• AVA has a reinforced weld in the handle to keep it sturdy and to prevent collapse of the handle. The tang never gets hung up in the handle.
  • AVA has been weighted at the head of the handle. This weight works to promote follow through with the stroke. When used in conjunction with the second shoulder on the shank of the razor, makes for easy transition to back hand from free hand. Changing positions now becomes nothing more than a handle drop and your fingers automatically rest in the proper position for all strokes.
  • AVA is perfectly balanced at the center of the tang. AVA is also balanced when closed at the center of the razor. You can also set AVA on a surface by the spine of the handle when closed and AVA will stand balanced.
  • AVA is a high carbon all stainless steel razor and will stick to a magnetic strip at a work station.
  • AVA takes standard double edge razor blades that are broken in half, making AVA a good value.
  • AVA’s shank design with the second shoulder allows AVA to be ergonomic in the Barber’s hand. She will respond to your every move and change of angles to perfection and effortlessly.
  • When loading the blade of your AVA, pull the cap open, and then I like to use a drop of hand sanitizer on the surface that I will put the ½ razor blade. This will keep the blade from shifting as I close the razor and replace the cap to the closed position.
  • I will replace any AVA that mechanically fails or breaks. If it fails, I want it back and I will replace it. No questions asked.
  • AVA is in the process of getting Barber’s International Endorsement. BI’s Advisory Board is comprised of all the Barber State Board Chairs across the U.S.
  • AVA is in the process of getting NABBA approval for use in schools and all Barber State Board Examinations.
  • No matter how AVA is palmed, the cap never pops up and the blade never goes through the handle when AVA is in the closed position.
  • The razor blade does not strike the handle when closing AVA.
  • If you start out holding the razor in the free hand position, and you are holding the razor correctly, then transitioning from freehand to backhand is a simple handle drop. You will notice that your fingers will float across the spine of the shank and when you rotate your hand to the thumbs up position, your finger placement will already be correct and true to the barber textbook, and that you will already be at the perfect 45 degree cutting stroke.
  • To transition from backhand to reverse freehand, simply allow the handle to drop and elevate the elbow. You are now at the proper, ergonomic position for reverse freehand, and the cutting stroke is there, at the proper 45 degree angle.
  • AVA has an all in one piece construction and smooth surfaces allowing for ease of sanitation and no parts to lose.
  • AVA’s head style and construction allows for a firm hold on the razor blade. This prevents the razor blade from vibrating across the skin. If you ever feel the razor blade is not being held firmly enough, simply lay the razor on a flat surface in the open position, with the cap open. Place your thumbs evenly across the cap and apply pressure and narrow the cap opening slightly. The cap should now close onto the backside of the razor’s head snuggly.

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