've been using. I kinda feel a little fancy using it, which I also like. But my favorite part is not having massive anxiety about the waste generated from continuously throwing out disposable razors. Fingers crossed it lasts as long as you say it will - I'll do my part and take care of it and the blades! Easier to use, more luxurious, AND less wasteful - 5 stars. Thanks Akamai!