As a high percentage of gents across the UK ditched the razor in favour of some facial-fuzz; one can only imagine how things must have been for a luxury razor brand with beard-hype at fever pitch over recent years…

From the outside, it doesn’t appear to have dented Bolin Webb’s popularity as the razor brand’s presence has culminated in being featured in some of the most prestigious stores across the world, including Harrods and Fortnum and Mason.

Not only this but the European-lead, UK-based brand now has a number of design awards, including Germany’s iF Design Award for the X1 and along with its stunning magnetic stand.

Design, ergonomics and functionality are just three of the words which come to mind upon grasping the X1 for the first time. Yes, the razor head is Gillette but the X1’s build quality far exceeds it (which is the best a man can get, apparently).

Perfectly balanced, the razor is much more than a mere plastic stick with some sharp parts at the end, the X1 becomes an extension of your hand as it glides across your skin, letting the Gillette Fusion ProGlide blade do what it does best.

It should be noted that the Fusion ProGlide blades compliment the X1 fantastically well; by offering leading blade technology to an ergonomic joy of a razor.

The Nero Black itself mixes contemporary design with the piano and satin black working better than even KITT and Michael Knight, beautiful!

A statement like this is an investment, with the Nero Black X1 (pictured) costing £75.00, including one Gillette Fusion ProGlide blade and well-crafted gift box. The razor also comes with free UK delivery and a very handy two-year guarantee.

If you’re interested in investing in your very own Bolin Webb razor, you check out the range featured on Mankind, here.