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Thiers-Issard Durandal 5/8 Snakewood Round Nose Cut Throat Razor

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This particular Thiers-Issard razor is called the Durandal.
It benefits from real snakewood scales, gold plating and a full hollow ground blade.
Often referred to as a 'singing razor' due to the audible sound the razor makes when it's shaving.
Durandal comes from the French word 'durer' - to endure, Durandal is a sword brought by an angel who gave it to Helen of Troy (so the story goes).

The real snakewood scales are particularly beautiful, mostly rich brown in colour but with darker brown markings.
The tang is stamped with the words 'Thiers-Issard made in France' and the TI crown logo.
The face of the blade has an image of a sabre cutting into a mountain in 24c gold.
The 5/8ths wide blade has a highly polished mirror finish.
Thiers-Issard razors are made in France the traditional, old fashioned way by craftsmen who take a real pride in what they produce.
The razor comes with a real leather, Thiers-Issard branded pouch.

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All orders placed before 3pm GMT will be dispatched same day
Free UK delivery*  available on all orders over £75!

These razors leave the workshop in a 'shave ready' condition. However the cutting edge of the razor (the fin) may bend over ever so slightly. Stropping will right the fin. This razor should not need honed for at least 9 months if stropped properly. We recommend you watch some YouTube tutorial videos before your strop this razor.
To prevent corrosion, after use, you must dry the razor thoroughly and store in a dry environment. The razor will benefit from a light application of razor oil if it's going to be stored for more than a few days between use.

Located in Thiers, France, Thiers-Issard have been making cut throat razors since 1884, they still use tried and trusted traditional manufacturing methods and every razor that leaves the small workshop is tested and passed as 'shave ready' for your use.

We recommend you watch some YouTube tutorial videos before you shave with this razor.
After use, the razor must be dried and left where dry circulating air can keep the razor dry. Only store in the pouch when you are 100% sure the razor is completely dry.

This razor is beautifully finished and difficult to source, we waited months to get these razors in stock. Handmade excellence from the masters Thiers-Issard.

Please browse our Help and Advice section to have all your queries about cut throat shaving answered, click here to read our 'How To' guide.

Sheffield C135 grade carbon steel, real snakewood scales.

COVID19 Service Update

We are working with a skeleton staff and dispatching orders worldwide, Royal Mail, UPS, and DHL are still delivering. Should this change, we will let you know. Orders are still being dispatched in a timely manner and all of our shipping couriers are still delivering but there may be slight delays given the current circumstances. We ask you to be patient at this difficult time. Please note Royal Mail have suspended their Next Day by 1pm service. Should you require your order the next working day, please select our Express service instead. For Weekend deliveries select the Saturday service.

Yes, we deliver to the USA and the Rest of the World, as well as to the UK and Europe.
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, 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.


International includes deliveries to the USA, Canada, Europe and all other countries in the World. You will be able to select the delivery service for international orders when you checkout. Some products are restricted to the countries we can ship them to. You will be notified at the checkout, after you input your delivery address, as to what restrictions apply to your order, if any. 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 [email protected].

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