Woodworkers Dan Janssen and Madeline Scott launched Imperium Shaving in 2012, working with limited tools out of their 1880-built rowhouse. As demand grew for their hand-turned razors, so did the need for more space and a "real" workshop. Working in a spare and unheated space, but determined to keep up with growing orders, Dan and Madeline's days consisted of early mornings, late nights, and a couple of close calls with frostbitten fingers. But all the work was worth it: along the way, Imperium built a following and a reputation for making the most exquisitely beautiful and quality razors one can buy.In the shop, Dan and Madeline strive to bring those old traditions into a new era, by using both modern machines and traditional woodworking tools to make each unique Imperium razor handle. The air is filled with the smell of sawdust and linseed-oiled wooden floor planks. Lathes and drills rumble and shriek over our favorite playlists and science podcasts.Dan and Madeline are committed to using 100% FSC-certified sustainable woods and ethically sourced materials in all of its products. We support local suppliers and artisans whenever possible, and strive to produce the absolute minimal amount of waste. Imperium gives back to the community in Baltimore through donations, volunteer work, and, beginning soon, youth apprenticeships.We look forward to seeing you!