This beautiful straight razor is handmade by Thiers-Issard, artisan razor makers in France.
The blade is 7/8 wide and is forged from 100% fully hollowed Sheffield carbon steel 'C135'. The razor has anti-slip machine tooled serrations on the bottom and top of the tang and the tang is marked 'Thiers Issard Made in France' with the Thiers Issard crown logo.
The classic barber's notch Eagle blade is gold plated with the words "Hollow Ground" and "Fully Warranted" along with an eagle motif.
As the scales are made from real, natural snakewood, no two are alike due to the grain and colour of each particular piece.
Each razor is presented in a Thiers Issard branded leather razor pouch.
Snakewood is native to South American coastal regions. It's a hard wood and so called for its characteristic snakeskin pattern. Snakewood is a rare and small tree and it is one of the most expensive woods in the world.
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.
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Blade Material: Sheffield Silver Steel
Blade Dimensions: 7/8'' Barber's Notch
Handle Material: Snake Wood
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.
For a close shave, we recommend that you shave twice with the grain and once against the grain.
We strongly recommend you watch some tutorial cut throat YouTube videos BEFORE your first shave.
You only need to apply minimal pressure, let the razor do the work.
This razor is extremely sharp, please be careful.
Located in Thiers, France, Thiers-Issard have been making cut throat razors since 1884, they still use tried and tested traditional manufacturing methods and every razor that leaves the small workshop is tested and passed as 'shave ready' for your use.
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Expect delays with the dispatch and delivery of your parcel.
Orders are still being dispatched as quickly as possible and all our shipping couriers are still delivering.
All couriers, Royal Mail, UPS and DHL, have informed us that they are experiencing delays to all their services due to the current work place restrictions.
International deliveries will be delayed due to additional checks now in place at customs clearing zones.
We ask you to be patient at this difficult time. You will receive your parcel.
Royal Mail have changed their Next Day by 1pm service to delivery by 4pm the next working day.
UPS are also experiencing delays with their service, some areas may not receive delivery within 24 hours.
For Weekend deliveries please select the Saturday service.
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.
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.
We offer Standard, Express, Next Working Day before 4pm 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.
You can find full details of our UK Delivery Policy here.
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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.
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