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About us

Imperium, means “the power to command.” That’s just what you can do with an Imperium razor handle; command your shave. It’s a whole new standard in shaving elegance, based on age-old craftsmanship and sophistication. Imperium razors are the brainchild of founder Dan Janssen, an expert woodworker skilled in the classic arts of the wood shop.  Every Imperium razor handle is handcrafted of sustainable hardwoods chosen for their beauty, durability and character. Each one is unique. Dan personally oversees the wood selection, the ergonomic handle design, the durable hand-applied finishes and the final assembly of each Imperium razor handle. 

Imperium is proud to be Made in the USA. The Imperium workshop is located in Baltimores historic Clipper Mills complex, alongside the scenic Jones Falls River. Since the 1840s, the Clipper Mills complex has been a center of industrial production in Baltimore. It was home to the worlds largest lathe, capable of machining wheels 60-feet in diameter.  Today, Clipper Mill is a thriving hub of artisan crafts and design in Baltimore. It is home to artist’s studios, glass blowers, sculptors, and machine workshops, including our own wood shop and showroom. 

In the Imperium wood shop, we use a mix of modern machines, classic woodworking implements, and traditional hand tools to make each unique Imperium razor handle. Imperium is working hard to carry on the traditions of the historic Clipper Mills into the 21st Century. 


  • See the full line of Imperium razor handles HERE.
  • Find out how to care for your Imperium razor handle HERE.  
  • Visit the Imperium Blog for tips and news HERE.
  • For information about becoming an Imperium dealer, click HERE. 
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