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Executive Shaving Company Cut Throat Shaving Starter Kit

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Thiers-Issard Cut Throat Razor and Leather Strop Set. Ideal for someone looking to start shaving with a cut throat razor. The razor is French made (not Chinese, Indian or Pakistani) handmade by Thiers-Issard one of the premier razor manufacturers in the world.
As well as the razor a two-sided, wide leather strop for maintaining the razor's edge also included.

Our Starter Kit provides you with the two basic tools needed for Cut Throat Shaving: A Cut Throat Razor and a Strop.
Call/email us before you buy if you need info on how to shave with a cut throat or if you are not convinced this is the right kit for you, we have lots of options. Shaving and stropping with a cut throat are skills that need to be learned over time.

Please read our Product Details section for more information. 


The Razor: This is the famous Le Dandy Cut Throat Straight Razor. This straight razor with black scales is perfect for those new to open razor shaving and for experienced shavers who are keen to grab a bargain.

  • Blade Finish - Sheffield carbon steel
  • Blade Dimensions - 5/8'' round point
  • Handle Finish - Black celluloid

The face of the blade is acid etched with the words 'Le Dandy'". The tang is stamped with the Thiers-Issard crown logo and the words 'Thiers-Issard, Made in France'

The Strop: One side has a rough leather finish, perfect for realigning the fin (cutting edge) of the razor. The smoother flip side is ideal for stropping the fin to get the razor into a shave ready condition.
This leather strop is 39cm long with a workable width of 8.5cm.

This is a fantastic set for someone who is interested in learning the art of the Cut Throat Shave. 
The razor is factory classed 'shave ready'. Even so, the razor will likely benefit from stropping before use.
Please watch YouTube videos on how to strop the blade and how to shave with a cut throat razor BEFORE your first shave. It can take a while to learn how to shave and strop a cut throat.

Ensure the razor is shave ready, strop beforehand if required.

Lubricate the bearded area with lather from a good quality shaving soap or cream, for best results use a shaving brush.

We strongly recommend you watch some tutorial cut throat YouTube videos BEFORE your first shave. It can take many shaves to become skilled in the art of the cut throat shave.

You only need to apply minimal pressure, let the razor do the work.

This razor is extremely sharp, please be careful.

A small, French artisan firm, Thiers-Issard has been manufacturing high-quality, handcrafted shaving accessories for generations. 
High-quality items, great value for money!

For more information on cut throat shaving, please take a look our at our guide for beginners, click here to read.

If this isn't the exact set that you are looking for, click here and browse our extensive range to find something more suitable. 

Cut Throat Razor
Sheffield carbon steel, celluloid scales.

Leather Strop
All leather with metal grips.

The Executive Shaving Company treats the delivery of all our customers’ orders as a priority.
We want you to receive your order as quickly as possible, so you can start enjoying it.

Order Dispatch
Orders will be dispatched on the same day as the order is placed, providing we receive the order before 15:00 GMT Monday to Friday.
Orders placed over the weekend or on Bank Holidays will be dispatched the next working day.

Delivery Services
United Kingdom
We offer Standard, Express 24 hour, Next Working Day before 1pm and Saturday delivery services to customers in the UK.
You will be advised of all the delivery services you can select for your order when you checkout.
Free shipping is currently available for all UK orders over £75 only. This free service is our Standard Shipping service by Royal Mail and can take between 2 to 5 days for delivery.

We dispatch orders to international addresses too. You will be able to select the delivery service for international orders when you checkout.

You can see the full details of our Delivery Policy here.

If you have any queries about our delivery policy please contact us on 0141 880 3040, or email us at

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