The primary weapon of the Golds in combat. It is exclusively used by Golds and it is illegal for other Colors to handle them, punishable by death. Thus, the weapon is also a symbol of power and hierarchy. As such, the punishment for low- Colors and mid-Colors using razors is heavy. Among Obsidians, using a razor is punished through death by starvation. Despite this, Darrow later encourages many low-Colors to wield the weapon in battles for The Rising, including but not limited to Obsidians.

The blade of the razor is about a meter long and can be toggled to change to any shape that the owner wishes. The blade can be stiff like a sword or loose like a whip, and can be used with great versatility as a result. Darrow frequently morphed his razor into a curved slingBlade.

Though it is meant to be worn on the belt, different generations of Golds have adopted different traditions for the carrying of a Razor. It has been noted as having been worn as a sash, and more recently around the forearm. Lorn au Arcos expresses his disdain for the newer method of wearing razors around the forearm, criticizing it for the possibility of accidental maiming.

Razors come in different colors, such as Leto's, whose Razor is rainbow-colored. Some Razors have special inscriptions on them, detailing personal triumphs or family achievements and glories carved into them. Cassius au Bellona had the triumphs of the Bellona family engraved into his razor. Darrow had images of what he loved on his razor, his family, Eo, etc. Other Razors have special handles, such as Lorn au Arcos's.

Although they are flexible, they can be incredibly sharp and are devastating weapons, piercing through even recoilArmor.


Razor as depicted in the graphic novel "Red Rising: Sons of Ares"